Evan Thompson is founder and owner of Evan Thompson & Associates. With 30 years of experience as a leader in the communications industry, Evan offers a customized approach to business development through training in personal branding, relationship development, and overall workplace culture modification. He has successfully provided coaching to professionals at all levels of business.
Powerful, self-aware people are those who nurture a conversation versus dominating it.
I learned that you'll be more marketable by moving forward with a plan focusing on your strengths than if you dwell on the fact that you're not working.
03/22/2018 14:06 EDT
The disruption involved in changing jobs can far outweigh the uncertainty of staying in your current job.
03/14/2018 11:18 EDT
The average age in the workplace is rapidly shifting to a younger cohort, but that doesn't mean you need to feel you have to leave the business world.
03/08/2018 10:41 EST
If you want to sit with leaders at the decision-making table, you need to learn and share their traits.
02/27/2018 13:12 EST
When presenting an idea to your boss, it's wise to consider six things.
02/16/2018 15:11 EST
Social interaction, whether in professional or personal situations, can be uncomfortable for introverts who sometimes feel
02/08/2018 16:11 EST
Do you come across as the same person professionally in face-to-face conversation as you do in cyberspace?
01/29/2018 14:12 EST
Even if things are going well and you are basically content, perhaps something is telling you that you've reached a fork in the road.
01/19/2018 15:49 EST
To be disliked by a person who has so much control over your workday and your career is a huge stress builder.
01/09/2018 13:53 EST
As effective as you feel you may be, it is only your managers, peers and clients who decide how effective you are.
01/04/2018 13:01 EST
History confirms that displaced workers always find other jobs and the effects of the growing digital economy won't change this trend.
12/29/2017 09:43 EST
If you aren't personally committed to a career or personal resolution, no matter how large or small, you will probably fail.
12/21/2017 10:44 EST
If you have chosen to tough it out through your office holiday party, here are some tips to help ensure that you will have fun
12/08/2017 09:30 EST
Experience has shown me that the key to a happy summer is avoiding the tendency to worry about work when you're on holiday and wishing you were on holiday when you're working. That entails finding a work-life balance and can be easier said than done, regardless of whether you are an independent business owner or an employee.
06/09/2017 09:52 EDT
A client has referred you to someone who you think is an ideal prospect. Conversations have gone very well and they made a Request For Proposal (RFP). But somewhere along the way, something changed. Here's why.
05/04/2017 12:57 EDT
Regardless of whether your ideal client is an independent business owner or part of a large organization, the time you spend in choosing the rights clients will put you further ahead in the long run than settling for work from those who don't "fit" you business model or professional value system.
04/06/2017 10:52 EDT
Everyone wants to be recognized by their employer for the work they do, especially if it's above and beyond their job description. It happens often, whether you're asked to complete a task outside your scope of work or you want to outshine your competition and win that VP role that just opened up. Unfortunately, usually the more you do, the more expectations of you rise and as the work piles up, your performance slips and your stress increases.
03/09/2017 04:00 EST
I have always approached achieving a work-life balance like investing for the long-term. Just as market volatility means every day can't generate gains for your investment portfolio, you can't expect to perform professionally at peak levels all the time. Don't be too hard on yourself and expect professional perfection and growth all the time. Like successful, long-term investing, a life well-lived requires balance and consistency between home and office.
01/25/2017 07:14 EST
The biggest challenge most of us have with mental health days is choosing when to take them and then wrestling with the resulting guilt. If arranged in advance to avoid disruption to your team and clients, a mental health day -- taken once every quarter -- is not going to stall your career. It could actually energize it.
01/11/2017 04:10 EST
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