Tips to Creating a Winning Strategic Plan

One can’t get where they’re going if they don’t know where they are or where they want to be. This is the reason why a strategic plan is so important for your team. It can be used to set priorities, focus energy and resources to ensure everyone is working towards a common goal. A good plan outlines where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.

How to Set Yourself Apart as an HR Professional

As a premier University, Northcentral University is at the forefront of offering degree programs in high-growth career fields. NCU recently added the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) with a specialization in Human Resources.

Careers in Addiction Therapy

According to Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap, a review of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other national data sources, addiction continues to be a huge societal problem. More than 23 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs, or one in 10 people over the age of 12!

Top 10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Franchise

You want to be an entrepreneur, but you’re concerned that starting your own company can be risky. Instead, you begin considering buying into a franchise to satisfy your itch for self-employment, while mitigating some of the uncertainty of starting a new company from scratch. Both options have their pluses and minuses.

Start the Year Off Right! Six Ways to Implement Positive Change on the Job

It’s not rocket science to understand that a happy, positive work environment is more pleasant than one filled with gloom, doom and negativity. It’s also not a stretch to think that a positive workplace can help the bottom line. How does a manager implement positive change to create this upbeat corporate culture if it’s not in place now?

Is Project Management for Me?

Over the next decade, project management is slated to grow by more than $6 trillion globally. Clearly, this is a lucrative field with job stability, but how do you know if you have the personality and attributes to maximize this opportunity?

Are You an Entrepreneur? When Do You Quit Your Full-Time Job?

So you had a passion and started a widget factory in your basement. With a lot of hard work and a little luck, your little widget business now has a steady clientele and is making some money. Is it time for you to leave your full-time job and become a full-time entrepreneur?

6 Tips for Making a Mid-Life Career Shift

There are no shortage of people who dream about having a different career or job, but few people act on their desire to do something different for a variety of reasons that often boil down to one word: fear.

The Top 5 Ways to Score the Big Promotion

We’re a society always looking towards what’s next - be it a new car, new house, a new relationship or a new job. We go to school and college with the expectation that it will set us on a certain career path. But just getting your first job won’t secure your climb up the career ladder. You have to work for it and position yourself to be promoted.

10 Ways to Nail Your First Management Job

You pursued a degree to enable yourself to move up to management and executive levels in your career. Now that you have the degree and a new management position to go with it, a sinking feeling of fear overtakes you as you realize you’ve never managed anyone. Besides drawing from what you learned in school, consider these Top 10 Tips for New Managers.