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It is sometimes better to be wrong when asked for an opinion in a team meeting than to remain silent.

TOP 3 Reasons To Speak Up, Even If You May Be Wrong
  • It indicates you are listening and engaged in the conversation at hand.
  • An incorrect answer can only be corrected if it is made known.
  • It shows courage and a willingness to be a participant not just an observer.
Wednesday, 17 July, 2019
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The PMI (Project Management Institute) estimates by 2025 there will be a need for about 88 million project professionals working in various industries.

TOP 3 Things You May Not Know about the PMP* Certification
  • There are 900,000 active PMP members globally.
  • PMP holders report earning 23 percent higher median salaries than those without.
  • There are over 1800 Registered Education Providers delivering PMP content worldwide.

*The PMP = Project Management Professional certification. Watch for next month’s LTN Certification Series from TRU for a deeper look into the PMI’s PMP!

Wednesday, 10 July, 2019
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Inconsistency breeds doubt and mistrust.

TOP 3 Inconsistencies Everyone Can Work To Avoid
  • Inconsistency in responsiveness
  • Inconsistency in availability
  • Inconsistency in punctuality
Tuesday, 02 July, 2019
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After surveying 252 global privacy professionals across 14 different industries, CPO Magazine has released the comprehensive report, “Data Protection and Privacy Officer Priorities 2019,” outlining imminent privacy challenges around the world.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The Data Protection And Privacy Officer Priorities Report 2019
  • 1 of 2 organizations spend less than $250,000 annually on data protection and privacy
  • 1 of 2 organizations allocate less than 5% of their governance, risk and compliance budget on data protection and privacy
  • 1 of 4 organizations have only a single employee handling their data protection and privacy function

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of CPO Magazine's "Data Protection and Privacy Officer Priorities Report 2019"

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019
TRU Tips

Micromanage areas where mentorship is needed. Macromanage areas where employees have the opportunity to put mentoring into practice.

TOP 3 Times To Pull Back And Macromanage
  • When an employee establishes a meaningful relationship with a client
  • When an employee asks for the opportunity lead
  • When an employee possibly making a mistake on their own is acceptable and has more learning value than simply being told what to do
Wednesday, 19 June, 2019
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Having hard conversations strengthens relationships. Ghosting people sends the message that you don’t care.

TOP 3 Reasons Why Tough Conversations Lead To Stronger Relationships
  • Compromise: Difficult professional conversations where parties want different things can often lead to compromise after communication occurs. Demonstrating the ability to compromise is part of any great relationship.
  • Courage: Showing courage to address potential confrontation demonstrates strength in character and conviction.
  • Courtesy: Challenging professional conversations reflect courtesy for others’ time, effort and energy—even if it has been fruitless.
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
TRU Tips

Instead of avoiding hesitations a hiring manager might have about your candidacy, address them head on.

TOP 3 Questions To Elicit Hiring Manager Hesitations about your Candidacy
  • Has anyone in the company come from a background like mine and succeeded, and if so, how did they achieve success?.
  • What continuing education opportunities exist at this company that could help me round out my skillset?
  • What concerns do you have about my qualifications, and what would put you at ease about them?
Thursday, 06 June, 2019
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Hiring managers will be making decisions quickly in the weeks leading up to July 4.

TOP 3 Reasons Why Hiring Speeds up between Memorial Day and 4th of July
  • Hiring managers who have been shopping for talent in Q2 will finally make decisions.
  • Many stakeholders will vacation from July 4 to Labor Day, making the interview process slow down and delaying some new hires until fall if they don’t hire fast now.
  • The busy season for billables in our business is September through November, so hiring managers are bolstering their ranks now to prepare accordingly.
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019
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The privacy industry is growing, and quickly—IAPP membership has gone from 36,000 to over 50,000 since GDPR Day last year!

TOP 3 Steps To Break Into Privacy
  • Get certified—hiring managers are looking for certifications, and the right ones can nearly guarantee an interview.
  • Stay relevant with laws at the state level—privacy is evolving quickly and being current immediately adds value.
  • Be open to contract work—as in-house privacy practices are established throughout the U.S., companies will be moving pieces around to find what works for them.
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019