Category Archives for "Leadership"

Oct 15

Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership – Spotlight Series – Introducing Sallyann Hulick

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

gere Introducing Sallyann Hulick!• CMO• Certified Coach• CMO PanelistMeet Sallyann Hulick, an Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership member and Chief Marketing Officer at BSA LifeStructures, recently recognized as a top ten architecture firm in the Triangle.  BSA LifeStructures has created facilities for some of the nation’s top healthcare, higher education and research institutions. Dedicated […]

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Sep 17

Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership – Spotlight Series – Introducing Angela Connor

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Introducing Angela Connor • Change Agent• Social Media Expert• Founder and Author Meet Angela Connor, an Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership member, journalist, experienced agency executive, author, speaker, and now entrepreneur. I first encountered Angela, author of “18 Rules of Community Engagement: A Guide for Building Relationships and Connecting with Customers Online“ at a one-day […]

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Sep 05

Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership – Spotlight Series – Introducing Loren Shumate

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Introducing Loren Shumate• Marketing Executive• Brand/PR Expert• Campaign Strategist Meet Loren Shumate, an Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership member and a Marketing and Sales Leader with an envious employer portfolio. Loren worked for leading edge fast growth companies that include Netsertive, ZirMed, Allscripts, IBM Kenexa, Qlik,  and most recently, Phononic Inc. Loren’s leadership expertise lies […]

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Aug 24

Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership – Spotlight Series – Introducing Julie Bryce

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Introducing Julie Bryce!• Fractional CMO• Business Owner • Devoted MotherJulie Bryce- Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership Member Meet Julie Bryce, an Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership member and a global marketing leader with experience developing integrated marketing teams, designing marketing strategies, and launching new solutions to new audiences. She strives for authenticity and has […]

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May 03

How Employers Should Improve Their Recruiting Process

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Employers constantly struggle with recruiting and how to improve the talent acquisition process. In today’s competitive business climate the recruitment and retention of talented employees is top priority for Leadership teams. A creative and productive workforce leads to higher profits but it also contributes to the overall health of your employer brand. Companies know a […]

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Mar 01

Tricia Lucas Named in TBJ’s 2018 Women in Business Awards

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Cary, N.C. – Lucas Select Inc. is pleased to announce that Co-Founder Tricia Lucas has been selected by Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) as a 2018 Women in Business Awards winner. Tricia Lucas has over 25 years experience with technology companies in sales, marketing, recruiting, and business development roles delivering enterprise solutions. Prior to founding Lucas Select, Tricia worked […]

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Nov 20

Getting Down and Digital at the Internet Summit 2017

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

The Raleigh, NC Convention Center was packed as expected last week at the Internet Summit Raleigh 2017 with over 90 sessions and workshops designed to give you the latest digital marketing trends and best practices. Over 2,500 attendees came from a broad range of organizations including national brands, agencies, technology companies, media, B2B providers, associations […]

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Mar 19

What a Bad Sales Hire Can Cost You

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

It’s a struggle all companies face. Every year, bad sales hires cost companies millions and no company is immune. A widely referenced study by CareerBuilder suggests that 27% of U.S. employers responding to a survey estimate a bad sales hire costs them more than $50,000. Finding the right people is a challenge but finding the […]

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Mar 07

Why Glassdoor is Not Your Enemy

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

For good or bad, Glassdoor is here, and other review sites can be expected to emerge to compete and or replace. This is neither totally good news for employees and job seekers nor bad news for employers, particularly those who learn to use Glassdoor to their advantage to engage their current workforce and reinforce their […]

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Dec 06

Why December is the Perfect Time to Hire

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Smart hires are critical to the success of any business even in December. In fact, December can be the ideal time to start hunting for new employees. Since overall talent management is crucial, smart managers amid the holiday social calendar, are planning ahead, making changes, and sourcing new talent now. Many companies in the Tech […]

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Nov 02

Why I Love the Triangle AMA

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

For more than 30 years  Triangle AMA has offered Triangle marketing professionals the opportunity to learn and grow through professional development and networking. Now 700 members strong, we’re the premier marketing association in the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina. Our mission is to provide value to Triangle area marketers (members, non-members, agencies, companies, and colleges) by […]

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Oct 14

How the Election Results Could Affect Hiring

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

With election day just around the corner, hiring professionals are working hard to predict how the election results will affect the economy and the job market. Pre-election reaction reveals that employers are responding to the uncertainty of the outcome by reduced spending and hiring. A recent study from Duke University revealed that 47% of CFOs […]

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Aug 04

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Workers

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Working from home also referred to as telecommuting, home, remote, mobile, virtual, or cloud working, is one of the fastest growing trends in the workplace with 3 out of 5 North American workers stating they work remotely. According to statistics from the American Community Survey, 2.6% of the American workforce, or 3.2 million people are […]

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Jul 23

LEXIT: Why LinkedIn Users are Angry

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

There is one inescapable fact: our world is becoming increasingly interconnected as a result of the digital phenomenon of social media. There are currently 1.65 billion users on Facebook alone; a number that accounts for a major percentage of the world’s population. Where platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest provide places for friends to connect […]

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Apr 25

Who’s Hiring for Sales and Marketing in April

By Tricia Lucas | Career Tips

Photo credit: Ricardo Barandiaran Triangle Tech Connect is a monthly review of local entrepreneurial Technology Sales and Marketing career opportunities. If you weren’t fortunate enough to be among the 200 plus attendees at last week’s sold out Triangle AMA Luncheon then you missed a real treat. The first CMO “She Suite” panel moderated by Karen […]

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Aug 09

Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

In honor of June 26th’s Take Your Dog to Work Day I am reviving and modifying a previous blog. This special day is held on the Friday following Father’s Day and was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups, and humane […]

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Aug 02

Why Job Hoppers Make Great Salespeople

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Some of the reasons to initiate a job change are to increase salary, gain more responsibility, better career growth opportunities, more challenging work, or a better working environment. Many will agree that too many job changes can be an issue. Traditional recruiters may steer clear of job hoppers but resourceful ones have come to expect […]

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May 01

Why You Should Hire a Job Hopper

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

I grit my teeth every time I hear or use the label Job Hopper. Until recently multiple job transitions meant you couldn’t hold a job, that you were undependable, unstable, or disloyal if you left on your own. After all, who would leave a perfectly good job? Hence the birth and evil branding of the […]

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Apr 27

Don’t Condemn Job Hoppers

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Many hiring managers still say they won’t consider an applicant if the individual has moved around too much during their career. Recruitment firm Robert Half interviewed 200 bosses about whether a large number of job changes would make them suspect a candidate might lack staying power. Thirty-six percent of the executives admitted they were ‘very […]

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Oct 24

How to Hire a Sales Superstar

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

As a Technology Sales Recruiter, I am often asked, “What makes a superstar sales person?” Many would say a great salesperson needs to be aggressive, a self-motivator, persistent, hard-working and experienced. But is that all it takes to make a great sales person and how do you determine what does? Technology today allows us to […]

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Aug 04

What is Your Office Bully Costing You?

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Over a 40-hour work week, working with a office bully can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, workplace bullying has existed since the dawn of employment, according to most psychologists and human resource experts. But tolerance for its various forms is declining swiftly as academicians release new statistics detailing its […]

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Jul 28

Are You the Victim of a Toxic Boss?

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately especially Sunday night before you are due to return to the office? In the beginning, we explain it away and often blame ourselves. As the pattern of incompetence and bad behavior continues, you realize the demon you’re dealing with is actually a toxic boss who has the ability to […]

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Jun 24

Sit, Stay, Recruit

By Tricia Lucas | Leadership

They are the ultimate employees.  Eager to please, they play well with others, respond to the slightest of praise, learn quickly, follow a routine, and have a keen sense of character.  Okay so maybe they aren’t the typical employee but dogs can certainly be an employer’s best friend when it comes to promoting a happier work […]

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