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When asking for help, you want to remove as many barriers to getting to “yes” as possible. Here's a real world example of how not to do it, and how you can avoid making the same mistakes.
Here’s the story of my 70-something uncle sharing advice with a 20-something and the three takeaways that the Millennial has decided to adopt from the “Old Dog world”.
One’s life’s work. These are three words I haven’t thought about – perhaps ever. What is your life’s work? Have you been doing it all along? Are you getting ready to do it? Is it just one thing? And does it bring you joy?
The kind of people we surround ourselves with matters a great deal. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself to assess whether you’re running with the right group to help you get where you want to go.
Gaining others’ respect is critical to leadership success and career advancement. Here are 7 reasons why you may fail to get respect even though you deserve it, along with how you can influence the situation.
If you want to be a leader, your vibe matters. It contributes to your ability to be successful. Discover two aspects to your vibe and 5 negative vibes to watch out for.
Most of us were brought up on the idea that “winners never quit and quitters never win”. But what if that’s wrong? I’ll give you my take, plus 7 questions to help you figure out if it’s indeed time to quit.
There’s always a first time for being left in charge. Those moments can be pivotal for your confidence as well as reputation going forward. That’s why it’s important to have a strategy and a system for handling those “firsts”.
The story of Bart Weetjens and his rats shows that sometimes the best achievements come from combining various “idea germs” and playing around with them until they click into place.
7 top executives and leaders share the most important things they do at the start of the new year to set themselves up for the best year ever
My husband challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and go “boogie boarding” in the Pacific Ocean – something we hadn’t done in a decade. He knows I don’t like sand, seaweed, or being in cold water.
We all feel down in the dumps from time to time. Here’s a simple strategy in case you find yourself feeling a little down after a great holiday break, facing back-to-work “reentry trauma”, or having a rough patch of any kind.
Eight common obstacles that even very successful people face and strategies for handling them to become a good leader and enjoy greater career success
Three problems I have with the “work-life balance” concept, a more energizing goal to focus on instead, and the 5 strategies for getting there.
Are you a great boss, bad boss or something in between? See how easy it is to be perceived as a bad boss and the tweaks that can turn you into a great boss.
Are you constantly getting calls and other interruptions from the office when you’re on vacation? If so, here’s a great tip if you struggle with this too.
What if you could stop yourself from letting small negative things get to you? My favorite technique for doing just that is what I call “reframing“.
Your boss is the most important person in your career aside from yourself. I’ve never seen anyone get promoted without their boss’ support. So here are three strategies for winning over your boss.