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I had some great questions from participants in my “How to Break Free From the Mid-Career Slump” online Master Class. Here I’m answering three questions on networking and mentors.
Learn about 3 powers you can use to gain influence and advance your career in this quick “in the moment” interview with Leadership Academy speaker, Anne Miller.
Have you ever done something really stupid? The reality is that we all do. The thing that matters is what happens next – how you take it forward. Here’s how it applies to having a successful career.
I had a chance to ask over 200 professionals for their view on which of five career-enhancing capabilities is most challenging for them. I was surprised by what they said. Is this weakness holding back your career?
Looking for a job can feel like a tough slog. Here are the stories of four job seekers who landed jobs and how they did it.
A good friend recently asked me what I would change if I had to do it all over again. Here’s what I said I would do differently, knowing what I know now.
Three questions that provide interesting perspectives that can help you be better at marketing yourself as a potential team member and choosing new people for your team.
The words you use can build up your image, while others can destroy your credibility. Here are six words and phrases to avoid if you want to come across as credible and confident.
When you’re new in a role or an organization, how do you figure out the unwritten rules and prevent mishaps from damaging your reputation? Here are two categories of “unwritten rules” that I’ve come across.
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.