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Build Your Career: Get Out of Your Own Way

While it’s impossible for any of us to know exactly what the future holds, the more I work with my clients, the more convinced I become that some of biggest stumbling blocks about our careers are sometimes of our own making. Yes, there is uncertainty related to a job...

Pursuing Happiness & Success: The Science of Positivity

It may sound like stating the obvious, but your outlook on life, impacts your life.  Outlook is powerful in that a positive vs. negative perspective has the capability of shaping our successes vs. fueling our failures, respectively.  People generally have a...

Getting a Promotion or a Raise: Asking Isn’t Enough

A simple, but generally unsuccessful approach to getting a promotion or a raise, is to ask for one. Another generally unsuccessful way is to ask for one merely because you have been at your job for a certain amount of time.  And a sure way to guarantee that you won’t...

Addressing Challenges and Solving Problems: A 4-Step Approach

Each and every day, we are faced with at least one challenge—and that is probably on what many of us might consider a “light” day.  Sometimes you call it challenges, other times problems.  Whatever you call them, the idea of facing problems can be scary, but it gets...

Essential Strategies for Managing Up…And Managing Down

Leaders today are often caught in between leading and managing the employees they are responsible for and remaining accountable to their supervisor and higher ups.  Holding the capability of both managing up and managing down is a skill. I have found many executives...

Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts: A Hiring Manager’s Guide

Interviewing is a sensitive area of business—and it can be stressful for hiring managers as well as job seekers.  As an interviewer, it’s important to keep in mind that you must both provide information to the job seeker about the open position and also gather it.  A...