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  • The good old days…

    The good old days…

    Have you ever spent time with some colleagues talking about the good old days? Perhaps wishing that someone you worked with was still part of the team? Or maybe wishing that the old bonus plan was still in place? Many people do this from time to time, but it is [More]

  • Viral Career Marketing

    Viral Career Marketing

    Viral marketing remains a hot concept today, even though it has been around for quite some time. Traditional marketers focus on defining People, Place, Price, and Product, and then executing their plan. Viral marketers try to empower those already using the product or service to tell their friends about it [More]

  • Back to School

    Back to School

    Remember a thousand years ago when the summer was coming to an end, and you were preparing to go back to school? Or maybe you have kids or teens who are dreading the first day back? For most of us, September does usually mean a more disciplined schedule. We transition [More]

  • Coaching 1-2-3

    Coaching 1-2-3

    One of the biggest buzzwords in business now is "coaching" - but what does it really mean?. What might spring to mind is the athletic coach, who provides the technical skills and motivation to help the athlete reach their potential. On the other hand, we may think of the mentor, [More]

  • People don’t fail, they give up

    People don’t fail, they give up

    Look around, and you see others enjoying great vacations, fancy cars, and the fruits of their professional success. Especially when you don't have these things, it is easy to lose your confidence, which makes these (and other goals) even less attainable. While some people are successful because they are lucky, most [More]

  • Business Travel Balancing Act

    Business Travel Balancing Act

    When you are interviewing for that new position, and are asked about how you feel about business travel, most people will say that it isn't a problem. In fact, some may see the prospect of travelling to exciting new places as a key benefit of taking the job in the [More]

  • Experience Life

    Experience Life

    Not too long ago, I had toured China, with stops in Xiamen, Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong (amongst others). At the very beginning, it was easiest to stay with the guide. They helped with everything: guiding, translating, negotiating, and dealing with all of the problems along the way. One evening, [More]

  • The Hare and the Fox

    The Hare and the Fox

    An old master was with his disciple walking in the woods, when they observed a hare being chased by a fox. The student observed that it would not be long before the hare would be caught, and eaten by the faster (and probably smarter) fox. The master replied that this [More]

  • Great First Impressions

    Great First Impressions

    So you suddenly have a new boss? You're surely looking to make a good - or rather great - impression. After all, this person effectively controls your destiny: the type of projects, your compensation,  promotions, and the quality of your workday. What can you do to ensure a proper transition [More]

  • Making Great Coffee

    Making Great Coffee

    Not every work day is a great day. A client is pressuring you about a deadline. Your colleagues aren't doing their share of the work. Your key go-to person isn't doing her normal bang-on job. And of course, you forgot to bring your Starbucks card, which means that you are [More]

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