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  • 13 Social Media New Year’s Resolutions

    13 Social Media New Year’s Resolutions

    Are you one of those people who have given up on New Year's resolutions?  Even if you have, an annual review of your digital profile - and a few resolutions - can make a significant difference to your effectiveness.  Here's my take on a few you should consider: This Week's [More]

  • Goal Culture

    Goal Culture

    Do you look for shortcuts in order to more efficiently reach your goals?  Do you feel jealous when others achieve before you do?  If so, it's not surprising: you've been programmed that way.  Many organizations set annual goals for their employees; they follow-up with annual evaluations.  Compensation is tied directly [More]

  • Reverse Engineering

    Reverse Engineering

    How often have you admired someone else's accomplishments, and said to yourself, "I wish I could do that!". Or when faced with a daunting goal, are not sure where to start? Conventional wisdom suggests that you start at the beginning, and take small, easily accomplished steps. Doing so moves you [More]

  • Good to Great… Attitude

    Good to Great… Attitude

    We all know that having a great attitude is important, but what if you have always seen the glass as half empty? Is it possible to learn to see it half full? The answer, thankfully, is yes. Read on for ten tips that can turn around a bad attitude, or [More]

  • Summer Motivation

    Summer Motivation

    Have you ever found yourself becoming less motivated - and perhaps a bit less productive - during the summer? It isn't surprising: great weather, outdoor activities, and more social time all conspire to have us think beyond the job. Yet to be successful, especially in a tough economy, requires both [More]

  • Carrot and Stick Resolutions

    Carrot and Stick Resolutions

    If you're like many people, you will make a New Year's Resolution: start this project, finish that project, exercise more, eat less, etc. Yet despite our best intentions, too often there is little follow-through, and the resolution is quietly abandoned. How can you make your resolutions - or any goal [More]

  • Summer Vacation

    Summer Vacation

    The months of July and August are special, as it is when many people traditionally take their vacations. But it is special for another reason as well: it is the half-way point of the year. And while we might prefer to be sipping lemonade at the beach, it is a [More]

  • If you put your mind to it

    If you put your mind to it

    If you put your mind to it, you can do anything. How many times did you hear this from your mother, father, or favorite aunt or uncle? If you're like most people, you've heard this expression many times -- when you were growing up. (As an aside, how many times [More]

  • A Different New Year’s Resolution

    A Different New Year’s Resolution

    Now that the new year is here, it is time to be thinking about all of the "resolutions" that you are going to make. For many people, the top resolution is to do something about their job: get that promotion, work on a special project, ask for a raise, achieve [More]

  • Professional Intensity

    Professional Intensity

    An athlete's training schedule holds an important lesson for those looking to develop a successful career. At the beginning, an athlete may run 5 miles in one hour. As they get better, they move their time down to 55 minutes, then 50 minutes. At this point, they decide to add [More]


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