Category: Careers

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Leaders Give Yourself This Mirror Test

June 15, 2015.Business
leader

What’s the number one quality a leader, at any level, can’t live without? Intelligence? Charisma? The ability to see around corners? The possible answers are myriad. But above all, I would argue, in good times, and especially in bad, it’s positive energy. Nothing matters more. You can’t come to work with your head down, scared.  […]

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Three (Unprofessional) Ways to Get Ahead at Work

June 12, 2015.Careers
unprofessional

The world is filled with advice about how to do things at work better or differently so that you’ll get noticed, and in faster-than-due time, get ahead. Much of such advice is excellent. Lord knows, I’ve offered up my fair share of it. Don’t deliver, over-deliver. Volunteer for hard assignments. Stay tech-current. Avoid office politics. […]

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How Promotable Are You?

May 26, 2015.Business
promotable

What’s the number one quality a leader, at any level, can’t live without? Intelligence? Charisma? The ability to see around corners? The possible answers are myriad. But above all, I would argue, in good times, and especially in bad, it’s positive energy. Nothing matters more. You can’t come to work with your head down, scared.  […]

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Happy at Work? Beware The Velvet Coffin

May 26, 2015.Careers
coffin

Let’s face it: most career advice articles are written for people who are unhappy. They’re unemployed, underemployed, stuck in a holding pattern, working for a jerk, floundering aboard a sinking concern, unfulfilled, or unappreciated. Regardless, they want out, and who can blame them? This missive, however, is for people on the other side of that […]

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Dear Graduate, Here’s How to Get in the Game

May 11, 2015.Careers
graduates

Congratulations! Or perhaps we should say, “Congratulations*” – with a footnote reading: “This salutation is reserved for graduates who majored in engineering, computer science, or finance at a top-tier school. All others, enjoy a primal scream.” Because, hello, it’s hard to get a good job out there. Make that very hard. With four kids in […]

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