Archive | May, 2010

Work Motivation: A Fascinating Video

I’m greatly thankful to one of my former clients for forwarding me the engrossing YouTube video clip you’ll find here from Dan Pink, a leading thinker and author about economics, globalization, and the “new world of work” that is emerging around us.  It’s about 10 minutes long and I’ve watched it three times now without […]

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Burning Question: Are Younger Workers Now the Mentors?

“Do older workers have more to teach younger workers about career success and satisfaction — or have times changed, and is it now the other way around?” The other day, when having coffee with a client of mine in his late fifties, we got to talking about how much the job market has changed in […]

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Career Change: The Five-Step Process

Quite honestly, when it comes to achieving career success in today’s world, there’s only one BIG QUESTION that professionals have to answer.  They have to figure out which employment path, among all of the different options out there, is the right one to pursue. Aside from this one big issue, I find that everything else […]

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Stressed Out? Go to your Happy Place!

We all have good days and bad days.  There are days when you wake up full of optimism, ready to take on the world, and other days when (for whatever reason) you wish you could just hide under the covers and never crawl out of bed.  Perhaps these issues are entirely psychological.  Perhaps they’re chemical.  […]

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LinkedIn Tip: The “Company Follow” Feature

Ah, those rascals at LinkedIn never seem to rest!  Having taught a TON of LinkedIn classes lately, both to public audiences as well as to private corporate groups, I’m amazed at how frequently I log into the system and suddenly come across little tweaks and changes they’ve made — or some new feature they’ve added.  […]

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Networking Hesitancy: What’s Behind It?

Boy, there sure have been some great articles published in the Wall Street Journal and other places recently that speak to some very interesting and nuanced aspects of the job hunting process! One such WSJ article was sent to me a few days ago by a client and made some great points, I thought, about […]

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When “Normal” Isn’t Working, Part 3

To be honest, I wasn’t even planning to write a third installment to the two previous “when normal isn’t working” posts I’ve penned recently, but a contact of mine sent me a link that fits the theme perfectly — so I couldn’t resist! So if you want to review yet another example of a person […]

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Book Review: The Go-Giver (Bob Burg & John David Mann)

“Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving.  Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were.” This quote, from the front jacket of best-selling networking book The Go-Giver, pretty much sums up the storyline of this quick 127-page read.  We’re introduced to an […]

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When “Normal” Isn’t Working, Part 2

As discussed in my previous post, there’s definitely no shortage of individuals and organizations struggling through the adversity of a “contracted” marketplace at the moment.  At the same time, there are also some pretty heroic stories (if you look hard enough) of folks using these tough times as a catalyst to get creative, think outside […]

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When “Normal” Isn’t Working, Part 1

Stop me if you’ve heard any of these sayings before: 1)  Desperate times call for desperate measures. 2)  Necessity is the mother of invention. 3)  When the going gets tough, the tough get going. 4)  Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. 5)  If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a […]

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