Skills You Need to Succeed in Today’s Competitive Workplace

If you read this blog with any regularity you know that I have joined the faculty at the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business.  I was in a faculty meeting the other day and we were discussing the outcomes of our MBA program.  Here is what we want ... [Continue Reading]

You Don’t Want to Become Known as Someone Who Just Checks Off Career Boxes

Many, many years ago I was working for a very large company (Fortune 25) in New York City. I had responsibility for managing the company’s summer intern program. We hired a couple hundred interns -- mostly MBA students -- every summer, many of whom ended up ... [Continue Reading]

You Can Write a LinkedIn Summary That Gets You Noticed by the Right People

When it comes to business social networks LinkedIn rules.  When it comes to your LinkedIn profile, your summary rules.  This article provides some excellent common sense advice on how to write a LinkedIn summary that really ... [Continue Reading]

The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Are Making When You Do a Presentation

The ability to deliver dynamic and convincing presentations is an important key to success.  Yet many of my career mentoring clients tell me that they are afraid of standing up in front of a group and speaking. Arvee Robinson is a friend of mine.  She is a ... [Continue Reading]

Finding a Great Job is Just the Beginning of Your Career Success Journey

I have been following The Ladders for several years. They are a top notch jobs and career success site. On their blog they provide great advice for young professionals. A lot of it is job search related, but as I always tell my career mentoring clients, ... [Continue Reading]

How You Can Become More Memorable

Networking - do you see it as a necessary evil, or something to look forward to? Personally, I like meeting new people, so I am comfortable in networking situations.  On the other hand, I know many people who aren't. This article lays out nine tips for ... [Continue Reading]

What Have You Done in the First 100 Days of 2015?

I got an email from my friend Gary Ryan Blair the other day that made me sit up and take notice.  Today, April 10 is the 100th day of 2015. Check out what Gary has to say about that... TODAY, APRIL 10th is an important date as it marks the 100th day ... [Continue Reading]

What You Can Learn About Life and Career Success From My 40 + Years on the Rugby Pitch

I have two main passions in life: helping young professionals achieve the life and career success they deserve, and playing rugby. I played my first rugby match in 1968 as an 18 year old college freshman and my last on August 14, 2010, my 60th birthday. I had ... [Continue Reading]

How You Can Get More LinkedIn Recommendations

You know you need to be on LinkedIn right?  You probably also know that you need to be active on LinkedIn -- create a great profile, keep it updated, join groups, participate in them, send connection requests to people in your field and industry.  Most people ... [Continue Reading]

10 Presentation Mistakes You Need to Avoid

I bet you've seen a TED Talk.  And I bet that you've noticed that TED presenters do a  great job.  Several of my career mentoring clients have told me that they wish they were as good a presenter as those who do TED Talks. The other day I came across some ... [Continue Reading]