Gossip Is a Career Success Killer

This is my last post of 2014.  I always take off a couple of weeks at the end of the year to reflect and refresh.  I'll be back on January 5 with more interesting career success content for you. Here is a link to a video that tells the sad story of a ... [Continue Reading]

Failure Is Good — As Long As You Learn From It

I always tell my career mentoring clients that success is hardly ever permanent and that failure is seldom fatal. Failure has actually become kind of cool lately.  There's actually a conference called FailCon.  It's devoted to giving startup founders a ... [Continue Reading]

Make Office Politics Work For — Not Against — You

To many people the term "office politics" has negative, Machiavellian connotations.  Yet all organizations are political, so attempting to avoid office politics can really hamper your career ambitions. In their new book, How Great Leaders Think, Lee Bolman ... [Continue Reading]

How to Read Between the Lines on a Job Description

Beware: Job seekers aren't the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, "tweaked" to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to ... [Continue Reading]

6 Confidence Boosting Tips

My career mentoring clients know that I am a big believer in the importance of self confidence.  The January 2015 issue on SUCCESS Magazine has a little piece by Denis Waitley on how to boost your confidence.  Check it out... Greet others with a smile and ... [Continue Reading]

How to Use Social Media to Find a Job

These days it seems as if you don't exist online, you don't exist.  This can be very true when you're looking for a job.  This article lays out four tips on how to use social media to land your dream ... [Continue Reading]

How to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination can be a success killer.  This article and infographic do a great job of showing you how you can beat procrastination. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240262?et_cid=74528&et_rid=23692409 I like this information.  I suggest you ... [Continue Reading]

Be Resilient: Become an A Player

I advise my career mentoring clients that they should brand themselves as A players in their organizations.  This article tells you exactly how to do just that. https://hbr.org/2014/04/what-a-players-do/ There's some great career success advice ... [Continue Reading]

Little Things Mean a Lot

I always tell my career mentoring clients that, when it comes to create a successful and fulfilling life and career, little things mean a lot. I had an experience at a doctor’s office last week that drives home this point. As some of you know, my given name ... [Continue Reading]

How to Deal With Conflict at Work Without Destroying Your Relationships

No matter how nice you are you will occasionally run into conflict at work.  That's just the way it is.  This article does a great job of laying out eight tips for managing conflict in the ... [Continue Reading]