What You Learn After You Know It All Is the Best Knowledge You Will Acquire

Members of my career mentoring site will tell you that I am a big believer in the poser of lifelong learning.  Check out this article.  It echoes my thoughts.  I love the idea that "genius is ... [Continue Reading]

You’ve Got to Manage Your Career — No One Else Will

Members of my career mentoring site      will tell you that the biggest myth when it comes to career success is thinking that good performance is enough, or that your work will speak for itself.  Good performance is important, but it is just the price of ... [Continue Reading]

No One Can Make You Angry

John Chambers is the Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems. Recently I saw an interview he did in which he laid out one of his maxims for living: “Don’t raise your voice.” In my experience, this is easier said than done Here’s a personal example. A while back ... [Continue Reading]

Are You Indispensable?

A while back I wrote a post on LinkedIn called "Advice to My 22 Year Old Self."  In this post, I suggested that it's OK to take some time for yourself at 22 -- to figure out what's important to you and where you're going.  Most others who wrote similar posts ... [Continue Reading]

Boost Your Career With These 6 Essential Tips for Clear and Concise Business Writing

I receive lots of requests from folks who want to do a guest post on this blog  and for members of my career mentoring site.  I turn down most of them because of the poor quality of writing. Every once in a while, I find someone who is an excellent writer – ... [Continue Reading]

Do Your Best on Everything You Do

Roger Ferguson Jr. is the President and CEO of TIAA-CREF.  In case you don't know, TIAA-CREF is the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund.  It is the leading provider of retirement investing for people who work in the ... [Continue Reading]

Don’t Take It Personally

I have a friend and business colleague. His name is Steve. Even though he lives in New Jersey and I in Colorado, we stay in touch. About nine months ago Steve dropped off the radar. He didn’t respond to my emails or phone calls. I didn’t worry about this at ... [Continue Reading]

You Need to Avoid These Huge Career Mistakes

Members of my career mentoring site will tell you that I believe that you need to manage your career.  If you don't, no one else will.  This article reinforces that ... [Continue Reading]

The Benefits of Being Inclusive

Most members of my career mentoring site are interested in reaching the top -- either by climbing the corporate ladder or by starting an entrepreneurial venture. My good friend, Judith Glaser asks an interesting question... "So, why do so many ambitious ... [Continue Reading]

Become an Expert Networker by Asking Questions and Listening

Many members of my career mentoring site tell me that they feel awkward at networking events.  "I never know what to say," is the problem I hear most often.  This article gives you some common sense ideas on how to shine in networking ... [Continue Reading]