Use this Tool to Take the Guesswork Out of Your Holiday Planning and Promotions in the New Year

Use this Tool to Take the Guesswork Out of Your  Holiday Planning and Promotions in the New Year

If you are anything like me, you stay busy with work, day-to-day business and the career goals you set. Trying to keep up with all the holidays throughout the year is a colossal task that often gets overlooked. Reading this article will help. I typically miss a few holidays each year and along with it…

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Stop Trying to Prove How Hard You Work From Home and Do This Instead

Stop Trying to Prove How Hard You Work From Home and Do This Instead

After working from home for almost ten years, interacting with WAH colleagues and having direct reports that work remotely, I have some advice for you (hence this article). My advice? Quit trying so hard to prove you are actually working in your home office and get some balance in your work day and your life.

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If People Think You’re Rude, They May Have a Point

If People Think You’re Rude, They May Have a Point

It may be hard to wrap your brain around this, and you may not agree, but if people think you’re rude, you probably are. It’s their perception, and that’s what counts. Your perception of you doesn’t really matter. Only theirs. Somewhere along the line, your intention to be polite and respectful to others and get stuff done has gone awry…

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Straight Talk About Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace and What You Can Do

Straight Talk About Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace and What You Can Do

We've always had sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s not a new phenomenon. What’s become painfully obvious is we are still so confused over what it is, exactly.  The term sexual misconduct is getting a lot of attention lately.  Whereas some people may understand it’s the broad term to encompass…

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4 Things to Consider if You Think Grad School Is the Answer to Your Career Woes

4 Things to Consider if You Think Grad School Is the Answer to Your Career Woes

Working millennials frequently ask me whether going back to school is a good career strategy. More times than not, I see individuals opting for grad school because they feel lost or trapped in their current job or career choice. There's the notion that the extra piece of paper will be the panacea for lifelong career success and happiness.  In my experience, that's just not the case.

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile and Get More Connections

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile and Get More Connections

Based on some of the connection requests I see from young professionals lately, I decided it was time to focus on LinkedIn and perception. We all know LinkedIn is a professional networking site, right? And, everyone carries a camera around in their hands all day, right?  So, why are there so many weak profile images?

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How to Be a Better Leader in 10 Minutes

How to Be a Better Leader in 10 Minutes

You may be kicking some serious ass around the office, but to what degree is leadership part of your day-to-day? It’s an important consideration. If you’re an individual contributor leadership may not even be on your radar because it’s not an expectation of your role.  If you’re a team lead or manager with direct reports, you may be so busy managing that you have little time for leading.

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3 Steps to Create a Winning Job Search Strategy

3 Steps to Create a Winning Job Search Strategy

You're searching multiple job sites.  You’re trying to peruse LinkedIn connections faster than Tinder swipes.  But, what's your strategy? If you don't have one, you need one. Otherwise, after getting the hell out of you current nightmare and the luster of your shiny new job wears off you realize that other than the location and the cool ass industrial vibe, the company culture sucks, your manager is an absolute Neanderthal, and the boys club is rampant.

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3 Tips to Keep Your Goals on Track

3 Tips to Keep Your Goals on Track

Thirteen days into the new year and I’m without new years resolutions. Trust me. I've had them before. Usually one or two every year. More, if I really need improvement. This year I don't have any. Zero. None. Nada. Why? Unmotivated?  Stressed? Distracted? Those all sound like good excuses, right?  I'm certainly not perfect so that's not it.  I'm just dragging my ass and haven't declared them yet, But, that doesn't mean you don't need some advice on what to do with yours. 

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4 Ways to Exceed Your Boss' Expectations

4 Ways to Exceed Your Boss' Expectations

You come out of a meeting with your boss. You’re thinking “What the hell. He didn’t ask for that. He needs changes by 9 a.m.  tomorrow? Seriously?” You worked hours on this, and you need to leave on time today. Your response is understandable. So what happened?  Is it your fault? Or his for not being more clear about expectations? Does it matter? Yes, it matters, but only in terms of what you do differently going forward so it doesn't happen again.

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