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Is Your Career On Cruise Control?

I had a great conversation with one of my clients about his career (he’s a successful labor/employment attorney). We discussed how there are two types of people — those who have a ‘cruise control’ career and those who actively drive ‘stick-shift’ with their career.Not that there’s anything inherently bad about a cruise control career. If everything is […]

The Best Time To Find A New Job Is When You Don’t Need It.

In other words — Always be prepared to leave a job, because your employer is always prepared to leave you.

More and more, many companies (not all, mind you) find themselves letting employees go for a number of different reasons. Too young/too old, too much/too little salary, old/new employee, old/new direction, high/low level position are just some of the […]

3 Ways To Make This Monday Rock.

I have this problem. When I wake up Monday morning (around 4:15 AM), I don’t feel the happy, energized, and focused self most of my clients, colleagues, and friends see when they encounter me later in the morning. At least not until I’ve taken my meds. : )

A lot of people I know feel this way in […]

Are You On Cruise Control?

I drove to my networking meeting this morning and I take the Merritt Parkway (one of the more beautiful highways in the U.S.). I got off at the North Street exit and next thing I know, I’m on the Post Road.

10 minutes evaporated from my life — it’s like those X-Files episodes where people lose time when […]

If You Aren’t Fired With Enthusiasm, You’ll Be Fired With Enthusiasm.

“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.” – Vince Lombardi

The funny thing is, it happens ALL the time. And people wonder . . . ‘What Happened?’:

I went to work every day.
I was there on time.
I did what they told me to do.

It’s all about PERCEPTION. I know I’m going to […]

I’ve Got Bad News & Good News.

Received a call from a good friend this morning — he was unceremoniously laid off Monday after 16+ successful years at the same organization. I felt for him — starting 2016 off with a fizzle and not a bang.

But the coach in me kicked in — and I said, “This is not bad news, it’s […]

Do The Impossible — The Country Club Technique.

Career or business changes are a lot about making things happen. We get caught up in the inertia of our fears and are afraid of making a mistake. One exercise we use with our clients centers around a ‘country club event’. Here’s the scenario . . . you are in front of the country club […]

Are You A Pilot Or Passenger In Your Career?

Today, we live in a time better than ever before. 

Greater life expectancy, better health standards while we’re alive, more variety of food and experiences. More opportunity than ever before.

You can try new vocations or start your own business for a lot less money and effort than it took even 20 years ago. If you fail, you […]

Want To Move Up? Want To Grow? Start Thinking BIG.

Most of the time we think small. It’s okay.

Why do we think small? We’re trying to track many of the details of our work.

The phone calls, the email follow-ups, the elements of the project, cleaning up after other people.

The nature of our position makes us forget to see the ENTIRE forest sometimes because we are focused […]

Basic Résumé Structure For Success.

Many of my clients frequently ask me for my opinion on the do’s and don’t’s of a good résumé.

Let me begin by saying résumé advice is highly subjective. Everyone has an opinion and everyone will find fault in your advice. I am going to go out on a limb and let you in on what I […]