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Our Competitive Spirit.

The other day, I was listening to a podcast and heard the progress and a phenomenal amount of inventions which emerged from the space race to the moon in the 1960's. It was amazing how many advances in aeronautics, science, technology and even velcro — came out of our billion-dollar endeavor.

How OLD Are You? Generational Strengths & Weaknesses.

There are many positives and negatives with age during your career. Sometimes you have more energy and sometimes you have more experience. Other times, a new perspective or more gravitas. Even when managing your team, you need to take into account what their strengths and weaknesses are — and capitalize or anticipate them.

“It was a very good year . . .”

It's a waste of a good year not to review your highs, your successes — your home runs:

Want To Change Your Life? Read This Poem.

I love Rudyard Kipling’s “If”. It’s a magnificent poem — it doesn’t get too maudlin, but it does have its highs (it’s been voted Britain’s favorite poem).

10 Tips To Recover After A Crisis.

When life knocks us for a loop, we tend to roll with the punch and stay down. If you know boxing, you only have 10 seconds to get back up before the fight is over. That means you need to get back up ASAP and realize there will be light at the end of the tunnel and wallowing in our own misfortune will not get us there.

How To Miss Work The Right Way When An Emergency Strikes.

As we batten down the hatches here on the east coast for Hurricane Sandy, I thought I would write a quick post on how to handle interruptions to your work schedule without it affecting your workflow and your relationship with your boss.

How To Be A Great Audience.

I've been taking notes and have found I exhibit a number of basic behaviors that make me a 'great' audience member.

Happy With Your Career? Not For Long.

One of my favorite quotes from Bruce Lee:

“If you alway put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else — it will spread into work and into your life. There are no limits — there are only plateaus and you must not stay there — you must go beyond them.”

What is Bruce really saying when it comes to your career or business?

Everything in your life is a plateau on an endless mountain. You work hard — you move up — and make it to the next plateau. You get settled — you enjoy that plateau — and then you make plans to move from that plateau to the next plateau on the mountain.

And I promise you — if you stay at that plateau for a long time — one of three realities will occur: […]

When Things Aren’t Working – Do The Opposite.

There’s a famous Seinfeld episode where George is at a very low point in his life.

Nothing is working and he doesn’t know what his next step should be.

You can watch it here:

What would happen if YOU did the opposite of what your instincts (fear) tell you? If what you’ve been doing has been delivering the […]

I Got A Little Gold Star On My Homework Today.

“The highest compliment you can pay a career coach is they change your life for the better with results beyond what you imagine. This is what Rich did for me through a way of coaching that showed the path, outlined requirements and gave me the tools to do it. I also know he can do […]