Office Politics & Humor

Sep 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Recommended Read, Soft Skills

This joke is from my aunt: “I was visiting my daughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. ‘This is the 21st century,” she said.  “We don’t waste money on newspapers.  Here, use my IPad.’  I can tell you this: that fly never knew what hit him.” Using humor effectively is […]



Who Makes the Best Leaders?

Sep 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Recommended Read, Soft Skills

If you’re an individual who is the smart hard-working quiet one in the office who doesn’t get promoted, while your outgoing colleague or boss who’s always schmoozing with everyone of influence despite not having produced much of merit is gaining all the raises, the New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a […]



Stop That Trash Self-Talk

Sep 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Recommended Read, Soft Skills

One of the biggest career-crippling behaviors is your voice.  No, not your speaking voice, but rather, that negative naysayer voice in your head that tells you: “You’re too old to be doing that.” “You’re too unattractive to do that.” “You can’t speak in front of an audience.” “You aren’t important, so why should you speak […]



3 Great Career Tips

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Soft Skills

Achieving your career goals seems daunting at times, almost impossible.  A person said to me recently, “I don’t think it’s possible to get what you really want.  Those aspirations are just what people trying to sell you something use as lures.”  It was very sad to hear those words coming from such a smart young […]



60+ Pounds Off & Losing More Weight Now

Aug 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Business Growth, Career Development, Past Corporate Topics, Past Topics for Professionals, Recommended Read, Soft Skills

What the heck could my partner and I losing over 60 pounds total to date, and more off on the way, have to do with business growth, career development, and financial smarts, which is what my blogs/companies are all about? It’s because we used the book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We […]



Boost Performance – Quit Working

Aug 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Soft Skills

I’m back after 2 months of no blogging and lots of vacation time, which is just great for my work performance.  Studies, such as Ernst & Young’s, have discovered that for every 10 hours of vacation, workers’ year end performance increased by 8% and turnover decreased.  In fact, quitting continuous work has been repeatedly shown […]



Transitions—Making Sense of Life’s Changes

Mar 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Recommended Read, Soft Skills

“What if the National Football League decided to emulate the Chicago exchanges, filling the stadiums with wide-screen monitors and white-sleeved computer programmers, and converting its star players to those who could code the best touchdowns?  Imagine asking Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher what he would do with his newfound free time,” says a paragraph in Michael […]



Getting More

Mar 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Recommended Read, Soft Skills

If a .280 baseball player hits only 1 more ball out of every 9 attempts, do you know that extra hit gains him $10 million more a year and a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame?  This analogy is given by author Stuart Diamond in his New York Times bestseller Getting More: How You […]



2013 GOAL: STOP CAREER-CRIPPLING COMMUNICATION

Jan 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Past Topics for Professionals, Personal Stories/Career Advice, Soft Skills

2012 was filled with stories of how professionals using the wrong media choices crippled their careers, such as: The Whirlpool KitchenAid employee who accidentally used the corporate Twitter account instead of his personal Twitter account to send a tasteless joke about President Obama’s grandmother that went viral.  Oops, there went his job…and try getting another […]



Phablet/Tablet Transforms Target Audience Talk.

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Business Growth, Career Development, Impactful Changes, Past Topics for Professionals, Soft Skills

Computers: Go Back to the Desk! I quit blogging awhile back because it was too cumbersome, time-consuming, and unprofitable…so why am I back? Thanks to the “phablet”/tablet and other ongoing technological advances, I can finally have a direct conversation with my target audience, who is now actually online and buying products/services/information. The world has changed. […]




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