Finding the Right Corporate Culture for You

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

  Looking for the right corporate culture for you—you know, the one where you fit right in from day one, understanding exactly what is meant by what management and employees around you are saying? Then consider these points: Forget about what the company says its values are on its website. Professors Luigi Zingales from The […]



Top 3 Tips for Women Interested in Joining a Corporate Board

Sep 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

1.  First become a successful professional in a major corporation in a leadership role with full profit and loss responsibility for your area or company. In other words, be the person who is in charge of the strategy and individuals that generate the company’s revenue/growth with minimal expense/risk corporate-wide or in an important division. 2.  […]



It’s Your Car—I’m a Guidance System

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

A new client looked me right in my eyes and said, “I know who I am and I know who you are in this relationship. I’m the car and you’re my guidance system, I want to perform better to reach my goal and you’re the mechanism pointing out when I’m veering off course, when I […]



The 2-Hour Job Search: Points to Ponder

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

THE 2-HOUR JOB SEARCH: Using Technology to Get the Right Job FASTER by Steve Dalton is an excellent book, one that I highly recommend reading.  It clearly explains the process involved in securing your next position and exactly how the Internet has made job search more—not less—challenging. Before reading this book, do keep in mind […]



Getting Past Career and Goal Roadblocks

Feb 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

“If at first you don’t succeed, do something smaller.”  Encouragizers™ author Anita Brick shared this one of her personal motivating quotes with me in a recent meeting where we were discussing her The Success Brain™ process.  Brick, who is also a University of Chicago Booth School of Business Director, Career Advancement Programs, created this quote […]



How NOT To Ask for A Raise

Feb 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

There’s great news afoot for professionals looking to change jobs this year, which according to a recent Korn Ferry survey is exactly what 57% of Americans are planning on doing in 2014.  When you make a job change, you should be able to gain a substantial raise this year because that’s what we’ve been seeing […]



57% Ready to Change Jobs in 2014

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Annual Forecasts, Career Growth

While doing research for my 2014 Overall Economic Employment Forecast that will be coming out this week, I uncovered a very interesting fact: according to a recent Korn Ferry survey, 57% of Americans are planning on looking for a better position in 2014…yet only 1/3 of these individuals have updated their resume! My questions to the […]



I’ve Been Bad…

Dec 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Growth

…about writing my blogs this month.  Something about that end of the year holiday spirit creeping in and taking me away to other tasks, like holiday parties, gift buying, etc.  However, I’m not afraid of getting a lump of coal in my stocking because I have already received the most fantastic gift–a gift of appreciation […]



Pumpkins Don’t Grow on Trees…or Do They?

Nov 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Growth

“Pumpkins don’t grow on trees,” was a remark that I heard someone standing nearby me in a store say as she looked at a store decoration of small plastic pumpkins attached to a twig in a display of items to use to create your own autumn displays.  I bit my tongue, because a couple of […]



Why People Act The Way They Do Around You

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Career Growth

Ever wonder when you’re trying hard to achieve something why people just aren’t reacting to you in the way you want them to?  It might not be that they’re ornery, have a different agenda, or an ulterior motive.  They might be reacting to your micromessages.  What are micromessages? Author Stephen Young in his book, Micromessaging, […]




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