Be Careful Who You Marry

Feb 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Career Growth

  What is a career strategist doing giving marriage advice? Unfortunately, who you marry is a key ingredient as to how well you are likely to meet your career expectations, especially if you’re a woman. Yes, this advice has been heard for a while, from your parents; from Dr. Neal Clark Warren, the founder of […]

Top 5 Strengths

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

  “Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.” —Marilyn vos Savant, a very smart woman If you use your strengths every day, you are 6 times more likely to be engaged on the job than others in similar roles, which means that you’ll probably be noticed by your boss, thus […]

Being More Effective

Oct 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Career Growth

QUESTION: What does a Jesuit priest who is a school superintendent, a marketing entrepreneur who writes a weekly newspaper business column, and a New York networking maven have in common? ANSWER: They are all proponents of effective time management. The first two—the priest and the marketing entrepreneur—are big fans of personal productivity guru David Allen’s […]

Finding the Right Corporate Culture for You

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

Forget about what the company says its values are on its website. Professors Luigi Zingales from The University of Chicago, Paolo Sapienza from Northwestern University, and Luigi Guiso from Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance wrote a working paper, “The Value of Corporate Culture,” in September 2013 that fails to find any significant correlation between […]

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. Earn an […]

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 […]

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