Archive for October 2013

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, […]



LinkedIn Dilemma for Money Managers

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

Are LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements forbidden for use by money managers?  The answer appears to be: it all depends upon whether you’re a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) or you’re covered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA: FINRA’s policy regarding LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements seems pretty straightforward:  all social […]



Volunteer Your Way to Career Success

Oct 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Career Growth

Gabrielle Rapke Hoffman recently wrote an article, “Extracurriculars Are Not Just for Kids: The Career Payoffs of Volunteer Experience,” for theglasshammer.com.  Her premise is that volunteering in the form of an ongoing commitment to a specific organization can benefit your career.  Her reasoning sounds plausible and her advice sage, but I wondered:  was there any […]



Interesting Jobs Need Commensurate Pay

Oct 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Corporate Growth, Featured

Gail MarksJarvis’ 10/12/13 Chicago Tribune article, Why Some Workers Settle for Boring Jobs, shares the very interesting research results of a team of professors from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Bottom line:  workers assess whether what they’re doing is commensurate with the pay they’re being given…and will choose a less demanding, less interesting job […]




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