Archive | February, 2017

The Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness

“Might workplace mindfulness—in the cubicle or on the court—be just another way to get employees to work harder for nothing but airy rewards?” This query, proposed by Virginia Heffernan in her article in The New York Times Magazine, really got me thinking. Sure, I’m as guilty as the next person for over using the term […]

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Career Complaint to Career Compliment

The last thing you probably want to do when you’re frustrated with someone is to give them a compliment. However, complimenting someone is a mindful way to move away from a career complaint. There are two caveats with this approach: The compliment must be authentic. Nothing is worse than giving someone a false or hollow […]

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Career Confidence

I’m always flattered and honored when a client tells me that I’ve given them the confidence they needed to achieve their goals. While it’s certainly nice to hear, I always remind them that I didn’t do it. No, I can’t give anyone confidence. Nor can you. What we can do is inspire others to dig […]

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The Follow Up for Career Advancement

One thing that probably makes the biggest impact on career advancement is follow up. Follow up can mean many things, but in career language, it’s all about effort—touching base after a meeting, keeping promises, giving thanks to others and extending the offer to help. Touching Base. When the face-to-face meeting ends, communication should continue. An interview, conference, […]

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