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Don’t Tread On Me

I recently finished a best-selling business book which I found insightful and peppered with thought-provoking inspiration. However, despite the riveting read, I couldn’t shake the tone of the “attention-grabbing” introduction. Within this section, the author, an “expert” in his field, continuously insulted those in the helping profession. “Who needs a therapist?” he queried and “What […]

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A Philadelphia Story

The comparison struck me. “What do you think?” I asked my client. “I love it.” Her enthusiastic reply was quickly followed with details reinforcing her evident flattery at being compared to Katherine Hepburn. “I love donning crisp wool trousers, a silk blouse and pearls and wielding my Monte Blanc pen. It’s who I am.” My […]

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Do You Have the “Crazy Gene”?

“Crazy” may be the new black when it comes to leveraging leadership beyond the norm. If you’re a skilled and savvy leader set on revitalizing a division, organization or brand, then perhaps you’re genetically predisposed to success. “Crazy,” of course, conjures up many definitions, but as defined by Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream International, the […]

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10 Tips for Networking Rehabilitation

The word “networking” can make many cringe. Somewhere along the line, this vital process in career advancement garnered a tainted reputation, a few battle scars, and an unjustifiably abused moniker. Perhaps, it stems from those who’ve misused networking to gain unfair advantages in their graceless quest to climb the corporate ladder. Or maybe networking’s a […]

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Professional Fulfillment

What is professional fulfillment? Simply put: feeling fulfilled in your career. More specifically, knowing that the career you have is your ultimate dream job, or at the very least, engaged in a career that is moving you closer toward that dream career. It’s also defined as feeling engaged in your work activities, happy in your […]

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Executive Resume: C-Level Style

When working with executives on their career portfolio, I always ask for their target company. At the C level (or equivalent), resumes are typically submitted only by request, or through a thought leader’s savvy negotiation. Therefore catering the document to reflect the organizational style will not only ensure a great fit, but a strong understanding […]

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I’m too “Woo” to be an Accountant

Assessments are great ways to unearth our interests and help us identify our skills, strengths and career-related orientations, but unfortunately they are often misused. There are typically two reasons for this: Either an assessment is interpreted by an untrained professional who’s not certified in the application; or the recipient depends on the results of the […]

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I Visualize…Success!

A lot of companies use vision statements as a way of projecting and benchmarking. Take Tom Watson, the founder of IBM. He bases much of the success of his business to having a vision, an actual picture, of where he wanted his business to go and what it would like once that dream was in […]

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