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How’s Your Career EQ?

I’m certain you’ve heard of Emotional Intelligence. “We are no longer only judged by intellectual abilities and work competencies alone but by personal qualities. IQ takes second position to EQ.” While emotional intelligence is integral in all aspects of our lives, it’s prudent to develop it for our careers. Understanding how to cultivate it is […]

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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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The Year of a Mindful Career: Communication Reflection

According to success expert, Brian Tracy, “Your ability to communicate effectively with others will do more to make you successful than any other skill that you can develop.” That is powerful stuff. I, probably like you, don’t always clarify my communication as much as I would like. Perhaps I say something I don’t mean, or […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Dog Day Afternoon

If you haven’t experienced a dog day afternoon, then buckle up. One is on its way. Summer is coming and the heat will soon follow. While we love these warm summer months, there are times when the heat and the humidity take their toll. This can also happen in the workplace and in our careers. […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Blessings in Disguise

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” –Oscar Wilde How have you been blessed today? Have you had any bitter trials? What did that challenging meeting teach you? How are you growing stronger? Knowing how to reframe your perspective is a huge blessing and a skill. When you’re able to […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Are You Being Used?

There is a person who I work with (not a client) who loves to “pick my brain.” While I always enjoy sharing, I’m starting to wonder after exhausting weekly meetings if my brain is being picked clean? It’s interesting how this individual never wants to share but only to “extract.” How would I run this […]

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Never Check Email in the Morning

There’s a widely circulated productivity book by Julie Morgenstern entitled Never Check E-Mail in the Morning and other unexpected strategies for making your work life work (Fireside, 2004). What I truly love about this book is that the author publicly launches the campaign I’ve been on for a long time—never check email in the morning. […]

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3 Ways to Get Others to Listen to Your Opinion

Many of my clients struggle with finding their voice. In other words, they speak up but, more often than not, feel their opinions have been dismissed. Having your voice heard is much more than a declaration. If you want to have a voice and have some serious skin in the game, then you need to […]

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