Archive | August, 2015

Career Success Strategy: Three Ways To Not Lose Control

If you’re a “control freak” like me, you need to have a handle on your projects, your schedule and what’s going on around you in order to keep your stress level low. But unfortunately, there are plenty of things we cannot control and sometimes that may cause us to lose control, a.k.a. “freak out.” We […]

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Resumes and Employee Retention—Is There a Correlation?

This may seem like an odd correlation, but there is a direct connection between designing a resume and employee retention. Typically, the resume is the first reason a disgruntled or frustrated employee will reach out to me for career coaching. Their intent is typically to leave the organization or team because they are frustrated with […]

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Preserve Professional Promises

We make them, but don’t always keep them. Canned promises are sour substitutes for ones acted on while still fresh. If we intend to do something, what holds us back from acting on these obligations? Time? Will? Energy? Lip service only goes so far before backfiring and blowing up our careers along with it. This […]

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Professionalism—Putting Others First

Ouch! It hurts to get stepped on as a colleague scrambles up the corporate ladder. Like it or not, it happens to all of us somewhere along our career journey. When it does, a plan of approach will go much further than a plan for retaliation. So push that bitterness aside, swallow your pride and […]

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Career Advancement Query: How may I help you?

“How May I Help You?” I never leave a professional interaction without extending this final query. Though this often-unspoken offer is always extended, I’m chagrined to admit that I haven’t habitually formalized this request until years ago when I was asked by my mentor, “How may I help you?” Wow, what an impact that made […]

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Career Enhancement by Showing Appreciation

Deepak Chopra once said, “Success and happiness root in who I make happy today.” Showing appreciation for others and their contributions is one of Chopra’s daily goals. Is showing appreciation one of your daily goals? It should be. Making an effort to appreciate and help others goes a long way to improving moods, health and our […]

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