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    Reinventing your personal brand-key to successful career transition


    “All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” – Tom Peters in Fast Company People are continuously reinventing themselves. Taking control of your brand can …

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    12 Resume Tips to Snag Your Dream Job


    “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernhard Shaw, author


    Employers look for someone who offers the “whole package” when hiring. An applicant who has the skills, expertise, and experiences to meet the complex challenges their company faces. “Soft skills” such as integrity, accountability, common sense, motivation, energy, enthusiasm for …

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    Overcome Worker Displacement: Adapt to an Automated Workplace


    One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

    – Elbert Hubbard, author, publisher, philosopher, artist

    Though digital innovations are opening up new frontiers for employment, experts warn that not everyone will benefit equally. People in every industry are increasingly concerned about the possibility …

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    Proof that good character spurs financial success


     A great legacy is the expression of fine character traits: Who have you helped along the way? Has your business helped community? How do you treat your co-workers and employees and what is your overall reputation? There’s evidence that fine personal character traits in corporate leadership have a quantifiable improved return.

    Can you calculate your …

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    Six critical traits show your entrepreneurial potential


    The most successful entrepreneurs aren’t narcissistic. They acquire lasting and loyal followers because they invest energy in understanding their customers needs and wants. They’re also aware of the many other factors that influence a person’s decision making, from their job security to their confidence in the economy.  These highly effective leaders have a keen attunement …

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    Don’t “over plan” your career


     Patricia Sellers, Executive editor at Fortune magazine has spent the past thirty years at Fortune studying the careers of successful people.  She said, the most successful of those interviewed over the past 30 years at Fortune had no clue what they wanted to do when they were in high school or even in college.

    Sellers …

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    One Trait Every Good Boss Appreciates


    Great employees, the ones who get picked for the best projects and  most frequently get promotions are generally more tuned into the needs of their boss and can work well with others. They can anticipate needs and address issues before they become problems.  They are also good at harnessing others’ strengths and they exude a …

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    How Great Leaders Get Employees to Act Like Owners?


    The most daring leaders realize that inspiring employees to assume ownership and responsibility is essentially telling them, “I trust you and your contributions are essential to our firm’s success.” When employees show up to work, do the minimum, assume no responsibility and then collect their paycheck it’s a waste for the individual and for the …

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    Become an Effective Problem Solver: Learn to Listen Better


    The art of being a good listener can make you more likable and effective in the workplace. Too often people think that leadership and confidence are tied to directing conversations and taking command. Research on effective leaders shows the opposite is true. Great leaders are empathetic towards others and display finesse in harnessing others’ strengths. …

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    Home Grown Businesses Who Do Well by Doing Good


    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Meade, cultural anthropologist


    If we look closely at our own communities we may be pleasantly surprised and proud of the many businesses that are doing well in their business …

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