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    Stop Following Your Passion: Try These Three Ideas Instead

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    How many times were you asked as a child, what do you want to be when you grow up? Did you actually end up pursuing this path? What about when you started college, did you ever get anxious when people asked you what you’re major was and felt inadequate, confused or embarrassed because you were …

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    Don’t Wait: Tricks for Landing Your Dream Job

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    We often miss out on some of life’s best opportunities because we’re seeking perfection. Think of how many family vacations or first dates have ended up as let-downs because of heightened expectations. In the workplace, many people remain stuck in dead end jobs to avoid the risk of exploring a new opportunity. Most satisfied employees …

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    Career Advice from People Who Should Know

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    Success is having what you want and wanting what you have and having the people whom you love, love you. – Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor and philanthropist

    Forget the career ladder, climb the jungle gym

    According to Fast Company, a person will average 10.7 jobs in his/her lifetime. You’ll need to be agile …

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    Bring Your Parents to Work Day is No Joke

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    When my son asked if I would come in for ‘Bring In Your Parents Day’ at LinkedIn, I jumped at the chance. I thought it would give me a chance to learn more about what he does every day at work and it did. I got the feel for the supportive, relaxed culture that is …

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    One Trait That Gets Them Noticed for Leadership Roles

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    Belinda Parmar, CEO of the consultancy Lady Geek and author of “The Empathy Era” and “Little Miss Geek,” says, “Enlightened companies are increasingly aware that delivering empathy for their customers, employees, and the public is a powerful tool for improving profits, but attempts to implement empathy programs are frequently hamstrung by the common misconception of …

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    Why Do Certain People Achieve Success When Others Don’t?

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    Why do certain people achieve success when others don’t?

     Simon Sinek’s book, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” may have some answers. Sinek asserts that great leaders tap into people’s psyches to attract them into becoming followers.

    Applied to the corporate level, Sinek offers the “inside out” theory, a compelling explanation for why …

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    Wisdom to Increase Happiness, Productivity, and a Meaningful Life

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    Autumn is a great time for reflection, introspection and change. The fall reminds us that just as the leaves change back to their true colors through photosynthesis, we too can return to our true colors, the ones we really could be most proud of. If we choose to have a more meaningful and fulfilling life, …

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    Great Communicators Practice Powerless Communication

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     ”Speak softly but carry a big stick.”—Theodore Roosevelt

    Being a great communicator can change the trajectory of your success. Whether you’re launching a new business and seeking investors, selling a product or service, negotiating for a raise or promotion, you could improve your chances for achieving your goal if you tap into an effective communication …

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    Reinventing your personal brand-key to successful career transition

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    “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

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    “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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