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    Three Ways to Avoid Self Sabotage

    There are times in our careers where we accidentally and sometimes intentionally set ourselves up for failure. At these moments of self sabotage there are a lot of reasons why you may be doing this: some may be psychological while others might have more deeply rooted issues related to them. I’m not going to try …

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    Soft Skills in the Age of Automation

    For my first post of 2018 I wanted to start you off with three things that will help you more in your career than possibly anything else you’ve read in the past five years that I’ve been writing these posts.

    Let’s talk about soft skills.

    Soft Skills are critical for career success in the Age …

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    Three Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

    Before you say yes and sign on the dotted line think about these three things

    It’s the end of the year and for some companies it’s hiring season.

    And yes … the smart companies do use this time to seek out great people. And, smart candidates use this time to seek enlightened companies.

    Both the …

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    If You Want to Be Hired… Be an Athlete

    What kind of athlete are you?

    Do you consider yourself an athlete?

    Is there such a thing as an “athletic” employee?

    If you want to be hired … Be an Athlete

    I was interviewing someone a few weeks back and we got to talking about how they hire people in their business. They said something …

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    Where You Wear Your Badge Matters

    This may come off as a bit of a rant. And, for that, I apologize.

    My intent is to help you by helping yourself.

    And, by helping others to clearly see your name and perhaps skip a potentially embarrassing situation.

    It doesn’t matter whether you are a Millennial, a Gen Z, a Gen X’er or …

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    Improvisation Is The Thing

    I recently moved and as part of this effort I’ve become painfully aware of a few things.

    One — My tools are scattered.

    Two — The places I used store “stuff” no longer exist.

    Three — I need to create new shelves, workspaces, and mentally geocached locations.

    Although this was not the first time I’ve …

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    Pay Attention

    We’ve heard this since time immemorial.

    From the time we were in kindergarten and first grade all the way through college and into our professional careers.

    Pay Attention

    One of my favorite movies is “Inside Man” where the main character Dalton Russell, played by Clive Owen, says something near the end of the movie.

    He …

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    Yes, Education is The Way Forward

    No matter where you are in your career you know things.

    You actually know a lot more than you think.

    Sometimes we get down on ourselves for not knowing about X or Y or Z.

    The fact is that we know so many things that if we wrote them all down we’d be writing for …

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    No One Makes Time…

    How many times have you heard …

    Sorry, I just can’t find the time.

    Or, something like that.

    Guess What?

    No one finds time. No one makes time.

    You prioritize time.

    Show me your calendar and I’ll tell you what you prioritize

    This is an old adage that I believe becomes more and more true …

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    Are you a Body, a Brain or a Business Partner?

    When you are looking for a job you should know which one you want to be. Perhaps you are all three. In fact, most of us are.

    Perhaps you have been one or the other for much of your career. Think back to your first jobs … fast food, delivery services, retail store, etc. I’ve …

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