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    Use These 3 C’s to Engage More Effectively

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    Who doesn’t want to be more effective?

    Who doesn’t want to use their time and utilize their skills to the best of their ability?

    As you think about working more effectively – whether it’s for yourself, your peers, your customers or partners — you can use these 3 C’s to think a bit more strategically …

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    Posted in Career Development, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Why Millennials Should Kill the Dreaded CC

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    E-Mail is Dead! Long Live E-Mail!

    There are a lot of things Millennials can do to change the world. Some of them have already started and some are a work in progress. One thing I hope and trust Millennials can do is kill the dreaded cc: in email communications.

    The cc: has become too prevalent in e-mail …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done

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    How many times have you been told “That’s Impossible!” in your life?

    Whether it was by someone in authority, a peer or even by yourself?

    The title of this post is from a quote by Nelson Mandela. If you have seen the movie Invictus or read about what he overcame to unite his country you know …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    Five Things You’ll Learn About Yourself on Vacation

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    I’m writing this from 900 feet above sea level on the upcountry slopes of Haleakala on Maui.

    This week I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time on Maui visiting friends & family and also going to places I have been visiting for many years. It got me thinking about what has changed as well as what has stayed …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development

    Can You Make the 10% Social Media Commitment

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    How many followers do you have on Social Media?

    Would you be willing to make the commitment to meet 10% of them in person?

    How about 20% or even 50% of them? Would you be willing to make the time, the effort and the commitment to go out and physically meet at least 10% of …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Networking, Personal Branding

    Plan for a “Tech Day” when Starting a New Job

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    How fast can you come up to speed? Of course, we all want to say right away and that we’ll hit the ground running.

    This is a question and an idea that is asked and expected of everyone coming into an organization. It is incumbent of the management of the company to make it as …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Job Search, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    Prepare Yourself to Ask Better Phase Two Questions

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    If you have ever watched the White House briefings you may have noticed the reporters always have a follow on question at the ready. Of course this is to be expected as they are professionals in the reporting business. You should take a page from their playbook and also be ready with that follow on …

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    Using the SDP Scale to Evaluate Yourself and Others

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    There are no simple tests to know when you will be successful at something. However, there are a few factors that can be applied to create what I call the SDP Scale that may help you get a better feel for what will likely lead to success.

    The SDP Scale

    It’s simple in it’s elegance, …

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    Is Someone Getting the Best of You?

    Every day we wake up we have a choice. We can choose to plod through the day or not. We can choose to go thru the motions or not. We can choose to do our best work or not. I tend to fall into the last point here. Sure, there are days when you are tired and things …

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    Comparing The Perfect Option to The Best Option

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    Can you afford perfection? Do you need to?

    I was talking with someone the other day and they said the following: Too many people want to hold out for The Perfect Option and they never finish. Instead they should be focusing on The Best Option. Where they can get something done and move on to the …

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