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    What’s Wrong With Your Image?

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    You may not realize you have an image. And the image that exists for you may not be ideal. The goal of reputation management and personal branding is to intentionally and authentically put together an image that is coherent, consistent and compelling.

    What distinguishes your image from your personal brand or reputation? Your image is …

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    What Secret Weapon is Hanging in the Air?

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    Scientific American cites some shocking news about time. The more quickly you have to respond to a question or report results, the more likely you are to lie. Or, consider the reverse. The more time you take, the less likely you are to lie.

    Lying is in the air. Literally, the fewer breaths you take, …

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    Do You Deserve a Better Job?

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    You will not always do what you are doing now. You will go on to as many as seven distinct careers, ten to fifteen different jobs, perhaps a dip or dive into your own entrepreneurial venture and hopefully, some significant philanthropy.

    That’s why the thing that you do, what you actually accomplish at work, may …

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    What’s Inside the Worst LinkedIn Invite Ever

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    Asking a complete stranger to connect on LinkedIn can be fine! No worries. Just have something – like a group – in common. That means you look up who you want to link with, and join their group. Participate two or three times, and then fire off that invite. You might write: We are both …

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    What Successful People Read that You Don’t

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    I was finalizing a purchase with a new company this weekend and because it was a new vendor, I had to complete the deal by registering on the company’s website. The sales representative was charming and extraordinarily knowledgeable throughout the entire negotiation, so it didn’t surprise me when she wanted to coach me through this …

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    Personal Branding Lessons From Sgt. Bergdahl

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    Five years in captivity changes you. Whether Bergdahl walked away from his duty in Afghanistan into the arms of the Taliban or not, he was unable to return until his release was negotiated. He is now being held at a medical facility and won’t be reunited with his family for weeks.

    It takes a lot …

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    SnapChat CEO Reveals Secret Behind Disappearing Function

    It’s no surprise where the idea for instantly erasing texts came from. SnapChat CEO Evan Spiegel had a secret buried in his past that explains the whole concept.

    Last week Stanford University Provost John Etchemendy cast a much wider net around the filthy email trail left by Spiegel from his college days. It’s not just …

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    Why a Bowling Pin Boy Beats an MBA

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    Millennials are getting a bad reputation for helicopter parents, ADD and lack of commitment at work. Plenty of Millennials disprove that stereotype. However, almost every employer and manager I speak with – some Millennials themselves – worry aloud about the work ethic and engagement of this generation as a whole.

    In Sunday’s New York Times, …

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    What Successful People Hate About Feedback

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    A horror story played out at a board of directors meeting this last week. A venture capital firm called Deep Knowledge appointed an algorithm to its board. The algorithm is engaged in picking the firm’s investments, which are largely in emerging drug companies that develop medicine for aging related diseases.

    This sorry reliance on data …

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    Why Successful People Use Their Indoor Voices

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    Last night I had dinner at one of the more delicious Los Angeles seafood houses, Connie and Ted’s. Little known to the outside world, LA “night life” closes up early every night of the week. For example, it’s hard to get dinner after 10 PM on a Saturday night and the bars all close at …

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