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    R3H1: Could This Be the Answer to ALL Your Problems?


    What is your problem? It may not matter. R3H1 may be the one answer that directly solves about 98% of what is bugging you, getting in your way, and keeping you stressed.

    R3H1 is my code for Rules, Routines, Rituals and Habits.

    Arising from the science of project management, R3H1 gets you focused on working …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Project Management, Success Strategies

    Personal Branding Pledge 2016


    This is the real time, a surreal time when obstacles fall away

    By simply approaching them and encroaching on a new field of play

    I go where I want because suddenly nothing is too tough

    No barrier is too tall, no opponent is too rough to defeat me

    Today, this year, or the remainder of …

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    The New TLC: Trustworthy, Likable, and Charismatic!


    Get ready for a shock to your ego. You may be the most reliable, congenial and caring individual – but it don’t mean a thing if you don’t have that zing! By zing, I mean that magnetic power some people have to light up a room with their personality. Charisma.

    For a long time, we’ve …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Reputation Management, Workplace Success

    Why We Hate Interns


    With 16 years of teaching at the executive level of business at several major universities, I have had my fill of students asking me to arrange internships for them. It’s one of the oddest parts of teaching, in fact. The reason it’s so strange for students to ask me to place them in an internship? …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Workplace Success

    What Do You Give A Mentor at Thanksgiving?


    Mentors are an uncelebrated group of devoted individuals, who often give their time in return for nothing more than your carrying on their legacy of giving back. If you have a mentor, you know the advice, conversations, guidance, interest and encouragement may be the single greatest determinant of your success. A mentor can help you …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    How Do You Make Facebook Enemies?


    With every attack on innocent people everywhere: we try not to lose faith in humanity. We urge each other to believe that good triumphs over evil. We propound that we will continue to go out, to shop, to go to school, venture out to work, eat in cafes and attend concerts.

    We say that to …

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    Posted in Social Media

    Is There Really Cross-Cultural Communication?


    As a corporate director of global marketing, a former Coke executive (in 190 countries around the world) and an instructor of Global Marketing at UCLAx: I could not be more cross-culturally inclined. So, with all the authority that I can muster, I tell you this.

    There is zero communication between people of different countries or …

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    Posted in Workplace Success

    Evil Does Exist. It May be One of Your Coworkers.


    Narcissists are among the most interesting coworkers. They are also repugnant, disruptive and poisonous to a business, and potentially to your career. That is, if your narcissist sees you as anything except a reflection of his or her greatness. So, you must interact with your narcissist as if everything she does deserves nothing but positive …

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    Posted in management, People, Workplace Success

    Are You the Office Trick or Treat?


    Organizational leadership guru Adam Grant recently commented on what spoils a workplace culture. It’s surprisingly simple. It takes just one person to obliterate a collaborative, supportive and positive environment. It doesn’t have to be a person at the top. One mean-spirited, conniving, credit-hogging, work-shirking colleague will ruin your day, your week, or however long you …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    What Are You Missing?


    From the moment you wake up, opportunities are staring you in the face. So why are you missing out on them? Why are you missing out on the job promotion that’s available, the openings at the companies you admire, and the business opportunities – even the investor who is staring you in the face?

    You …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Strategies
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