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    Afraid of Feedback? Find How It Serves You Best

    If you are a corporate professional, notice the feeling you are having when you read the word “Feedback”. “I have some feedback for you” often creates the same or worse reaction as “we have a problem”!

    A quick web search brought this definition of feedback: Comments in the form of opinions and reactions to something, …

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    Posted in Career Development, Me 2.0, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Aspirations – Find Your Own Unique One

    Few years back we went to Zion national park in Utah. We hiked on a mountain in the scorching 80 degree heat. The destination was the “upper pool” a small body of water with a sandy beach. As we reached there, we savored the moment of achievement by cheering and taking pictures. But my 6-year …

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    Too Many Emails? Some Real Causes and Solutions

    In the corporate world people often complain about too many emails. It is a modern day challenge for sure, however over the years I have noticed a few underlying causes and possible solutions for this common symptom.

    Introverts feel more pain

    Emails and meetings (add social media to the list) are another form of people …

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    Job Hopping: A Smart Career Strategy!

    During my 30 year career in “Corporate America”, I worked 14 years with my first employer and 16 subsequent years with 6 different employers. I increased my income and job satisfaction tremendously during the second half of my career because I changed employers proactively whenever I was able to find something better. Despite the potential …

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    “What do I Want” is a Hard Question

    Few weeks back I was giving a talk at a big tech company about focusing on the vision. As usual someone asked this basic question- “I don’t know what my vision is”! I am not surprised. This was my question only a few years ago. Over the years, by resolving my own dilemma and by …

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    The Correlation Between Good Looks and Your Career

    Looks matter in business as much as in the rest of life, even if their professional influence tends more to the subliminal. A quick Google Scholar search for “appearance discrimination” will leave you hard pressed to deny that appearance affects professional life, whether you want to be a print model or a product marketing manager.…

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    11 Qualities That Build Personal Magnetism

    Lack of charisma can be fatal. Jenny Holzer

    I couldn’t agree more.

    With all the talking about, writing about and discussion about personal branding, this personal magnetism or charisma is already inside of you and part of the DNA personality you were born with.

    In Developmental Psychologist Jan Mercer’s article in Psychology Today: Temperament and Genetics, she confirms …

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    Parent Entrepreneurs: When the Personal Crowds Your Personal Brand

    This is the second in my series of mommy entrepreneur profiles. But I need to rename this series because of the feedback I got from said “mommies.” The phrase mommy entrepreneur didn’t sit well with them. My goal was to conjure up images of innovative female businesswomen carving out new ways of integrating work and life …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship, Me 2.0, Personal Branding

    INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Tips for Telling Your Story with Video

    Check out this infographic for video ideas and tips on how to get your personal brand across well on camera.

    My team and I created this as an add-on to my ebook Camera Ready…but even if you don’t need video tips, you might want to consider designing an infographic to supplement and explain your services …

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    Posted in Marketing, Me 2.0, Personal Branding, Social Media

    The New Era of Personal Marketing 2.0

    Aside from the increasing number of those who make a living directly out of them, the greatest impact of the social media revolution in the years to come will be felt by the rest of us in two different yet complementary fields: the extraordinary new possibilities to communicate and interact digitally (that is after all …

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