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    How do you get ahead in the workplace?

    Some people over-deliver on projects they are assigned, hoping to be recognized with increased pay or a promotion. Others look for inefficiencies in the company that can serve as new leadership opportunities. Still, some employees favor becoming a voice of the brand, writing external-facing articles and speaking …

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    Posted in Career Development, Career Resources, Media Branding, Networking, People, Skill Development, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Let’s Get Physical

    Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and people are settling in for the Winter. (At least in the Northern Hemisphere).

    While we are settling in at work for the last quarter of the calendar year we have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all sneaking up on us. Which …

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    Just Stop Talking

    I have recently chosen to not work with a new salesperson from a vendor that I’ve worked with for years. Why? They wouldn’t stop talking. As much as I’d like to learn more about you to develop a long term sales relationship, if you’re looking to sell to me, or anyone, you’ve got a lesson …

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    Posted in management, People, Personal Branding, Positioning

    Things I’ve Learned about Business from Hiking

    Summer is THE time to get your hike on in the Pacific Northwest. The rest of the year is pretty good for hiking too, but summer days are often clear and have the best views.

    Like all great plans for fun they seem to take a back seat to other plans. As such… my son …

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    Posted in Career Development, People, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    When Words and Body Language Convey Two Different Messages

    Communication is more than just the words we speak. Words are one half of the message in communication, with non-verbal aspect making up the other half. Body language affects a great deal of how we communicate. What we say and what we communicate are two different things, if you will. Body movements and gestures, posture, …

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    Posted in Career Development, People, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Generation Y and the Workplace

    Recently I came across with a lot of studies related to Gen Y and their behaviors in corporate life. I am a member of this generation, myself, so I am writing this article for everyone who is working with people that are part of this generation.

    The studies I have read categorize Gen Y as …

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    Branding By Association

    There is an old saying, “You are only as good as the company you keep.”  So what does that have to do with helping you develop your brand reputation? More than you might think.

    Who you associate with at work could help or hurt your image. If you are always seen with individuals who underperform, …

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    Posted in People, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Negotiate a Win-Win Solution in the Workplace

    Most people don’t like negotiating and try to avoid it at all costs. However, like it or not negotiating is part of our lives and we need to learn how to negotiate win-win solutions for both parties especially if we want to achieve our goals.

    Negotiating is a skill essential to improve our personal brand …

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    Posted in Career Development, People, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Cultivating Your Tribe for Career Success

    In my previous post, Building Your Tribe for Career Success, I defined the concept of a tribe:

    “Your tribe is the group you can call on for an introduction or some advice over coffee. And they can call on you, too–whether for themselves, or for a friend who wants some intelligence about your areas of …

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    Your LOI May Vary, But Should Never Waver

    Have you ever blindly and blithely said “yeah sure” to a question that was being asked of you?

    Were you really listening to the person asking the question or really just hoping they would go away?

    In this conversation did you commit to deliver or do something? Did you really understand what you were being …

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    Posted in Career Development, People, Personal Branding, Reputation Management
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