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    Ask One Question to Help You Set Your Priorities

    Warning: This will come across as harsh.

    Being that this is the graduation season this might be the most critical nugget you (or someone you know) needs to put their career on the right path. By asking The One Question you may be able to set your career on the perfect trajectory. But, at what …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding

    3 Drivers Supercharge Success

    It’s a known fact that most businesses fade away within the first year. Reasons vary from not realizing upfront that being in business feels overwhelming and includes negative self-talk along with negative feedback from others. Overall, it is an ordeal to cope with the hassle of being in business.

    On the other hand, employment is …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship

    The Pipeline Model Experience

    The sales pipeline model dictates that not everything works out as we hope. Some people can manage where they are, while others seek out a new direction. Remaining in place or moving to the next opportunity does not necessarily indicate that one path is better than the other. However, it is the attitude toward the …

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    Do Personality Tests Lead to Better Hiring Decisions?

    It’s not a new phenomenon. Psychological tests have been used in employee selection processes since World War I.

    Determining how to reduce turnover, increase productivity and more accurately predict employee performance has been and remains a goal of nearly every organization.

    Due to its importance, predicting the future success of an applicant is a difficult, …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, Job Search, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Seemingly Moving Backward Has Reward

    The worst direction is not to be moving at all but instead, standing still. Avoiding action while providing excuses brings about one’s worst nightmare. Standing still provides the feeling of being in quicksand because everything around us changes so quickly. One feels as if they are drowning in a sea of uncertainty.

    The person seeking …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    Great Things can Happen When You Realize This

    When you realize that you are …

    Just an hour of someone’s day.

    This might seem harsh. And, in a lot of senses it is.

    But, the fact is … as you are scheduling your 24 hours of your day you should be cognizant and respectful that you are just an hour in someone else’s …

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    Posted in Career Development, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Succession Planning Starts Early

    Have you made a succession plan yet?

    No matter where you are in your career you should be thinking about and considering a succession plan.

    This goes for your day job aka “your career” and it also goes for volunteer and philanthropic projects and effort where you spend your time.

    Pro Tip: Create a succession …

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    Posted in Personal Branding

    Two Keys Unlock Future Success

    When our communication reflects that our intuitive thought and beliefs are in alignment, we come across as genuine and heartfelt. Underlying all of this are our values and priorities making them the two keys to unlock future success.

    Others need to see that we are looking out for everyone’s well-being including your own. Otherwise, a …

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    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    Build Influence On High

    We may learn much from today’s political scene. Newscasters and folks on Twitter are now tallying “Pinocchio” statements for those in the news. That is, counting the lies that spew forth is now in full force in addition to becoming a game. In the business world, no one lasts long when lies are detected.

    Trust …

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    Posted in Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Are You Ready to Embrace Objections?

    Objections are your friend, embrace them with all your heart!

    The opening line may seem a bit peculiar. However, there is truth to those words. Objections are the elements of the conversation that reveal the truth.

    Consider this, how often on job interviews or sales meetings do you walk away to feel as if all …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies
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