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    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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    What Do You Get When You Fall in Love?

    Some people fill the world with silly love songs, wrote Paul McCartney. As a career coach, I wish they did not, at least when it came to falling in love with a certain company. I am alarmed by the number of clients who come to me with certainty about how perfect a specific company is …

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    Do You Fail the Invisible Job Interview?

    Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but the Disney store is not. The miserable experience of that retail environment at Santa Monica Promenade in California is remarkable for its consistently angry retail clerks and harsh restrictions on purchase. Nothing about the Disney brand gets you ready for it.

    As a business owner and …

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    How You Can Profit From Being Kind

    The single most important aspect of business is the finesse you exhibit when you are with your “audience.” In coaching and teaching communication leadership, I often remind learners to “be kind to your audience.” And I constantly remind them to, “Take responsibility for your audience’s experience of you.”

    Who is your audience? Everyone around you.…

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    Why Do You Benefit from Boot Camp?

    A boot camp is a famously crushing work out with a drill instructor yelling at you. Or a personal trainer screaming to do “four more.” Why would anyone go to a boot camp? Because it’s actually an immersion, a totally dedicated and focused period of time when you do all the things you should do …

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    What to Do with Labor Day Blues

    Going back to work after the Labor Day holiday brings up all kinds of feelings. It’s evocative of going back to school, after summer vacation. It’s the return to normal. Normal is not necessarily a good thing.

    The workplace is a lot like high school. It’s fraught with angst about being in or out, being …

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    How to Turn a Bad Job into a Good Job

    Have you recently gone from no job to a bad job?

    A lot of people have emerged from their parents’ basement. They are dressed for work that they loathe. You know why. The crazy boss. Lazy coworkers. Angry customers. Too many meetings. Not enough freedom. The air conditioning is too cold. Someone steals your lunch …

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    The Ultimate Productivity Hack

    This is something you do not want to hear. It’s the opposite of human nature. It is anti-happiness. The only thing good about it? It’s the truth about productivity.

    The ultimate productivity hack is sticking to a very boring routine. A life filled – at least for a short time – with almost no variety. …

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    Top Ten Traits of Creative Leaders

    Creativity, innovation and adaptability are the hallmarks of today’s best leaders. Not CEOs mind you, leaders. Don’t confuse a title like CEO with the reality that most of us will lead from the back of the pack, or somewhere in the middle.

    Creativity is a calling. Innovation is a burning desire. Adaptability is personal trait.…

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    The Most Successful Job Interview Tactic

    Having coached the full range of job seekers, from entry-level candidates to C-suite executives, I learned the one job interview tactic that makes the difference between success and failure. This same tactic works for coaches and consultants who want to build a larger practice, secure more clients and do it more quickly.

    The true genius …

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