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    Setting Realistic Personal Branding “New Years Resolutions” for 2019

    According to an article in the New York Times, one third of individuals who make “New Year’s resolutions” don’t make it past the end of January. The author indicated that resolutions fail because they aren’t the right resolutions. Specifically:

    It’s a resolution established because someone else is telling you to change. Like a mother-in-law telling…
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    How Hiring Decisions Are Made

    Years ago, I had a large office in the Wall Street area with a personal secretary screening my phone calls, opening mail, taking dictation, and managing my calendar. Since then of course, the business world has changed. The next phase had executives sharing a pool of secretaries using floppy discs working on word processors. That …

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    Prepare Yourself to Ask Better Phase Two Questions

    If you have ever watched the White House briefings you may have noticed the reporters always have a follow on question at the ready. Of course this is to be expected as they are professionals in the reporting business. You should take a page from their playbook and also be ready with that follow on …

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    Ready, Fire, Aim… May not Optimize Outcomes

    What would you do if your doctor told you that your appendix needs to come out. Without ever seeing you or talking to you.

    You’d probably think they are nuts and you’d seek a second opinion, right?

    We WANT our doctors to Diagnose then Prescribe.

    The same is true in business and in life. As …

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    Arm Yourself With Facts Before Making a Decision

    How many times have you made a serious decision based on your gut feeling? Or played a hunch? Or followed your inner spirit guide?

    While making a decision based on your gut feeling may seem like a good idea, you need to make sure you have as much pertinent, factual, real-world based information before you …

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    Beware Helicopter Parents! Kids Aren’t Learning Skills for Success

    In today’s challenging economy, many parents are anxious to help their children avoid failure and are willing to do almost anything to give their children a competitive edge. In the nation’s biggest cities these days the competition among affluent parents over slots in “prestigious” preschools is intense. I vividly recall the frantic phone call from …

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