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    Are you a Body, a Brain or a Business Partner?

    When you are looking for a job you should know which one you want to be. Perhaps you are all three. In fact, most of us are.

    Perhaps you have been one or the other for much of your career. Think back to your first jobs … fast food, delivery services, retail store, etc. I’ve …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding

    We’ve Gone In a Different Direction

    Have you heard this line before?

    It’s a fluffy and noncommittal line from someone who thinks they’re trying to let you down easy.

    In reality it’s a starting point for you to possibly continue the conversation, take the conversation in a different direction, and to help you stand out in your career.

    Disappointing? Yes! A …

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    Why a Personal Email Address Matters

    Do you have one?

    Do you have more than one?

    How many personal email addresses do you have?

    Personal Email Addresses Matter

    In my case I currently have three that I regularly stay connected with and respond to inbound email. How many do you have? If none, why not? Perhaps this post will help change …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Make the Ask … Everyone Wins

    Put it right up front.

    Put it out there.

    Ask for what you want.

    Up Front Is Better

    There are two lines of thinking here. My thinking is driven by a VP I used to work with at Microsoft. He suggested that people put the ask up front. He didn’t want a lot of pre-amble. …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    5 Questions to ask before starting a corporate blog

    One of the most common things I hear from people is … Should I start a blog?

    There is no simple answer.

    However, over the years I have boiled down my thinking to 5 things to consider before starting a (corporate) blog.

    Note: I put the word “corporate” in parentheses. A personal and corporate blog …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Social Media, Success Strategies

    If it didn’t happen by 19… that’s OK

    What did you come up with when you were 19 years old?

    Did it change the world?

    In case you missed it Microsoft just turned 40.

    Bill Gates was just 19 when he and Paul Allen founded the company. Whether you are a fan of Microsoft or not the vision and execution of their vision …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding

    MS CEO: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

    How many times in your life have you made some careless, ill-considered remark that had the effect of hurting, insulting or angering those around you? If you’re like me, this has probably occurred more than a few times! And, oh, how we usually wish we could immediately take back those words, or perhaps just curl …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success
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