Why Your Boss May Be Agitated With You

“Hard to Find: Workers With Good ‘Soft Skills’,”  was the focus of a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal.  According to this article “companies across the US say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants who can communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co-workers.”  Other research shows similar trends.  … Read more

Rising Talent Strategies – The ART of Self Promotion

A few weeks ago, I asked for input from my network of up and coming, established and veteran professionals on the best rising talent strategies a “rising star” can use to successfully promote yourself within your workplace and network. Thank you to those who shared your ideas. From this input and my personal experience, I … Read more

Rising Talent Strategies – Self-Promotion Toolkit

One of the biggest challenges for professionals is to identify your self-promotion toolkit.  Yet, it’s critical to career success. How do you get past the uncomfortable pit in your stomach or awkwardness when you begin to speak up about yourself?  Believe me, it’s possible to get to the point where you’re not so anxious. How … Read more

5 Motivators of Highly Successful People

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Do you often look at the lives of some of the most successful people in the world and wonder how they got there?  What made the difference in their success? I believe my niece Ashley nailed it in her Facebook post: “People see the testimony, but rarely do they realize the tests that had to … Read more

Become an Influencer

Lists of the most influential people in the world are published in magazines such as Time, Esquire, People and others.  These influencers command a lot of attention and often gain our admiration for what they accomplish.  Influential leaders take on some of the biggest challenges in the world. They often stand up against the status … Read more

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