Tag Archives: career

Taming Workplace Drama

I recently presented a 45-minute workshop on controlling drama to a packed room. We had to turn people away. I’d like to believe it’s because I’m awesome* as a presenter, but the truth is that we have too much drama in … Continue reading

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First Thing to do About that Sexist at Work

Short answer: make sure they are really a sexist. First, let me be clear: if someone makes a remark that is blatantly racist, sexist or any other kind of -ist, that is what it is. There’s no excuse for it. … Continue reading

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How strong is your work game?

Perhaps it’s the olympic spirit taking hold of me, but I’ve been thinking about competition a lot lately. We all know that active job hunters are competing for jobs, but did you realize that career employees need to compete for their jobs, too? Continue reading

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Directing your career: 6 things you need to know about yourself

If you are not defining what you want to do next then, when things get bad, there is a temptation to take whatever presents itself (the default). This might result in something better; more often than not, it results in a different kind of bad. Quite simply: if you do not define a goal to run TOWARD, then you are just running AWAY … blindly. Continue reading

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To move forward: Get out of your head

Change is a scary thing. Making big changes can be absolutely terrifying. Whether you are starting your own business, leaving an old job or just networking with new people, making these changes requires you to take risks. Continue reading

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Yes, You DO Have Work Experience (or 4 things you shouldn’t forget to put on your resume)

I work with a number of people who are “going back to work.” When they come to me, they are convinced that they are unemployable because they “haven’t been working.” I disagree. Continue reading

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Mapping your career journey

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” (Tom Landry) My childhood was full of car trips.  We were a family of five on a … Continue reading

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7 Secrets to Making Job Changes Easier

When you talk to someone about making career changes, you typically get one of two responses:  avoidance or excitement.  I don’t think anyone is on the fence when it comes to making changes that effect their primary income source, but … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Ask Your Boss for Negative Feedback Right Now

I recently put myself out there and and did a voluntary 360 to learn more about my personal brand among friends, family and former co-workers.  I have to admit, it was a little difficult getting the results.  They weren’t terrible, but they … Continue reading

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