What to do when your boss wants to fire you
May01

What to do when your boss wants to fire you

I received this letter this week about someone who’s boss wants to fire him and asks what he can do. Here is his story: I am 63 years old, have owned my own business for more than 20 years and was forced to take a job for a large company four years ago when the economy took a nosedive and my business became non-existent. My problem exists with my boss who I cannot please – no way; no how. In the four years I am there, he...

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Living Up to Expectations
Dec04

Living Up to Expectations

Sometimes you have to fight for what you want in life. That fight might mean living up to expectations – your own or other’s. Last week, I met a remarkable young woman. In fact, she brought tears to my eyes. She contacted me about career coaching and we met at a local coffee shop. We began our discussion with a mini coaching session where she talked about her big dream of working in a career that she was passionate about. She...

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The Secret to Making a Career Leap: Mastering the Trapeze
Nov01

The Secret to Making a Career Leap: Mastering the Trapeze

What’s stopping you from making the leap in your career? Are you too comfortable at your current employer and the thought of taking a risk to go somewhere else or do something else is just plain scary? Perhaps you are in the job market because of a layoff and you feel stuck. Here’s a funny thing about both of those situations, lack of action can be a comfortable state. No matter how difficult your current situation is – you have...

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One Secret to Career Success: Not Knowing it All

One of the fallacies about careers is that to get ahead you have to be the expert. While being an expert in some fields is the ticket to success, the truth is I have seen other people who are not experts in their areas rise quickly too. What sets them apart? First, they know when they don’t have the answer and realize it is a gap. Second, they are not bashful about getting an expert or some other outside help. Third, they can do more...

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Are you a High Potential Employee?

High potential (hi-pots) employees are identified in succession planning or organizational development processes as the future leaders within the organization. Not all organizations identify high potential employees simply because developing bench strength is not important they or the size of the organization does not call for the investment.  Even in large organizations there are limited high potential employees in the development...

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25 Networking Tips that Work

If you are not comfortable with networking, here are 25 networking tips that will help you connect with people proactively. While you may be on a mission to get a job, new client or some other goal, networking is about making a genuine connection with others. Sandy Leary is a resume writer who composes memorable resumes and cover letter and she shared her list of 25 networking tips that will help you be more successful. Start BEFORE...

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