Are You Ready to Pitch Yourself?

September 28, 2012

Some of you will be old enough to remember Senator Ted Kennedy’s run for the presidency in 1980.  He challenged the incumbent, President Jimmy Carter, in the Democratic primary.  While pitting yourself against a sitting president is not usually a favorable scenario, Kennedy was popular, a seasoned politician, and part of America’s most famous political dynasty.  […]

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What Kind of Leader Should Our President Be?

September 10, 2012

While there is an understandable hesitation to delve into the world of politics no matter the platform, it makes sense that one of the most natural places to discuss the men (at least this year it is men) who wish to lead our country is on a blog that features issues of leadership and entrepreneurial […]

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Silly Office Rules

August 17, 2012

Everyone must wear calm, neutral shades on Mondays to create a peaceful start to the work week. You must ask for a hall pass to use the restroom and return it to your manager as soon as you return. You cannot have any photos of your family on your desk as they can distract you […]

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Leaders in London

August 2, 2012

Are you getting caught up in the excitement of the Olympics?  Do you love the fact that in addition to the marquee events like gymnastics and swimming, this is one of our rare opportunities to watch sports like fencing and handball?  Or, does this quadrennial event not even earn a blip on your attention radar? […]

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Health IT Offers Great Career Acceleration

July 29, 2012

Perhaps you have a member of your family who just graduated from high school and has now heard the question about 574 times: “So, what’s going to be your major?”  If this decision has not already been made, then the follow up recommendation may be to explore a career in the health field.  And, however […]

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Leadership 101: What the Paterno Family Still Doesn’t Understand

July 24, 2012

Although, I regularly write about sports and make connections to career advancement, I have been hesitant, until now, to write about the Penn State “Situation”.  The Situation from my perspective is that Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky abused children on Penn State campus and in the Penn State football facilities.  When the Situation was brought to […]

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Conquer Your Fear

July 13, 2012

Fear paralyzes.  It is often the reason that we don’t succeed.  My friend Todd Schnick’s latest project, an ebook entitled Kicking Fear’s Ass, will educate and empower you with advice from 40 top career and business experts for overcoming your fears.  I feel fortunate and humbled to be involved in such an incredible project.  Read […]

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Do Participation Trophies Hurt Your Career?

June 26, 2012

If you were involved in sports as a kid, did you always get a trophy at the end of the season? Was every boy or girl who showed up to play at the local YMCA or Little League rewarded with their own metal or plastic statue? Or, was that prize reserved for the victors?

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The Seasons of Your Career Development

June 20, 2012

Americans marked the official start of Summer today.  Pools are now opened to thrilled children and sunbathers, grills have been scrubbed and are ready for the season, and families and friends are ready to enjoy the warmer weather together. This annual rite of passage got me thinking about seasons and how each distinct time of the […]

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Moving from Graduation Stage to Gainful Employment

June 5, 2012

Tis the season for graduations. Across the country, around two million men and women are donning their caps and gowns, filing into crowded auditoriums and football stadiums, and marking the transition from a life of being a student to (hopefully) a member of our country’s work force. Maybe you have …

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All Those Quarters Weren’t Wasted!

May 14, 2012

When you were growing up, did your mom ever say to you, “Turn off those video games and go read a book!” Or, did you spend hours at the local arcade, perfecting your hand-eye coordination in front of Pac Man or a pinball machine? Turns out, you were developing important career skills!

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Ambition Can Be Bad for Your Health . . . or Good!

May 4, 2012

According to studies, guess which one of the following people is going to live longer: Man A works sixty hours a week, determined to reach upper management by his fortieth birthday.  He attends networking events every week and is known as being the guy who makes the coffee for the office in the morning and […]

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