Posts tagged "career"

Attention Boomers: Millennials Make Great Mentors

        How familiar are you with these terms: infographics, ibeacons, mobile apps, disruption, or multi-channel marketing?   Until a few months ago, these words meant nothing to me either.  However, it seems that these subjects kept coming in business conversations and I hate to always be the one to ask the question; “what... Read more »

5 Ways to speed change

  Let’s be honest.  We all hate change.  We would rather stay in a bad situation that we know than make changes to make things better.  It’s natural and normal.  However, in today’s atmosphere, changes are coming faster than ever.  Just think about the changes you’ve witnessed in your lifetime.   We all know at some... Read more »

Chicago-City of Broad Shoulders

  In the 1970’s and 80’s businesses made giving back to society a part of their business plan.  I worked for a small training company in San Francisco in 1990 and we give 15% of our profits to local charities.  It was a great selling point and clients admired our commitment.  Our pricing was very... Read more »
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What You Need to Know About the Career Marketplace Today

  FLASH  Free agency is here to stay.  If you’re not familiar with the term, free agency is a term coined by author Dan Pink in his book “Free Agent Nation”.  It refers to a business marketplace where employees are independents and responsible for their career path and jobs.  The days of companies protecting employees’... Read more »

What Business Courage Looks Like

It takes more courage than ever to be in business today.  How do I know that?  Because I own a small business and I have to be brave every day.  Some days, just getting out of bed is the bravest thing to do.  When I started my business seven years ago, I had panic attacks... Read more »

23 tips to create a brilliant brand for you and your small business

Branding you and company is essential in today’s marketplace.  Why?  Because YOU are the product and like any product on the market you want to market you and your company through a strong branding program.  Branding establishes your image with your clients.  Branding tells your customer what value you bring and how you can help... Read more »
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Jimmy Greenfield is a good guy

The nicest and most unexpected thing happened to me today and I wanted to share it with you.  I’m a writer.  I write because it keeps me sane….especially during winters like this.  I hardly ever get paid to write, but that’s OK.  I write because I know I’m good and I know have something to... Read more »

2014 is the year of the product....YOU are the product.

2014 is the year of the product and YOU are the product!  Don’t let this concept scare you.  To understand and believe that you are the product and an asset in today’s marketplace puts you in a very powerful place.  Being powerful gives you an advantage.  Here are three ways to capitalize on your newfound... Read more »

Why we spend more on our pets than we do on our careers.

Just about everyone I know has a pet.  We have a dog.  Casey’s a mutt we got at the human society ten years ago.   She’s a shepherd / akita mix so I refer to her as a “shepkita”.  At last count Casey had at least ten toys that she carries around the basement.  I’d estimate... Read more »
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"Don't Pick Your Teeth" And Other Communicating Tips

Yesterday I met with a new networking contact.  We sat at a small table in the lobby of a large hotel downtown and talked for about an hour.  During that 60-minute period my colleague made eye contact with me for about 4 seconds.  The rest of the time her eyes were darting at her shoes,... Read more »