Posts tagged "jobs"

Five Ways to Start Your Career Reinvention

Take a deep breath.  Career reinventions are usually thrust on us.  We normally don’t wake up one day and say “Hey, I think I’ll turn my life upside down and change.”  Unfortunately loss triggers a career transition…company downsizing, mergers or acquisition with new management.  Most of us want to hide in our cubes and hope... Read more »

Reinvent Your Career NOW - Here's Why

    When you start thinking about your new-year resolutions for 2015, add “reinvent my career”.  The world of work is changing more than more everyday and 2015 promises to be a year of uber change.  Organizations will continue to merge throwing many people out of work.  You don’t know if you’ll be one of... Read more »

Sitting on our arses is killing us. Here's why.

  How many hours a day do you spend sitting?  According to American Journal of Epidemiology those of us who sit more than 6 hours a day have 40% greater risk of diabetes and heart disease.  The human body wasn’t meant to sit for hours on end.  The body was designed for movement and activity.  Our... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

"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 »
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18 things to do when you get the SH....kicked out of you!

Last week was one those “if I ever have another one of these weeks, I’ll crumble into a heap of utter despair and hopelessness”…..yes, on hindsight it was that bad. As business owners we know that things don’t always go the way they want them to….these “bumps in the road” always involve people….god, if we... Read more »

6 big business mistakes I made and what I learned

Here are 6 mistakes I’ve made in business…I hope you can learn from my mistakes: #1 I was born an entrepreneur. I turned my back on that fact for most of my career. It was too scary and unpredictable. I settled for corporate America and a “sure thing”. What a mistake! After four lay-offs and... Read more »

4 Things I Wish I'd Said

1. If you haven’t read “Purple Cow”, “Tribes”, “Linchpin”, or “Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?” by Seth Godin….treat yourself to one or all of these books and get ready to be educated and entertained. For example….here’s one of my favorite quotes: “I define “sheepwalking” as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised... Read more »
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Why It's So Hard to Change

Last night a good friend called me and started complaining about his job. He’s worked there for 3 years and hates everything about it….his boss, his co-workers, his customers, his cube…..it goes on and on. I usually let him rant for a few minutes so he can vent. But last night was different….”why don’t you... Read more »