Failure–Who Needs It? | You Do
by Dawn Lennon - Aug, 2012
We just don’t like it. We often fear it, dread it, struggle to avoid it, and sometimes succumb to it. Failure tests us. It makes us face up to what we’re made of. Failure and fear are ominous bedfellows. They feed each other and us too in ways that can be crushing. Embracing failure If we want to succeed, we need to welcome failure. It’s our greatest teacher. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t remember our failures...
Networking Choices that Change You
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
What you choose changes you. We are confronted with many choices everyday. We select when to get up, what we wear, eat, and what we do. We decide what our priorities are, what needs to be done and who are our friends will be. While we can sometimes feel that life happens to us, we choose many of the details. Possibly the most important thing we do is decide where our attention is placed. What we listen to, look at, and und...
Time Management – The Power of Purpose
by Joe Feest - Aug, 2012
Do you ever find yourself thinking that there are so many things you could do at work that would have a huge impact upon your effectiveness—if only you could find the time! Does getting by day to day seem to take up all your time? So often when people think of time management they think in terms of tips, tricks, tools and techniques. What’s the latest new and creative approach? A focus on seeking out the latest trendy to...
20 Pieces of REAL Advice for College Freshmen
by Marcia Robinson - Aug, 2012
In a few weeks, summer will end and thousands of new college freshmen will file onto college campuses and populate college residence halls. Most college students will enter college with tons of advice from parents, teachers and college counselors. With all the advice out there, it is hard for college students to separate the advice that will lead to long term success. If you are a new college freshman or know one, let me shar...
Dreams Are Not Achieved By Dreaming
by Bob Roth - Aug, 2012
Do not get me wrong. Dreaming about your future is good. All college students should have someplace they are trying to go, something they are trying to achieve. However, students should also understand that dreams are not achieved by dreaming. Success is rarely achieved by chance. When students apply the wrong approaches, they are setting themselves up for failure. They frequently choose a direction or approach that is...
Re-imagining Personal Brand
by Walter Akana - Jul, 2012
“Differentiation is a way of thinking. It’s a mindset. It’s a commitment. A commitment to engage with people – not in a manner to which they are merely unaccustomed, but in a manner that they will value, respect, and yes, perhaps even celebrate.” ~ Youngme Moon Harvard Business School professor, Youngme Moon, in her remarkable book Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd, discusses the ways in which many brands have a...
Given What It Takes
by Suzanne Bates - Jul, 2012
Given what it takes for most of us to juggle our own work, family and personal lives, it is nothing short of inspiring to hear the stories of graduates of our community colleges across this country, many of whom had to work two jobs and support a family while getting their associate degrees. These are young (and sometimes not-so-young) people who didn't have time for beer pong and sun bathing on the quad. They drove rusted o...
Are you in touch with your dream job regularly?
by Hallie Crawford - Jul, 2012
I was talking with my career coaching client, Chris, recently. He was telling me that for a long time over the years, he would get started on his dream career path, then stop again. He wants to be a comedian and momentum would be built up from him attending a comedy show or doing a stand up act in LA (this guy will be successful, he’s already had many great shows!) but he’d come home to Atlanta again and lose the drive to move...
Google, Google on the Wall: Who’s the Fairest One of All?
by Barbara Safani - Jul, 2012
The New York Times recently published an article exploring the value of creating an online career portfolio to showcase your work and offered several suggestions for leveraging online platforms to create and promote your professional brand. This strategy is a growing trend for people in job search as well as those proactively managing their careers. In a recent report on global hiring trends released by Career Directors In...
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2012
It feels great at the end of a workday to know you've made progress on a mounting to-do list, resolved a persistent problem, dealt with a difficult challenge, or accomplished an important objective. Yet, too often we get to the end of a day and haven't felt feelings of satisfaction, accomplishment, or progress at work, at least not as much as we'd like. Instead, frustration, bureaucracy, and unresponsiveness creep in to th...
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