Networking From Scratch — If My Professional Network Suddenly Disappeared, Here Is How I Would Build It Up Again

– Posted in: networking, Uncategorized

A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I've been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that. What they all overlook [...]

If I Could Wish One Success Trait For My Clients, It Would Be This

– Posted in: life coaching, motivation, Uncategorized

For most of January, I featured blogs on motivation and productivity because it was new year’s resolution time so the “how to reach success in your goals” theme seemed apropos. I actually returned to that theme in February for two additional posts, after discovering a startling statistic: over 40% of resolutions fall by the wayside [...]

Rebecca Matthias on Business Success

– Posted in: entrepreneurship, Inspiration Friday

Think big.  Focus.  Never give up.  That’s your mantra.  Everything else will fall into place. – Rebecca Matthias Rebecca Matthias is CEO of Mothers Work (retail outlets include Mimi Maternity, Pea in the Pod, and Motherhood). This quote is from her book, Mothers Work, one of my favorite business books — an inspirational and informative [...]

5 Daily Habits That Promote Ongoing Success

– Posted in: career management, life coaching, time management

I have ongoing success, not just one-hit wonders, on the brain. My recent Forbes posts have been book reviews of Larry Weidel’s Serial Winner: 5 Actions To Create Your Cycle of Success and Robert Kaplan’s What You Really Need To Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner. Both books cover repeat, continual [...]

Eight Limiting Beliefs That Derail Career Success

– Posted in: life coaching, motivation

The post a couple of weeks ago referenced limiting beliefs about leadership development – companies assume employees aren’t interested in leadership; and employees aren’t feeling enough support from their companies to grab those leadership roles. Limiting beliefs are prevalent in a lot of different groups or circumstances – erroneous assumptions by hiring managers (and sometimes [...]

Negotiation Success Requires Desire Not Desperation – Video Blog

– Posted in: career management, negotiate and close the offer, Salary tip

In today's video blog I cover a critical negotiation success element: how to balance staying positive and showing interest without seeming too interested (i.e., desperate) and giving away your leverage:           You can find more Negotiation tips in our Free Resources Negotiation Toolkit.