philosophy

Creative Thinking For Career Planning

– Posted in: career management, philosophy

Creative thinking is not just for artists or entrepreneurs or strategists, but for any and all careers. Given the volatile market, rapid technological change (like automation replacing 45% of jobs over the next 20 years!), and the fact that the future is always uncertain, you need to think creatively about managing your career. Being effective [...]

Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

– Posted in: book review, life coaching, motivation, philosophy, Success Stories

Many of us dream about being able to deliver presentations as well as Steve Jobs did. This book, written by Carmine Gallo, gave me hope that I could improve if I follow just a couple of simple tips: 1. Have “one big idea” to share with your listeners. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone by saying [...]

How to Control Your Emotions

– Posted in: career coaching, career management, Inspiration Friday, life coaching, motivation, philosophy, Success Stories

Managing emotions at work can be difficult because we put so much of ourselves into our work. We all have emotions but we don’t have to get emotional at work. The most professional managers are calm, cool and collected. I tell my clients to act like a duck … when a duck glides along the [...]

12 21 12: The Mayans Flunked Big Time

– Posted in: career coaching, career management, Inspiration Friday, life coaching, motivation, overall job search skills, philosophy

The Mayan Calendar predicted that the world would end on 12 21 12 and here we are with no such event in sight. I’ve heard 2 reasons why they were wrong: 1) If they were so good at predicting, why didn’t they realize their own civilization was on the way out?! 2) they didn’t count [...]

A Change in Job Responsibilities Can Be a GREAT Thing!

– Posted in: career change, career coaching, career management, life coaching, marketing yourself, motivation, networking, philosophy, troubleshooting

I was recently interviewed by Forbes regarding what to do when your boss changes your responsibilities radically, which I think has many more positives than negatives. Here is a summary of the article (and the link is below): 1. Learning new responsibilities keeps you current. You may need continuing education which builds your resume and [...]

How Many Bosses Can You Manage at the Same Time AND Stay Sane?

– Posted in: career change, career coaching, career management, life coaching, marketing yourself, motivation, networking, philosophy, troubleshooting

I was recently interviewed by Forbes about how to effectively manage more than one boss simultaneously. It’s not easy but there are strategies to ensure success. Here is the article link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/07/23/how-to-work-for-more-than-one-boss-and-stay-sane-2/ And here are the highlights: 1. Communicate now! a) know the communication style of your manager and adhere to it; b) when given [...]