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Are You a Driver of Your Career or a Passenger?

We’ve all heard of back seat drivers. They sit in the car and criticize the driver. They tell the driver when to turn, when to slow down, and when to speed up. Not all passengers are like that. Some just sit back, close their eyes and nap through the ride. It is indicative of how … Continue reading Are You a Driver of Your Career or a Passenger?

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6 Ways to Turn Your Job into a Career

Whether you went to college, trade school or jumped right into the work place. Your initial goal was probably to get a job. It may have been in your area of study. You may have gone in a different direction depending on the job market. Once someone gets into their job, they get comfortable, complacent … Continue reading 6 Ways to Turn Your Job into a Career

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How To Have a Career Instead of a Job

I mentor college students at my alma mater. When I attended school there as a computer science major, the primary language I learned was COBOL. COBOL was one of the most common computer programming languages for business applications in the 1970s and 80s. As web-based applications came into play in the 1990s, few new applications […]
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Applying the 80-20 Rule Every Day

I recently met a college student who was studying psychology. He was one of the brightest and most ambitious young men I’ve met. He had dreams. He wanted to own his own business. “Not just a little sole proprietorship,” he told me. “I’m willing to start small. But I want to grow this business and … Continue reading Applying the 80-20 Rule Every Day

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Your Career as a Novel

I was recently listening to a podcast in which a novelist was interviewed about her writing approach. She stated that she writes books backwards. She writes the climactic ending first. Then, she slowly writes back from that point to create the moments that lead up to that suspenseful ending. I thought it was an interesting […]
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Career Management Tips for Project Managers

Worried about your career? Afraid that you’re stuck in a career rut that you’ll never get out of? You’re not alone. Millions of project managers are out there feeling the same anxiety that you feel. Should I move on? Should I ask for more responsibility? Or should I just continue doing what I’m good at … Continue reading Career Management Tips for Project Managers

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Career Management for Mentors

The advice you give today, could change the world tomorrow. When someone is charged with mentoring someone else, they are given a great responsibility. Although the mentee is certainly responsible for his own career, the mentor has a certain obligation to help in shaping the mentee’s career. The mentor will set examples, give advice, and […]
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10 Ways to Be the Chief Executive Officer of your Career

The chief executive officer is the head honcho. The person in charge. He or she is the one that presumably calls the shots. The CEO is everything you should be for your own career. Here I discuss 10 parallels between what a CEO does and what you should be doing to be the chief executive … Continue reading 10 Ways to Be the Chief Executive Officer of your Career

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The Number One Secret to Success

I attended my high school class reunion a few years ago. In the invitation was a questionnaire asking a few questions about our lives since high school. One of the questions they asked was “Who was your most influential teacher from your school years?” When I got to the reunion, there was a little pamphlet […]
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3 Ways to Make Your Millennial Career Advice Memorable

Not long after I turned 16, my mother had surgery in a specialty hospital about three hours away from our home. My grandparents drove up to see her, but decided they weren’t up for the drive back. I offered to drive them. It was the first time I had the chance as an adult to […]
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Building a Professional Network

Developing a Professional Network

As a consultant moves further up the ladder in his or her consulting career, the ability to sell the firm’s services becomes more important.  It’s difficult to develop trusting relationships with potential clients without having spent time getting to know them.  In this week’s podcast we will discuss the importance of developing a professional network […]
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Dining with the Client

Dining with the Client

We have discussed the importance of developing relationships with the client to become a client’s trusted advisor.  One of the most awkward of situations is when you finally have to sit down and enjoy a meal with the client.  In this week’s podcast, we’ll discuss some of the do’s and don’ts involved with dining with […]
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