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  • Career Coach

    Not-Obvious Career Truths

    I’ll soon be giving a talk, Not-Obvious Career Truths: Nine things I’ve learned from having been ca…

    Not-Obvious Career Truths

    I’ll soon be giving a talk, Not-Obvious Career Truths: Nine things I’ve learned from having been career coach to 4,600 people. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I give an advance look at what I'm planning to say. HERE is the link.

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  • Career Coach

    6 Steps to Tame Email Overload

    Keeping on top of your email inbox is becoming more and more of a challenge for many of us. There’s …

    6 Steps to Tame Email Overload

    Keeping on top of your email inbox is becoming more and more of a challenge for many of us. There’s just too much, too often, waiting for a response yesterday. It’s difficult to manage all this information and still get your work done. Often times we can end up feeling like our job

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  • Career Woman

    Good Reads for Women (Week of 8/25/…

    Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think m…

    Good Reads for Women (Week of 8/25/14)

    Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think make good reads for women! Enjoy and feel free to post other links we should explore in comments below. ~ InPower Editors Most Shared of the Week How to Overcome Biases that

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  • Career

    Working the Night Shift [infographi…

    My mother worked the night shift the majority of her career. Ya know why? Because she liked it. Som…

    Working the Night Shift [infographic] – Friday Distraction

    My mother worked the night shift the majority of her career. Ya know why? Because she liked it. Some people just aren’t “morning people” or “early risers”. They like starting their workday in the afternoon. They are productive at midnight. When I worked in the hospitality industry, we gave second and

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  • Work Life Balance

    Will you unplug on Labor Day?

    Any big plans for the long weekend? Do your big plans include unplugging from your electronic device…

    Will you unplug on Labor Day?

    Any big plans for the long weekend? Do your big plans include unplugging from your electronic devices? Be honest. I bet your weekend plans don't include going device free.  I just read a Facebook entry from a friend who says she is going device free for the Labor Day weekend. She bid

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  • Career

    Wired Magazine's Cofounder Sha…

    Wired magazine cofounder, entrepreneur, and prolific writer Kevin Kelly has a two-story personal lib…

    Wired Magazine's Cofounder Shares 3 Books That Can Change Your Life

    Wired magazine cofounder, entrepreneur, and prolific writer Kevin Kelly has a two-story personal library in his home and says that he's read thousands of books. In an episode of writer and speaker Tim Ferriss' podcast, he talks about the three that he recommends the most. We've taken these selections from the third

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  • Career

    Here's How To Avoid Being The …

    You've probably encountered a coworker who was outright rude — always picking fights, hurting feelin…

    Here's How To Avoid Being The Office Jerk

    You've probably encountered a coworker who was outright rude — always picking fights, hurting feelings, and throwing teammates under the bus. However, there's also office jerks who take a more subtle approach: they constantly critique your work, don't listen to your ideas, or only look out for themselves. These annoyances may

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  • Career

    7 Surprising Ways Your Company Can …

    Despite the progress the United States has made in the area of civil rights, many people of various …

    7 Surprising Ways Your Company Can Still Discriminate Against You

    Despite the progress the United States has made in the area of civil rights, many people of various groups remain vulnerable to legal workplace discrimination. For instance, did you know that in the majority of states, an employer can legally fire someone for being gay? Or that it is actually possible

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  • Career

    A New Documentary Reveals The Crazy…

    If you're familiar with the Burt's Bees brand of lip balms and moisturizing lotions, you may be surp…

    A New Documentary Reveals The Crazy Drama Between The Founders Of Burt's Bees

    If you're familiar with the Burt's Bees brand of lip balms and moisturizing lotions, you may be surprised to learn two things: The bearded man in the brand's logo is a real guy named Burt (who was born Ingram Berg Shavitz) and despite its nature-friendly image, the company is owned

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  • Career

    How Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, An…

    A career doesn't move linearly, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman famously advised — it can ratchet up s…

    How Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, And Other Self-Made Billionaires Got Their Big Break

    A career doesn't move linearly, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman famously advised — it can ratchet up suddenly with one critical insight, meeting, or opportunity.  You call it a big break.  Every success story has one. Even luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, Steve Jobs, and Howard Schultz had a moment where the path of their

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  • Career Inspiration

    4 Reasons to Stop Comparing Yoursel…

    A friend of mine, Karen*, is one of those people who seems to have it all.  She graduated at the top…

    4 Reasons to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

    A friend of mine, Karen*, is one of those people who seems to have it all.  She graduated at the top of her MBA class.  She holds a high level job at a prestigious Fortune 500 company.  She maintains a rigorous exercise regimen, a reminder of her collegiate rowing days. 

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  • Career Coach

    When No One Flirts With You: Remedy…

    Even if you’re not looking for a relationship, it can be dispiriting to feel that people don’t flir…

    When No One Flirts With You: Remedying a flirt-free life

    Even if you’re not looking for a relationship, it can be dispiriting to feel that people don’t flirt with you. If you feel unflirted with, my PsychologyToday.com article today might help. HERE is the link. 

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  • Career Woman

    The Upside of Office Politics

    Sometimes my clients start falling into a pattern, and it gives me an opportunity to look more deep…

    The Upside of Office Politics

    Sometimes my clients start falling into a pattern, and it gives me an opportunity to look more deeply at common challenges we all face. Lately, too many of my clients have fallen into the “victim of office politics” trap. This looks different for each person, but in every case it

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  • Leadership

    The Most Important Leadership Behav…

    Last week I conducted a webinar on the Four Leadership Behaviors That Build or Destroy Trust. During…

    The Most Important Leadership Behavior That Builds Trust (and 3 ways to demonstrate it)

    Last week I conducted a webinar on the Four Leadership Behaviors That Build or Destroy Trust. During the session I asked the participants to select one of four leadership behaviors that influenced them the most in building trust. With over 450 people responding, 61% said acting with integrity – being honest in word and

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  • Career

    How To Look Business Professional i…

    Next month – on Friday, October 3 – thousands of organizations will participate in one of the larges…

    How To Look Business Professional in Jeans – #DenimDay

    Next month – on Friday, October 3 – thousands of organizations will participate in one of the largest cause marketing efforts of all time. Since 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised close to $100 million for the fight against breast cancer. The fundraiser is simple. For a $5 donation, employees

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Dealing with Job Loss

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Be Prepared to Be Surprised

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HR

5 Unorthodox Job Search Techni…

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Why 61% of Companies Are Looki…

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College

My Most Important Piece of Adv…

There is a lot of advice out there in…

College

ReferenceUSA - a Resource not …

If you do online research, don't over…

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What You Need To Know About Bu…

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Great Hiring Quotes From The W…

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Red Flags That Indicate Your E…

You put in really hard efforts to hire…

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WWBD: What Would Buffett Do?

You don’t get to perch yourself on a p…

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5 Things To Consider Before Qu…

Thinking about quitting your job? Befo…

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What Kind of Mentor Are You?

I got asked to be a mentor for someone…

HR

How To Deal With Difficult Emp…

Walking past the difficult people in t…

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3 Smart Ways to Stand Out by Serving Others

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Throughout your college years, one of your business professors or mentors probably advised you that it’s a “dog eat dog” or an “every man for himself” world. While on some levels this notion may be true, you can actually use this truism to your advantage.

Instead of being bolted down to your personal career agenda, you should widen your career path by becoming what I call a “career servant.”

For simplicity’s sake, a career servant is someone who serves others. By practicing career servanthood, you can engender many positive results. In fact, this altruistic strategy can lead to ultimate career satisfaction because you can help your organization advance, your colleagues succeed and yourself grow — all at the same time. When you serve your organization and others, you will easily build positive alliances and networks that can add immense value to your career.

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