Category Archives: Career

Where is your Focus?

Sometimes a concept is framed in such a powerful way that you feel required to share it (this view may resonate differently with MBA-types). Balaji Krishnamurthy at LogiStyle offers this paradigm to help CEO’s focus their scarce attention: A good way to examine … Continue reading

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Searching for happiness in your work? This diagram may help

(Image courtesy Bud Caddell. Used under Creative Commons.)

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Tackling the No-Accountability Wasteland

There is an uncomfortable, anxious pang that wells up in you when the halls have been empty for hours, and you know that you and the janitor are the only people in the building, again. You feel like maybe the … Continue reading

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Creating Options at Brand "You"

You’re tired of the race. Tired of working tirelessly in shifting sands of corporate America as an exempt FTE. But you do it with the hope of the BIG payday. You’ve got options in the company, and it seems that … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, Career, Measure, Networking, Recognition | 3 Comments

Yahoo! fires Brazen Careerist Penelope Trunk

So, I just heard that Yahoo! Finance has decided to fire Penelope Trunk. I mean, who would want to work with someone who thinks like this? I just choose the lifestyle I want first, before I choose my work. Lifestyle … Continue reading

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You're hired, you're fired

Anyone who talks to me about their current corporate career will likely have heard me utter—likely innumerable times—my quintessential thought about staying in one place too long, “You’re not going to retire from there.” Truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

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Adopting an open meeting format

Everyone complains about meetings. Seems that they’re all useless. But I have to imagine that there are some meetings that are valuable. Aren’t there? I mean, I get the chance to participate in some pretty productive meetings. So I know … Continue reading

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