10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd

Successful people find a way to distance themselves from the boring herd of individuals who are like everyone else in some way, shape or form. As a result, they get noticed and are given opportunities that their “same” brethren are never exposed to. Here are 10 critical steps to take to separate yourself from the … Continue reading “10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd”

Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters

How proactively do you go after people who can effectively promote you to others?    I’m thinking your priorities are generally elsewhere. Like evaluating which organizations have opportunities that match your skill set. Or getting your report done and submitting it to your boss on time. Or thinking about the job you would really like … Continue reading “Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters”

7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done

Too much energy is consumed on making the list. There is something gratifying about jotting down all the things you need to do. It quenches one’s thirst for being organized and for wanting some control over one’s life generally complicated by too many things to do with insufficient time and financial resources to do them. … Continue reading “7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done”

How to Boost Your Performance by Taking a 360

I am a zealot about the 360 degree feedback tool of performance management.  360 feedback is not new, but in my leadership experience it is one of the most effective methods of assessing how you perform your responsibilities, and what you need to do to improve.  And it works for all sizes of business and not-for-profits. … Continue reading “How to Boost Your Performance by Taking a 360”

Do You Need Energy to Be Wildly Successful?

Do you need a bounce in your step to win? Do you really need to be a bundle of energy to “make it”?  Nope.  In fact it’s annoying when a world wind is in your space buzzing around. Yes, you need energy to be successful – an abundance of it.  But it needs to be … Continue reading “Do You Need Energy to Be Wildly Successful?”

Why Do You Need Biased Advice from Others?

Why listen to other people?   What advice do you think they will give you?   They will give you the “benefit of their experience”; what worked (or didn’t work) for them. Or what they’ve heard worked for people they know.   They will load you with their bias and their baggage.   It always … Continue reading “Why Do You Need Biased Advice from Others?”

8 Easy Ways to Be A “Newer Than New School” Professional

Many believe that career success comes from applying “new school”. I’m here to tell you that not only is this notion terribly misleading, it’s absolute nonsense! Sure, the web is here accompanied by new enabling business tools.  SEO, social media, web site analytics and others have been invented to help organizations exploit the capabilities of … Continue reading “8 Easy Ways to Be A “Newer Than New School” Professional”

The ONE Thing You Need to Do to Have A Successful Career

I’m often asked if there is one single factor to building a successful career.   It’s a difficult question but every young professional asks it; everyone is looking for the silver bullet.   I thought it was impossible to define precisely THE single factor for career success, however after reflecting over my 33-plus year journey … Continue reading “The ONE Thing You Need to Do to Have A Successful Career”