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What Can Personal Branding Do For You? Presenting All Of You

Posted on August 12, 2013

In the days of the Industrial Revolution employers looked for employees who could perform particular tasks. It didn't matter who you were or what your style or approach was. The question was just simply, could you do the task and how quickly could you do it with as few errors…

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Friday’s Rocket Fuel: Social Networking – More Than Connecting

Posted on August 2, 2013

Connecting with people on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media is fairly easy. But how many of the people you are connected to have you gotten to know beyond just sending or accepting an invitation?  Do you know why you are connecting with the people you are connecting to? When was the…

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Is A Personal Mission Statement Worthwile or Fluff?

Posted on July 31, 2013

In a recent article, Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement, for  Entrepreneur magazine Richard Branson takes a critical look at corporate mission statements and whether they are worth while for small businesses. The same could be asked of your personal mission statement, vision statement or purpose statement. While Branson acknowledges their importance he…

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What Are Values And Why Are They Important to Businesses and You?

Posted on July 24, 2013

Most large corporations have explicit values. Sometimes you can find them on their website. Sometimes they are in the annual reports and sometimes you find them on posters hanging on the office walls. Why do businesses have values? Is it just because executives learned about it in business school or…

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The Business of You: Career Development in the Global Bubble Economy

Posted on June 17, 2013

I was recently watching a TED Talk by Didier Sornette about forecasting economic bubbles and crashes. Throughout his presentation I kept thinking, what can you as an individual do in response to these continuing economic upheavals that have no end in sight? For many people it is an interesting intellectual exercise…

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Friday’s Rocket Fuel: Take Action on Your Career Board of Directors

Posted on June 8, 2012

It's time to take action on putting your personal Board of Directors together. In Why You Need A Board of Directors For Your Career Development, we discussed how having your own Board of Directors will help your career advance more directly and quickly. So now it's time to start putting your…

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Why You Need A Board of Directors For Your Career Development

Posted on June 4, 2012

Companies large and small have a Board of Directors. Should you have a Board of Director for the business of your career, for You, Inc.? A Board of Directors has several functions, one of which is particularly important for your career development and advancement – providing advice and guidance to…

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Friday’s Rocket Fuel: What Is Your Motivation?

Posted on June 1, 2012

It's human nature to get caught up in the details of life, all of activities, the "I need to…" and forget about what really matters to us. What truly motivates us? Why do you get up every morning? Why do you go to work? Is it because you have nothing…

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Guest Blog: Top 7 Qualities Of A Great Manager

Posted on May 31, 2012

Top 7 Qualities of a Great Manager  We’ve all likely had a stage in our lives where we’ve been either an employee working under a really great manager who we liked and respected or maybe the employee of a lousy and ineffective manager. I want to use this post to…

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Thinking of Your Career As A Business: A Tip For Career Development

Posted on May 30, 2012

Have you ever thought of your career as a business? There are many parallels between developing a business and developing your career. As a result there are many business approaches, techniques and lessons you can learn from the business world and apply to your career development. What are some of the benefits you…

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