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Women Need To Stop Giving Away Their Services

Jackie Harder | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Jackie Harder

The "giving in order that you may receive" is a lofty philosophical position, and one that will assure practitioners a spot in heaven. Give away too much, however, and you'll end up in the poorhouse. So what is the balance?

My Worst Career Move

Jon Raj | Posted 04.17.2015 | Small Business
Jon Raj

As a student of both marketing and digital advertising, that November I felt a sea change about to happen. Digital was being infused into all types of advertising and data was becoming more and more important.

How to Successfully Innovate in Business

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Money
Scott Steinberg

Forget innovation - focus on incentivization if you want to drive a radical shift in corporate culture instead.

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

How One Boomer Created A Successful Career In Real Estate After 60

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

After 35 years in the same business, is it possible to turn on a dime and make a go of it in some entirely new field? The answer of course is "yes," but when you've been "downsized" or otherwise unceremoniously dumped by your company, it is still an incredibly unsettling and disorienting experience.

10 Things You Need To Do When You Lose Your Job

Madelyn Hammond | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Madelyn Hammond

Let's face it: Many times the ones who have been there the longest, making a lot of money, get the boot. Sometimes it's a surprise, but almost always, if you really look at your career the warning signs were there.

Change Coming Soon for Political Consultants

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Whether it is fair or unfair, campaign managers and other staffers are always going to be heavily judged on their wins and losses. Yet just as profitless sales are not rewarded in business, neither should winning campaigns in a way that either sacrifices a candidate's good name or that leaves them little flexibility to govern benefit consultants.

How Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

How to bring about organizational change is one of the chief challenges of my own consulting clients, so I sat down with Jake Jacobs recently to get his take on how to be an effective change agent, and how to facilitate positive organizational change.

Autism Without Fear: Goodbye, New York. Hello... Green Bay, Wisconsin?

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.27.2014 | New York
Michael John Carley

My problem is that when not at work, I'm not so diplomatic. How's the act of a loud, blunt, albeit happy, Asperger New York City personality going to play in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

Days of Drudgery -- For Yourself or For Someone Else?

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.23.2014 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

For many of you, chances are that there may be something bigger lurking in the back of your mind, that big break, that you may be holding back without even knowing it.

Owning No

Joanne Heyman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Saying "no" does not make you look weak-willed; it does not make you seem unappreciative. In fact, we are rethinking the negativity bias entirely.

9 People Reflect on Anxiety, Persistence, Success, Passion and More

Dave Gill | Posted 07.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dave Gill

It's a highly unlikely thing that they'd be shouting. Armed robbers wouldn't care. They'd probably want wallets and a code to a safe or to find nearby...

Owning Imperfection

Joanne Heyman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Our allergy to risking and potentially failing, all the while worshiping at the altar of perfection, may actually be hindering our health, happiness and achievement.

4 Essential Tips on How to Grow Your Consulting Business

Brian Horn | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

For many successful entrepreneurs, the business that can deliver many lucrative rewards is a consulting practice.

7 Insights for Unsticking When a Project Gets Stuck

Leah Mayor | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Leah Mayor

Success requires new learning, expanding my skill set, collaborating with a variety of personalities, and operating in vastly different sectors.

Memo to Principals: C-O-A-C-H is a Five Letter Word

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

I have routinely encountered hesitancy amongst school leaders to pursue relationships with coaches and/or to attend robust, sustained leadership seminars and trainings.

Understanding Your Value to Your Employer

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

There's an old saying that "A tool is only as useful as the next job it gets used on". People are generally not tools. But in the perception of an e...

Follow Your Feeling, Not the Money Trail

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

They gave me their business cards. I gave them mine. But on the way home, I began to feel a creeping sense of dislocation and dread -- like I was auditioning for a movie I wasn't quite sure I wanted to be in.

Today's Career -- We Are All Just Consultants

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Your skills, accomplishments and your background are the bullet points on your line card. The company is your client, not your friend. And when the you-know-what hits the fan, the company will not hesitate to chop your head off and throw you under the bus to save itself.

The Demise of Blockbuster: A Big LOL

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Stephen Robert Morse

LOL. That's really the only emotion that comes to mind when I read from the recent piece in PandoDaily: Back in the heady days of 2000, Netflix had 3...

Beyond Sage on the Stage Consulting

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

While many patients, anxious about their well-being, simply want the doctor to tell them what to do, that is, ultimately, a prescription for failure. Sustainable change only happens when people take full responsibility for their own condition.

Professional Services as Business Training

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

We're breeding large battalions of indifferent professionals in a handful of cities, when what we need is something very different. We need committed builders.

McKinsey Junior -- The Jump 'Outside the Box' (Part 2)

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Even when a company is on the top of the game, it should dare to change the way to play the game going forward.

Sophie Wade: Your Diversified Career in 2014: Own It. Work It. Love It.

Sophie Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

Reframe your working experience and think about your past and potential future moves strategically, rather than as disconnected elements.

When Oversleeping Before a Big Keynote Presention Is the Perfect Thing to Do

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Two minutes. That is not a lot of time to shower, shave, answer nature's call, meditate, dress, review a stack of yellow-highlighted note cards, and descend 12 flights to Ballroom "A."