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Autism Without Fear: How 'Best Practices' Are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Michael John Carley

As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.

Want to Lead a Good Meeting? Begin With Facilitative Presence!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Presence, I have come to realize, is the doorway to all things meaningful -- the bridge between what is and what can be.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How Former Consultants Turned Startup Founders Will and Fei Are Tackling the Quarter Life Crisis

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

You can call them the hipsters, the millennials, the crazy ones, the ex-consultants, the immigrants but the Quarter Life Crisis (QLC) team has found a problem they want to solve.

How to Be a Thought Leader (Part 1): How Thought Leadership Matters

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jeremy Bamidele

Lately a lot of buzz has been surrounding the idea of thought leadership. While the term is currently facing a media boom, the concept is not new. To be a thought leader is simply to be known as a specialist.

How to Be a Thought Leader (Part 2): Blogging and Online Syndication

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jeremy Bamidele

In the public relations and marketing world, there is a phrase which all practitioners come to learn--"Content is king." Blogging allows you to act as a syndicate of your own content and allows people to access to your content through the World Wide Web.

How to Be a Thought Leader (Part 3): How to get Published in Newspapers and How to Apply to Have Your Editorial Work Syndicated

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jeremy Bamidele

As you work to become a thought leader, you may be wondering how to have your written work published in newspapers. Simply follow the steps outlined. First, research the publication's sections to garner a sense of subject matter, style, target audience, and word count.

How to Be a Thought Leader (Part 4): How to Get Published in Magazines

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jeremy Bamidele

The reward for getting your work in the right magazine often outweighs the benefits of getting your content in a newspaper. Most newspapers are general in scope.

9 Things Every Consultant Should Know

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Shelly Palmer

After you "take the package" and leave big corporate, you get to choose what's next. You can go after another corporate gig, go work for a start-up or a smaller company, retire (heaven forbid) or start consulting.

Find Grace in the Moment

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Ten years ago, I had an 'aha' that helped me become happier, and more effective at work. It happened when I was in Chicago to run a seminar. From the moment I came up on stage, I could tell that the attendees didn't want to be there.

How to Turn a Consulting Business into a $35M Tech Empire

Sean Kim | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Sean Kim

Our lovely and humble guest, Rand Fishkin, has built a $36,000,000 (yes, that's 6 zeros) annual business, that helps other companies with their SEO and other marketing strategies.

You Have to Be a Little Crazy to Be a Marketing Consultant

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

A marketing consultant has to sell a product that most don't understand, to people that are not sure that they need it, and are skeptical of its value. So why would anyone want to do marketing consulting? Good question.

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Maria Ross | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Maria Ross

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?

Women Need To Stop Giving Away Their Services

Jackie Harder | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.21.2015 | 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.