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Power Networking: 5 Tips to Avoid Disaster

Power networking builds; thoughtless networking destroys. Visibility in person and online can attract customers, supporters and affiliates. But the wrong actions or the wrong communications can at best make your efforts useless. More likely, the unknowing steps you take can damage your business and tarnish your personal reputation. Beyond the basics, networking adheres to unwritten […]

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Smart Decisions, Bad Decisions

In business, smart decisions can save grief in the present, and launch you into the future. On the other hand, just one poor decision can plunge you into a never-ending, frustrating morass. Your reputation, your effectiveness and potentially your career depend on your decisions. Bad Decisions Run Deep What was the last really bad decision you […]

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Coachable Success

If you’re not coachable, you are expendable. So how can you tap into coachable success? What is coachable success? Success can be maddeningly elusive. You can work hard and seek the latest advice, but feel like you’re trapped in a tar pit. Progress is at a snail’s pace, while competitors and opportunities seem to be […]

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Work-life Balance – 7 Quick Tips to Take Control

  Get on Track with Work-life Balance.   Work-life balance can drive you crazy. There never seems to be enough time to do the things we want to do. Things take twice as long as we anticipate. And regardless of the number of hours spent on the job, there is always more that could be done. […]

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Market Yourself to Win!

Market Yourself, Starting Now! Have you ever considered how you market yourself? In business, you are your own product. You have capabilities and benefits to offer clients and employers, just as your organization has products and services for external customers. Market yourself for the win, and create a career path for success. Does the thought […]

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5 Leadership Landmines and How to Avoid Them

When you are in a position of responsibility, leadership landmines are everywhere. One misstep can land you in an embarrassing, humiliating and costly trap. The harder you try to rectify things, the worse things become. While some crises are unavoidable, many landmines can be anticipated and sidestepped. Just a little thought in advance can steer […]

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SWOT Your Career

Accelerate Your Career – SWOT Yourself!

Accelerate your career by taking a fresh look at SWOT. SWOT is a simple format to assess your competitive position. Corporations and organizations use SWOT to identify areas opportunities and set strategies for innovation and growth. While SWOT is common in corporate strategic planning, it can be even more powerful when applied to your career development. […]

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