Why Attention to Detail On Things Such As How to Tie a Tie Are Important

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A young man has been seriously dating a woman for some time and becomes interested in marrying her. The young man’s mother promises to meet with the girl’s mother to discuss the possibility of marriage. Being a traditional story, this is the practice for wedding engagement in certain cultures. When the two mothers meet, they spend their conversation discussing the weather over a formal but … Read More

I Work Really Hard. How Come I’m Not Getting Promoted?

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Almost everywhere I go, people ask me what they need to do in order to be recognized or promoted for the great work they are doing. Many articles correctly observe that money does not buy the loyalty of an employee, but that doesn’t mean that money, rewards, and recognition are not important. What few articles seem to do is acknowledge … Read More

Improving Your Abilities at Leadership (Part 3 of 3): Building Relationships and Networks

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We want to warmly extend our gratitude to those who have been following our blog. For our new visitors, this article is part of a three-part leadership series on improving your aptitude in leadership. Since the skills and disciplines are cumulative, we strongly recommend that you start with Part 1 of the series, if you haven’t already done so. One of my … Read More

Improving Your Abilities at Leadership (Part 2 of 3): Self-Awareness

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By way of preamble, this article is part of a three-part leadership series on improving your aptitude in leadership. Since the skills and disciplines are cumulative, we strongly recommend that you start with Part 1 of the series, if you haven’t already done so. Many years ago, my dad shared with me a story about an elderly woman who had an … Read More

Navigating the Salary Negotiation

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A friend of mine once went to an auto dealership to purchase a new car. As he and his wife browsed around the showroom, his wife saw a car she absolutely loved. When my friend asked the dealer what kind of incentive he could provide, the dealer bluntly said, “I don’t think I need to give you any incentive. I … Read More

At a Dead End? Discover How To Jumpstart Your Future

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Some of my clients are frustrated by a lack of career mobility at their workplace. This could be due to the business situation of their industry, the relationship they have with their boss, or simply the unfortunate structure of their organization. As frustrating as this situation can be, it could very well be a blessing in disguise. This situation often … Read More