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Prepare for All Your Meetings in 5 Minutes or Less With Charlie

Before you go on a sales call, or to a job interview, or conduct a job interview, do you Google the person you’ll be meeting? If you have time, of course you do. If you don’t have time, you don’t, which can leave you unprepared for that meeting. Enter Charlie. Charlie is a personal assistant […]

If You Want to Land a Career You’ll Love, Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes

If you’re struggling to figure out where to take your career, here’s how to avoid choosing the wrong path. The post If You Want to Land a Career You’ll Love, Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes appeared first on Brazen Life.

Prepare Yourself to Ask Better Phase Two Questions

If you have ever watched the White House briefings you may have noticed the reporters always have a follow on question at the ready. Of course this is to be expected as they are professionals in the reporting business. You should take...Show More Summary

Recruiters: Target Your Audience [infographic] – Friday Distraction

I’ll never forget a recruiting assignment I was given during my days at the airline. I had just started working for the company and my boss called. She said, “I need for you to find us a director of in-flight services.” I said, “Sure thing. Show More Summary

My boss makes sexist, racist, homophobic comments during company meetings

Dear Evil HR Lady, I recently openly criticized the “head honcho” of my company. Amongst 3 or 4 co-workers, I let it be known that that I was growing tired of the consistent homophobic, sexist and racist remarks that the boss makes during company meetings. Of course, my comments made their way back to the […]

For Personal Brands, It’s Self above Service

Service listings that is. Personal branding strategy to increase word of mouth Let me tell you the tale of the financial planner….. Hi, I’m Maria Elena and I’m a financial planner.  I provide 401Ks, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, SEPS,...Show More Summary

Lots of People Are Happy and Rich. Here’s How to Be One of Them

Do you want to be happy? Truly happy? And what about rich? If you want to be happy and rich, stop looking at what you don’t have and start looking at what you do have. Last week, my Inc colleague, Jeff Haden, wrote an article titled: It Seems No One Is Actually Rich. Or Happy. […]

How You Answer This ‘Warm-up’ Question May Leave You ‘Out-in-the-Cold’

At the beginning of virtually any job interview you will undoubtedly be asked what are commonly referred to as “warm-up” questions. For example, you might be asked, “Tell me why you think you might be the person for this job?” Or perhaps...Show More Summary

The Brutal Truth About Why You’re Not Getting What You Want

There are lots of things you say you want -- but are you truly going after them? This article may be just the wake-up call you need. The post The Brutal Truth About Why You’re Not Getting What You Want appeared first on Brazen Life.

Do College Athletes Make Better Hires?

Some people love to hire jocks. Is that a viable hiring strategy? I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today trying to answer this very question. Bottom line - you can't generalize and there are lots of great hires who...

Your Employee Is Under Ebola Quarantine. Now What?

Let’s say you’re an employer in New York or New Jersey and one of your employees has been exposed to Ebola and is under mandatory quarantine. What are your obligations to the employee? And, frankly, what is your obligation to your remaining staff? Think calmly. Before you have a freak out and start mandating all […]

Networking in Portland: 7 Events to Expand Your Professional Circle

In Portland, Ore. and looking to network with other young professionals? Here are seven events you’ll want to add to your calendar. The post Networking in Portland: 7 Events to Expand Your Professional Circle appeared first on Brazen Life.

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #HRTechConf Edition

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the HR Technology Conference in (you guessed it) Las Vegas. This is my second year attending the show and I must say the event is quickly becoming one of my “must attend” conferences. Show More Summary

10 Common Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid

For many people, especially creative types and those involved in business, building a personal brand is one of the most important steps towards success. This is also something that is never “finished.” Building a personal brand is on...Show More Summary

How to Manage Productive and Happy Interns — and Make the Most of Them

A happy and productive intern will make your job easier. Here’s how to ensure both parties get the most out of an internship. The post How to Manage Productive and Happy Interns — and Make the Most of Them appeared first on Brazen L...

Help - My Team Always Backburners My Priorities!

When you work on a team that must collaborate on competing priorities and yours always seem to be the last to get added the “to do” list (or sprint if you’re doing Agile), how do you advocate/influence the team to...

4 Smart Tricks to Writing an MBA Application Essay About Failure

If your MBA essay prompt asks you to write about a mistake or failure from your past, don’t tiptoe around the issue. Tackle it head on and show admissions you’re resilient. The post 4 Smart Tricks to Writing an MBA Application Essay About Failure appeared first on Brazen Life.

Easily Achieve the Smooth Sale

Certain practices are essential for building trust and likeability as you develop the sale. Patiently adhering to the correct process will ultimately get you to the end goal you hold dear. Not doing so, or implementing selective pieces of an overall strategy, and out of order, upsets the potential relationship. Show More Summary

The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors?  Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the success they achieve? Oftentimes…it’s books. On The Tim Ferriss Show (iTunes, SoundCloud), I dissect world-class performers to find the tools and tricks you can use.  Here’s a full list of guests.  One […]

On demergers -quoted in the Business Standard @bsindia

The folks at Business Standard did a story on demergers and asked me for an opinion on how organizations could do it better, some excerpts:According to independent HR consultant Gautam Ghosh, "A corporate spin-off is not necessarily bad news for employees. Show More Summary

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