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Why do Pay it Forward Fridays?

Why Fridays? Why not every day? Well, you’ve gotta start somewhere! And the obvious question …  I’ve also been asked … Why Pay It Forward? Well the answer is simple … because I can. Guess what? So can you! The idea, the concept and the practical application of paying it forward it easy. Show More Summary

Help us bring "I was there!" the musical back to Glasgow in 2016

As many of you will know my friend Andy Muir and I have championed the memory of a classic Glasgow music venue for a decade. Our website about the Glasgow Apollo has now achieved over 10 million hits and we have published an award winning...Show More Summary

Free People Artists and Employee Engagement Workshop in Winnipeg on Tuesday December 1

My friend and co-author, Peter W. Hart, and I are offering a free 90 minute workshop on Tuesday December 1 from 8AM to 9:30 at the Winnipeg Winter Club. Space is limited, if you are interested contact me at:

Holidays and Your Personal Brand: The Gift of You

The season for holiday parties has only just begun. From now until the beginning of January, invitations for galas and soirees across town will be doled out, inviting everyone to celebrate a break from work with alcohol and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Show More Summary

B.J. Novak of The Office on Creative Process, Handling Rejection, and Good Comedy

“I find that being in a good mood for creative work is worth the hours it takes to get in a good mood.” – B.J. Novak This episode covers principles and tactics for creating amazing careers, comedy, writing, and much more. Hilarious stories weave it all together. My guest is B.J. Novak (@bjnovak), best known for his […]

3 Ways to Promote Yourself without being Annoying

Entrepreneurs are their own best marketing experts. They know their businesses, products and services inside and out, and operate as brand evangelists when they are on and off the job. The passion entrepreneurs have for what they bring to the market is often energetic and endless. Show More Summary

Stuck in Your Career?

Next step in your career Many of my clients say they feel suffocated in their careers. For whatever reason, they do not like the profession they have chosen for themselves: they feel they’re poorly fit for their careers, and they dislike everything associated with their jobs, their companies, and their bosses. Show More Summary

The Five Most Important Things To Do To Show The World You're Freaking Awesome at What Your Do...

Professional awesomeness. You've got it. The world needs to know about it. I've mentioned in the past that you need a plan if you want real career traction. Some of my rants have focused on the reality that you have...

What if Charlie Sheen Were Your Employee?

Charlie Sheen just announced he’s HIV positive. While Sheen is rich and famous and has all sorts of legal things set up to protect him and his interests, most people with HIV lead much more normal lives. In fact, you may have some people with HIV sitting in the next cubicle and you’d never know […]

Are You Grabbing Audience Attention?

It is far easier to sell something if your prospective clientele is already familiar with the service and product. But if you are starting up a business or half-way to where you wish to be, the process of trying to grow sales can be extremely frustrating. Show More Summary

How to Turn Your Seasonal Position Into Year-Round Employment

If you’re among the nation’s 550,000+ seasonal workers, you may have started your seasonal holiday position and love it so much that you hope it turns into long-term employment. Or, you may have accepted a seasonal position to get your foot in the door, hoping all along that your part-time job would turn into year-round [...]Show More Summary

Three Smart Email Strategies that Can Save Your Job

This is a guest post by Mike Song. As Hillary Clinton, CIA leaders, Sony executives and countless other professionals have recently learned, a single email can damage your career aspirations, reputation, marriage or company’s stock price. Here are 3 useful strategies from our email etiquette class that every professional should use to avoid getting destroyed [...]Show More Summary

Tips for Telling Your Company’s Story

In a consumer world full of websites and apps that direct customers to the cheapest gas, best deals and lower-priced everything, it can be increasingly difficult to earn customer loyalty. Sometimes your business can’t or won’t compete...Show More Summary

What Do You Give A Mentor at Thanksgiving?

Mentors are an uncelebrated group of devoted individuals, who often give their time in return for nothing more than your carrying on their legacy of giving back. If you have a mentor, you know the advice, conversations, guidance, interest and encouragement may be the single greatest determinant of your success. Show More Summary

The Best Sports Movies of All Time...

I'm up today as part of a post over at the Chairman of all things HR Tech - Steve Boese. Steve's got a great post up from the 8 man Rotation - Steve, Tim Sackett, Lance Haun, Matthew Stollak and...

This Holiday Perk Could Last Year-Round

What is a cash-strapped startup to do when the holidays roll around? It’s traditional to give the employees something in December (although, the employees should not get something for the boss, so don’t expect it). So, what to buy? You can, of course, follow this helpful list collected from actual humans who have enjoyed gifts […]

Things Successful People Do on Lunch Breaks

Lunch time is not only about eating lunch anymore. It is an hour of opportunity. Lunch hour can be one of the most useful hours of the day, if you know how to use it right. Whether you are catching up with a client or using it as a time...Show More Summary

Be Happy With How You Currently Spend Your Time

Andi Fisher over at Misadventures with Andi has done it again. She’s introduced another blog post format that I just love. Here’s the first one that I wrote about. This new one focuses on how you currently spend your time. So I decided to give it a try. Show More Summary

Travel is terrible for your career

It used to be that if people had no plans for what they were going to do after getting their law degree, they would justify the choice by saying, “Even if I don’t go into law, I can always do something with a law degree.” The law degree of the new millennium is travel. People...

What You Need to Know About FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act, better known by its initials, FMLA, has been the law since 1993 when President Bill Clinton signed it. This means that for a good portion of the workforce it’s always been in effect. With a law in effect for 22 plus years, you probably think you know how it works. […]

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