How Strangers Can Help Your Career

Connection with people we care about is an essential element to a well lived life.

Interestingly though, if you want to grow your career, reaching out to "strangers" is one of the best ways to accomplish that.

 

In today's video, we explain how "educated incapacity" gets in the way of...

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3 Ways to 10X Your--and Your Team's-- Effectiveness

We all lead extremely busy lives, and time is at a premium.

That's why I'm excited to share this video with 3 ways to 10X your--and your team's - effectiveness... and free up a LOT of time that would otherwise be wasted on non-productive tasks and wheel spinning.

Some of these ideas might seem a...

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The Universal Question that All High Achievers Ask Themselves

 

We've all had dreams and goals in life, right?

Since you were a kid, you were dreaming of what you might do or become--veterinarian, Olympic athlete, Superman. Funny how accountant never made the list!

But what distinguishes those who actually go out and achieve the big things they set...

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The Two Areas in Business Where You Need to Be Ruthless

As we move into an era of enlightened leadership, the old command and control model is being replaced by a more collaborative, agile, and authentic style of leadership.

But there are two critical areas where it's important to be ruthless.

Not Game of Thrones style, as you'll see.... 

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How to Manage Your Emotions With People Who Annoy You

Have you ever worked with or for someone who just pushed your buttons--the ones labeled “irritating, obnoxious, annoying” or something similarly, well, negative?

If you’ve been in the working world for any length of time, chances are you’ve come across people with whom you...

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How to Get Promoted Faster

In my first week of work at my summer internship between my first and second year of business school, I received some of the best career advice I’ve ever gotten from a boss.

“You’ll never get promoted just for doing your job.  You’ve got to go beyond your job...

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Don’t Ramble! How to Communicate with Impact

Have you ever been in a meeting where, despite your best efforts to look like you were paying attention, your eyes just glazed over and your mind wandered as the person who was speaking droned on incessantly without making any discernible point?

Worse yet, have you been the stupor-inducing person...

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Why You Shouldn’t Settle for a Job You Don’t Like

Recently, I was working with a client we’ll call Fred. Fred had been at his company for almost 15 years, and had built up great expertise in a specialized function.

He was making good money, he was seen as an important and respected leader who helped drive the revenue growth that made his...

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Three Tips to Create a Career with Social Impact

We spend the majority of our waking lives at work. Those hours need to have meaning for us, or else we risk looking back and wondering why we invested so much of our most precious commodity--time--without anything of significance to show for it beyond a 401K account and some t-shirts with the...

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How to Crack the Code on Employee Engagement

For as long as I can remember, employee engagement in the U.S. has hovered right around 30%, as measured by the Gallup organization. Conventional wisdom holds that engaged employees are productive, profitable, value-adding employees.

And roughly 50% of the workforce has been disengaged, with the...

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