Category Archives: Career Management

Are you really listening? 3 ways to improve your listening skills

Do you ever get the sense that you’re talking with someone and that person isn’t really listening? You’re probably correct about that. According to Daniel Pink, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, most people aren’t really listening … Continue reading

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5 tips for promoting yourself in the job search

When I made our town’s Little League All-Star team, I ran to my neighbor’s house where my father was helping him fix a lawnmower. I burst into the garage and told my father with pride that I’d made the team. Instead … Continue reading

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5 strengths of the older worker

As seen through the eyes of The Intern. I’ve always been a big fan of Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, so when I was searching for a movie to watch on TV, I settled on “The Intern.” Admittedly I … Continue reading

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6 reasons why introverts prefer to write

  Lately I’ve been receiving voice-mails from one of my customers asking me to call him back to answer his questions. Not to ignore him, I have primarily responded to his calls with e-mails. This is preferable to getting caught in … Continue reading

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Do you play well with others? 5 approaches to take

You may remember your impressionable years when you played in a sandbox in the park with other children. Think about whether you joined the other kids who were playing together, or if you sat alone with your new, shiny shovel … Continue reading

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3 areas of your career when effective communications is essential

One story I tell in my workshops is about how a former customer of mine improved communications between two warring departments. He told me that these groups were literally at war with each other and just couldn’t play well together. … Continue reading

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7 reasons to say no to a job offer

I don’t recommend that my customers say no to a job offer unless there’s a good reason. That’s why when one of my most promising customers told me she was reluctant to accept a job offer at a leading hotel … Continue reading

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