Tag: Oh the Places You’ll Go

[Career Tips] 3 Ways to Better Yourself at the Job Waiting Game

As my 7 year-old son Traylor periodically reminds me, it’s tough to wait. This morning’s challenge was one under-ripe mango: serving it for breakfast when he was ready but it wasn’t still meant it didn’t taste so hot. It can be just as tough to wait in the employment constellation we call jobs and careers. […]

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Is a Job Still A “Job”

Where communications abilities takes us a host of other trends and patterns follow. For better or worse it’s given us a world where you can be tethered to work by iPhone or computer, and share information via short text bursts and immediate access And as this week’s Wall Street Journal chronicles in “Why E-Mail No […]

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[Coaching Tips] Can You Help?

“Practice what you preach” is a well known adage: it’s just that many of us don’t follow it. So when 10 newly available hours surfaced in my own work life, I decided to follow my own advice. Here’s the story. It might be important to you. Like most of us, there are moving parts in […]

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[Life Back West] July 2009 – The Road Trip

Top of Mt. Hood, Oregon

Life today seems to move ever so quickly. Though it’s likely an observation shared by people throughout the centuries, our Twitter / 24 by 7 news cycle lives seem to almost eliminate the time to pause, to think, and to talk deeply. It seems true for people, and it seems true for organizations. It doesn’t […]

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[You & the Recession] 3 Tips to Boost Your Career in Today’s Economy

The economy feels like it’s moving sideways even though data suggests it’s ever-so-slightly improving. Promotional opportunities are few for people with jobs, and budgets for developmental activities such as conferences may have been slashed. If you do a few simple things in your job life now your career can take a better route than simply […]

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[Life Back West] June 2009 – Step Up Day

Transition markers for the big things in life abound: diplomas from schools, birth certificates of children, employee of the year plaques and deal tombstones . All of them shout out “big step” congratulations. But what marks the in-betweens – the minor and important accomplishments that put you in a position for those bigger deeds and […]

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[New Rules] The Accidental Executive: Will It Be YOU?

Some people plan all their lives to become a senior executive – and it never happens. Others, through talent, timing, hard work, and or luck, become one though it was not something they sought, or even to which they aspired. What will be in your future? I think of these latter types of folks as […]

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