Monthly Archives: January 2010

Patience is highly overrated IMHO

In my book patience is not a virtue and good things don’t come to those who wait. You can quote me.

Finding Your Networking Value Proposition

For years I resisted the whole idea of networking.  My mental association was an image of Herb Tarlek, the consumate slick salesman, wearing white shoes and an insincere grin handing out business cards two at at time with instructions to his new acquaintances to pass the extra cards to people in their network (if you’re my age you remember […]

Mental Hoarding

Hoarding has gotten a lot of press over the last year, thanks in large measure to a reality show called Hoarders.  What keeps me watching the show is my fascination with a different kind of hoarding — one that can afflict today’s knowledge workers with very little outward sign: mental hoarding. Considering the volume of information the average […]

Working Mentorship

Last month I had a conversation with someone who counseled me to ensure that I was keeping a healthy balance of tactical versus strategic goals.  I love that we had that conversation and have given quite a bit of thought to it in the days and weeks following our telephone meeting.  In my mind, that’s the mark of […]

Considering Relocating For a Job? Networking and Growth Opportunities Await You!

Moving to take advantage of career opportunities has been an excellent experience and one that I highly recommend if your personal circumstances permit.  Working in new environments not only helps to round out  practical experience, it exposes one to new ways of doing things and helps build resilience and adaptability.  An advantage that I seldom hear mentioned […]

Pulling versus Pushing

It’s great to believe ourselves capable of inspiring people to action — that we can influence behaviours simply by painting a compelling picture of a bright, shiny new future — but the truth is, it’s much harder than it looks. And if we’re truly honest with ourselves, we may be doing more pushing than pulling.

What I Learned From a Month Without Twitter

I didn’t go cold turkey on purpose. It was not an experiment to see if I could do without Twitter. I just got really preoccupied with an extremely demanding professional schedule. What I learned surprised me.

Don’t Get “Should On” by Your New Year’s Resolutions

What’s the most popular blog and editorial topic every January? It has to be New Year’s resolutions. Promises to do better, be better, make a difference, make a change or take a chance. If you are one of the millions with a 2010 resolutions list, hold your list up to these questions to see if they measure up as truly useful tools capable of pulling you toward what you really want this year.


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