August 14, 2017

LinkedIn Tip: How to Send InMail through Groups

LinkedIn is one of my favorite sites to help people who are designing their future careers. With so many people and organizations listed in one place, […]
August 7, 2017

Why Should I Celebrate When Victory Seems so Far Away?

For many people in the midst of a job search or career transition, the concept of “rewards” seems foreign and counter-productive. “But I haven’t accomplished anything!” […]
July 24, 2017

Top Ten Mistakes in Changing Careers

I work with people changing careers all the time. Most of them (including myself when I was searching for jobs!) made some combination of mistakes that […]
July 10, 2017
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The World Needs More Implementers and Managers

There are many ways to make the world a better place. We all have our own combination of strengths, instincts, and talents that has a place […]
June 19, 2017
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The Mind-Blowing Science of Transformation

One of my favorite podcasts, RadioLab, explored what happens in the black box of radical transformation, from a caterpillar to a butterfly. In my mind, I […]
June 15, 2017

Wonder Woman Inspired Me Not to Be A Superhero But to Play the Part

As a career professional, I’m ambivalent about hero stories, super or otherwise. Although their feats may be inspiring, they are simply unrealistic role models that are […]
June 5, 2017

NYTimes Article on Making Good Hires Shows Why Career Design is Crucial

Experienced managers know that traditional ways of hiring employees is no guarantee of workplace success. Resumes, interviews, LinkedIn profiles… these can all be practiced and re-worked […]
May 22, 2017

How Self-Compassion Can Make You More Motivated

Have you been told that you’re too hard on yourself? Do you believe that if you accepted your less-than-desirable traits, then you’d never change? Well, scientific […]
May 8, 2017

Eight Unconventional Steps to Landing an Interview

What is the number one way to land an interview? Have someone who works for the organization put in a good word for you. This can […]