Category Archive for 'Define, Refine & Design Your Professional Showcase'

A recent article in T&D Magazine, published by the American Society of Training & Development, outlined four key barriers to women rising through the ranks in the workplace: 1) age, 2) lack of role models, 3) motherhood and 4) qualifications and experience. The report, based on a UK survey of 1,000 women didn’t reveal surprising news, but […]

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It’s the end of May and for some this marks the season of graduation and the transition to your next professional development adventure. That may include going to a career college, four-year university or community college to gain the basic instruction needed to pursue your dream career. In this blog post, I would like to […]

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In these uncertain economic times, it is very tempting to cling to the familiar and safe. Especially when it comes to employment. Some of us dream about having a greater impact in the marketplace through independent endeavors, yet we cling to our steady grind hoping to somehow transform it into a stepping stone to fulfillment. […]

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This is a story quite literally about baby steps. Recently, as I was leaving a large church service on the way to the parking lot, I walked up on the littlest of girls in a hot pink jacket, pastel pink summer dress and some new white walking shoes. She was so adorable – maybe only […]

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These days words are coming at us from all directions. From watching movies, t.v. and news, to reading text messages, emails and lips – never in history have so many clamored to be heard. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and the temptation is to tune-in only to select messages. But, tuning others out can be […]

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The topic for last night’s episode of Working Knowledge Radio Show was “Stay In Your Lane.”  This episode discussed the possible benefits of growing where you are planted and knowing when to seek greener pastures elsewhere. As an added resource for listeners, I wanted to share 7 keys to persisting on your career path.

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There is a Polish proverb, “He who is without work in summer is without boots in winter.” It’s a humorous but true fact that if you are chasing your dream career but neglect the task of holding down a job that provides income in the interim, you may be constantly pressed for the cash you […]

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Everyday individuals are exiting and entering new work environments due to a changing job market. An important question to ponder is, “How do I build trust at my new job?” Or maybe you have a New Year’s Resolution to wipe the slate clean and put your best foot forward among colleagues in 2010. Some of […]

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The answer may seem obvious at first. It’s a matter of principle. It’s a matter of integrity. On and on the platitudes could continue.  But the truth is … it’s a matter of perception management.

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