Debra Smith-Owens

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This 4-minute meditation is the secret to a better morning

Can't focus in the mornings? Maybe meditation can help.<p>Meditation guide Rebekah Borucki is determined to prove that we all have time to meditate, even if only for a few minutes. Her upcoming book, "You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life," out in February, focuses on just that: four-minute …

77 Motivational Quotes That Will Give You Courage

It takes courage to live your life the way you want, especially when you're changing the world.<p>Every entrepreneur needs courage. It takes courage to quit your day job. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to remain flexible. It takes courage to pivot. It's fair to say that without …

Five Things Every Six-Figure Job-Seeker Needs To Know

Dear Liz,<p>I worked in one company for 17 years and then I held my next job for eight years. I did well in both firms and left my last job at a VP level with a $218,000 compensation package.<p>Now that I’m job-hunting again, I’m having a frustrating time.<p>I have huge experience by now so I don’t think …

5 Habits That'll Kickstart Your Dreams

So many people have that passion project they’ve always dreamed of, and so many haven’t taken the plunge. There’s always a reasonable explanation. Maybe it’s not fully formed yet. Maybe you don’t have the right team yet. Maybe you’ll need extra cash to pull it off. Either way, there’s always a …

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader: How to Change the Course of Your Career

Turning into a leader doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and strategy to develop leadership skills and put them into practice.<p>Want to be a leader? You'll have to walk the walk before you talk the talk.<p>That's the claim of Herminia Ibarra, a professor of leadership at the INSEAD School of …

7 Questions That Will Knock the Socks Off Your Interviewer

"Do you have any questions for me?" is the inevitable question you'll hear at the end of any interview. You should always ask the interviewer questions at that point to show that you are truly interested in the job. Asking the right questions can impress the interviewer — it can make you look …

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

Employment

16 things you should do right before a job interview

"Those 15 minutes are your opportunity to get yourself into the right frame of mind, and set your energy and focus on who you'll be meeting with, what you want them to remember about you, and what you want to ask them," says Deborah Shane, a professional branding strategist and author of "Career …

7 Habits You Should Add to Your Morning Routine

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least, that’s what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that “morning people …

Science Says These 3 Mindsets Can Bring You Massive Success

Does it feel like, no matter how hard you work or how much you accomplish, you never feel truly satisfied? You can fix that.<p>Sometimes, does it feel like, no matter how hard you work or how much you accomplish, you never feel truly satisfied? Do you feel like you experience mental blocks that …

This Beautiful Read On Success Will Inspire You To Be Your Own Hero

Many a time in life, we face situations where our physical as well as mental drives are down in the dumps. Absolute zero. Motivation is at an …

TRUST YOURSELF: A practical guide to achieve any goal and live beyond fear

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you …

What Can Coaches Do for You?

In the seventeenth century, the French statesman Cardinal Richelieu relied heavily on the advice of Father François Leclerc du Tremblay, known as France’s <i>éminence grise</i> for his gray monk’s habit. Like the famous cardinal, today’s business leaders have their gray eminences. But these advisers aren’t …

The One Question Missing From Job Interviews

It's often said that employees don't leave bad companies, they leave bad managers.<p>And on the flip side, the teams that accomplish the most are those led by managers who know how to best support and develop their direct reports.<p>Yet it's striking that in job interviews the topic of managing people is …

You Need Self Awareness For These 3 Important Reasons

Ever heard the saying – What you don’t know won’t hurt you? Well, that’s both false and misleading. In reality, what you don’t know <i>will</i> hurt you. …

How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Achieve Your Ambitions

August 16, 2017<p>Stay positive. Don’t let rejection get you down. Trust your instinct. Take risks.<p>You’ve seen the wall posters, you’ve heard it all …

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How to Kick Your Self-Doubt For Good

<i>Emma Chow, co-host of The Edge 96.ONE's Breakfast Show Mike E & Emma, talks about shaking off self-doubt and following your dreams.</i><p>I've been having a …

Self-confidence

Instead of Wallowing in Self-Doubt, Do These 3 Things

Right now, Chase for Business and I are on a 20-city tour across the U.S. talking to small-business owners about disruption. During my talk, I ask …

How to prepare for the most difficult interview questions in 3 simple steps

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Bernard Marr published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Interviews can be so different from one company — or even one interviewer — to the next. Some will be extremely formal while others will feel more like a comfortable two-way conversation. Some will be a single interviewer …

Employment

An Apple exec interviews job candidates based on 3 basic personality questions

That places a lot of pressure on her interviewing technique. If she asks the wrong questions, she might end up with employees who don't fit well within an organization that prides itself on operating like a well-oiled machine.<p>In a new LinkedIn posting, Ahrendts walks the reader through a typical …

Employment

The 5 Questions You Need to Answer To Crush Any Job Interview

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is sitting on top of a multi-billion dollar cloud storage and file-sharing company with a stable of investors that even …

Employment

Seven Signs You're Not Getting The Job

One of the biggest pitfalls for a job seeker is the natural tendency to slow down your job-search efforts when a particular job opportunity starts to look promising. Almost every job seeker falls victim to this mistake at least once.<p>The minute it starts looking like you’re likely to get a job …

Career Development

Five Signs You're Ready For A Management Role -- And Five Signs You Aren't

Dear Liz,<p>I have an internal debate going on in my head and you are just the person to help me sort it out.<p>I’ve been working for seven years, the first two as a National Accounts Rep and the past five years as a Senior Service Analyst. As an Analyst I work with a small number of accounts and I split …

Employment

Three Strategies for a Brilliant Job Interview

So you’ve found a pretty good possibility for a job and you’re excited because not only do you tick all the boxes for the skill-set the organization …

10 Ways to Rock Your Next Interview

Interviewing can be a hard thing to master, but it doesn't mean you can't get better at it over time.<p>Check out my top 10 interview tips based on my own experiences interviewing others for research and career/educational opportunities, being interviewed for jobs and internships, interning with CBS …

Employment

Job Interview Preparation Strategies: What To Do And What To Skip

Congratulations, you have landed an interview with one of your dream employers! You have a few days to prepare, so how should you best spend this time? Review the company. Review the job description. Review your key selling points. Now you have a good foundation of information on which to build …

Employment

Science says your success in a job interview is determined in the first few minutes

Research analyzed by Monica Harris and Christopher Garris in "First Impressions" suggests that the opening minutes of an interview can make or break your chances at landing the job.<p>"A famous set of studies established that the success of an employment interview hinges on what transpires in the …