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Establish Credibility in a New Job

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …

The Real 800-Pound Gorilla of Presenteeism

Most speakers dread the time slot right after lunch, with good reason. The nodding heads and half-mast eyelids are usually blamed on the energy-sapping process of digestion combined with a satisfied state of relaxation. However, published data indicate that 25% of the audience is losing the battle …

After Graduating, Keep Community First

Community is the heart of university. Students mix with other similarly aged people in an environment ripe with social activity, friendship, ideation, and discussion. It’s the most powerful element of college or graduate school — and also the most jarring to leave behind.<p>Social isolation often …

Hiring an Intern? What to Do Before the Summer Starts

Recently, the marketing director for a tech start-up told me that her CEO was furiously drafting job descriptions for a half-dozen summer interns. She was planning to bring a small army of youngsters on board to help push her business into overdrive this summer. As the director of marketing looked …