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Stop Worrying About Your Job, And Focus On Your Career

For years and years we’ve been telling entrepreneurs, “Make sure to spend time planning your business, not just filling orders and sending out invoices.” The mantra for entrepreneurs has always been “Spend as much time working <b>on</b> your business as working <b>in</b> it.”<p>For an entrepreneur, that means carving …

Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager

Could you be a successful manager?<p>This infographic by Pepperdine University shows what elements make up the perfect manager.<p>Takeaways:<p>Managers need a …

8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work

Wondering if the job you have now is “the one”–or just another stop on the way to something more fulfilling? Check out this list to know whether it’s time to settle in or keep moving.<p>This month marks the nine-month anniversary of the most natural and obvious, most joyful and energizing decision of …

A Summer Reading List for Marketers

Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university.<p>It’s true. I entered university with the best of intentions. At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful. As I ventured down the road of burnout by trying to be both a publisher and a full time …

How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe)

We need a new generation of leaders. And we need it now.<p>We’re in the midst of a Great Dereliction — a historic failure of leadership, precisely when we need it most. Hence it’s difficult, looking around, to even remember what leadership is. We’re surrounded by people who are expert at winning — …

Aisha Tyler On 'Self-Inflicted Wounds,' Career, And The Power Of Mistakes

When you look at Aisha Tyler, the word “failure” probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your head.<p>She’s a successful actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She runs a business and hosts a cool podcast. She’s a co-host of the Emmy winning show <i>The Talk</i>. She’s the voice of sexy, sassy …

The Wrong Way To Look At Your Career

<b>Part of the series Breaking Through Career Inertia</b><p>Last week, in a teleclass I gave to 450+ women who want breakthrough to a bold plan for more happiness, success and reward, a great question came up: “Kathy, exactly how do we break through our career inertia?<p>My answer was simple – 100% commitment. …

7 Ways Your LinkedIn Profile And Resume Should Differ

Sounds pretty much like a résumé, right?<p>Not so much.<p>LinkedIn is evolving and if you are a savvy job hunter, you will seize the opportunity to utilize its new features to your advantage.<p>When looking for a new job, you might be tempted to choose the "easy" way of simply cutting one section of a …

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5 Awesome Resources For Learning Today's Most Marketable Skills

<i>"I'm excited by the possibilities." - Bill Gates</i><p>One characteristic connecting many of history's greatest minds is a fanatical desire for continuous learning. Bill Gates is notorious for reading Time Magazine cover-to-cover so he can go on to his next activity having learned something new (even if …

9 Reassuring Qualities Of The Truly Confident

10 Things To Do While You're Unemployed

If you’re unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé—you needn’t panic. A survey released by the careers website CareerBuilder.com last year revealed that the vast majority of …

Discover Your Personal Narrative

I recently had coffee with a senior partner at a large consulting firm. He’d just had a “milestone birthday” and now hoped to shift into roles that felt more meaningful to him — speaking, writing, teaching, and becoming a thought leader. He had great contacts; newspaper columns and teaching …

How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously | Inc.com

Getting what you want in your career and in life isn't as difficult as it may seem. I mean it.<p>I've been very fortunate, both professionally and personally, and along the way learned seven key ways to help make it happen. In essence, I work to put others first, and to be more likeable, to end up …

Building a Career in CSR: Strengthening Your Career With Purpose

<b>By James Temple</b><p>Lately I’ve been hearing from a lot of people who are interested in building a career in the corporate responsibility field: as many …

My Best Mistake: Nearly Getting Fired

Most CEOs get to this job without once having been fired. They are so good at work, or maybe just impressing those who judge their work, that they …

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