Kunal Mehta

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Seven Ways To Perfect Your Resume

The toughest thing about putting together a résumé? Figuring out what’s special about yourself. In other words, defining your personal brand.<p>I’m a journalist with 30 years of experience, but how do my skills differ from countless other 50-something media folk toiling in the editorial trenches?<p>It …

This Is An Ideal Resume For A Mid-Level Employee

Having a ton of experience under your belt doesn't necessarily mean you have an "impressive" resume.<p>"You can have all the experience in the world — but if your resume doesn't stand out, if you don't present that information in a well-organized manner, or if it doesn't tell your story, nobody will …

Is Your Marketing Life Cycle Flatlined?

As a business leader, you’re familiar with the product life cycle: introduction, growth, maturity, and decline.<p>Now, consider this: does the accompanying marketing life cycle get as much attention, or do you treat it as if it’s on autopilot?<p>At every stage of the product life cycle, there are …

Are You Ready To Manage? 8 Questions To Ask Yourself

As you envision the future of your career, you probably see yourself rising to the top of your team. You’ll be so great at your job that, eventually, you’ll be offered a bump in salary, a big office, and a shiny new title that commands respect: Manager.<p>But moving into leadership isn’t solely about …

10 Signs Your Employees Are Growing Complacent In Their Careers

The workplace is in transition, and so are many people with their careers. More than ever, people are feeling a sense of disengagement at work as they grow frustrated with the uncertainty and lack of long-term stability that surrounds them. Today’s workplace environment is growing worrisome for …

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 …

Why Your Presentations Are Ineffective

I am always amazed when I get off stage after a speech and people make one specific comment to me. They say, “You are just naturally a good speaker”. I always smile and reply that there isn’t anything natural about it. I have trained professionally for over a decade to improve this skill.<p>On stage, …

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

Want to Perform Better? Get Uncomfortable | Inc.com

Do one thing every day that scares you; that was Eleanor Roosevelt's advice. The idea being that the more you venture outside your comfort zone, the more you will learn and grow from the unexpected.<p>In a recent post, blogger and career coach Penelope Trunk outlines the merits of putting yourself in …

Why Success Can Ruin Your Team: The Case Of Guns N' Roses

Starting a new collaboration can be exciting. You look forward to getting to know the new person and explore the possibility of doing great work together. But there are many risks to navigate. Will the two of you get along? Are you bringing complementary skills to the table? Do you see eye-to-eye …

Times Have Changed. Your Resume Needs To Change, Too.

The professional resume is said to go back to five centuries ago, as yet another innovation by Leonardo da Vinci.<p>During our own lifetimes, it’s been a staple of the Age of Bureaucracy, designed to be a bland and standardized recitation of skills and work experiences. Unwritten rules have governed …

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Spend Too Much Time Planning: A Case Study

We said last time a successful entrepreneur is the person who makes an idea happen, even if there are a lot of unexpected problems, and even if it’s not a very good idea in the first place.<p>And then we added that they don’t do it with one roll of the dice. The most successful entrepreneurs we know …

Boost Your Confidence in 3 Steps | Inc.com

Ah, confidence: That elusive yet essential quality that we all need to help fuel action and excellence in running a business. Confidence is tricky because it’s not entirely in your control. You can feel it one day, and then, just when you need it most, find that it’s left the premises.<p>That’s …

Self-improvement

Perfectionism Is The Enemy Of Everything

During a session with my former partners, our coach posited a theory: that we were all perfectionists and that was a big part of our problem. I thought he was crazy—about the problem part, not the perfectionism—and I protested mightily.<p>Two years later, I can see that he was right.<p>I’ve thought a lot …