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How to Overcome a Weakness & Gain Confidence in Your Skills

There I was, on an early Saturday morning, in front of a group of haggard, hung over, middle-aged men, presenting my company’s new products to a key …

How to Make Things Happen

You have the meetings, but nothing is actually getting done. Sound familiar? Here's how to break the cycle and get back on track.<p>Here's a common scenario: a powerful, driven, clever management team drives their new business through stages a I like to call "Early Struggle" into "Fun" with laser-like …

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Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …

Social Media Can Cost You a Job: 6 Solutions

Mind your Ps and Qs.<p>Your social media footprint can dropkick you out of the running for a job.<p>That’s the message of a CareerBuilder survey that landed in the news this week.<p>Uh oh. Red-flag time. We’re used to cautioning our college age kids, nephews and nieces to clean sweep their Facebook and …

At Work: 3 ways to look smart in job interview

I've needed glasses to see past my nose since I was age 7.<p>Near-sighted people like me wear glasses to walk straight, drive safely, read, watch TV, see who's at the front door and sit on a beach and watch the ocean. So when someone tells me they're wearing frames with non-prescription lenses just …

Define Your Personal Core Values: 5 Steps

If your company has core values, shouldn't you? Establishing your own personal guidelines can remove risk and accelerate success.<p>Most concede the power of core values in business. Jim Collins made a great case in <i>Built to Last</i>. But it's difficult to accurately create or accept core values for your …

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10 Interview Questions You Should Never Ask (and 5 You Always Should)

<i>This article is from our friends at LearnVest, a leading site for women and their money.</i><p>“So, do you have any questions for <i>me</i>?”<p>This common refrain …

The "It" Factor: How to Have Executive Presence in a Meeting

Think back to a recent meeting, when someone there just seemed to attract and engage everyone around the table. Someone like Facebook’s Sheryl …

What Recruiters Want to See on Your LinkedIn Profile

I recently suggested to a client that if you’re a professional and you’re not on LinkedIn, you very nearly don’t exist.<p>Don’t shoot the messenger. …