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Career Lapses: Raw Talent, You, and Reality

A young graduate told me she was feeling like a failure in her first job after college. Her job lacked formal training, leadership, and guidance. Although she was trying to work through it by asking various people for help and working overtime, she f...

Career Lapses: Raw Talent, You, and Reality

A young graduate told me she was feeling like a failure in her first job after college. Her job lacked formal training, leadership, and guidance. Although she was trying to work through it by asking various people for help and working overtime, she f...

Career Directions: Anywhere But Here

A friend of a friend was telling me about hating her job —how everything and everyone related to it emotionally drained her. She was bored, unchallenged, and a few other adjectives that meant she was leaving, resigning and didn’t want to work the...

Career Directions: Anywhere But Here

A friend of a friend was telling me about hating her job —how everything and everyone related to it emotionally drained her. She was bored, unchallenged, and a few other adjectives that meant she was leaving, resigning and didn’t want to work the...

Ageism…Between Truth and Consequences

I spoke to a woman in her late 50’s who was humorously telling me about ending her 30-year marriage. Her husband had an affair and, after she confronted him, he asked her was she happily married prior to the discovery? She said, “Pretty much,”...

Ageism…Between Truth and Consequences

I spoke to a woman in her late 50’s who was humorously telling me about ending her 30-year marriage. Her husband had an affair and, after she confronted him, he asked her was she happily married prior to the discovery? She said, “Pretty much,”...

The Angst of Transition: From Your Parent’s Home to Your Own

When I converse with young college alums, we often discuss the life between their parent’s home and their own. Whether the transition is from their parent’s home or from college to the workplace, our talks about handling the angst in transitionin...

The Angst of Transition: From Your Parent’s Home to Your Own

When I converse with young college alums, we often discuss the life between their parent’s home and their own. Whether the transition is from their parent’s home or from college to the workplace, our talks about handling the angst in transitionin...

Outgrowing Your Distractions: Knowing When To Let Them Go!

A while ago, I met a childhood friend and after a few minutes of conversation, I realized…she needed to stay in my childhood. She was gossiping about people I didn’t remember and I felt like I was stuck in a high school, “mean girl” moment. W...

Outgrowing Your Distractions: Knowing When To Let Them Go!

A while ago, I met a childhood friend and after a few minutes of conversation, I realized…she needed to stay in my childhood. She was gossiping about people I didn’t remember and I felt like I was stuck in a high school, “mean girl” moment. W...

The New Year Plan: Are you READY?

The New Year means different things to different people. For some, it inspires change for the better, for others it’s just another year, and the rest of us fall somewhere in between. For the inspired, great successes will ensue. For the pseudo-insp...

The New Year Plan: Are you READY?

The New Year means different things to different people. For some, it inspires change for the better, for others it’s just another year, and the rest of us fall somewhere in between. For the inspired, great successes will ensue. For the pseudo-insp...

Career Messaging: Are you missing them?

I was volunteering in a job mentoring program and reviewing a participant’s job history which included several short-term jobs. When I asked him why he left each position he replied “It was the people.” After hearing him repeat this four consec...

Career Messaging: Are you missing them?

I was volunteering in a job mentoring program and reviewing a participant’s job history which included several short-term jobs. When I asked him why he left each position he replied “It was the people.” After hearing him repeat this four consec...

Leadership: Is there an app for that?

When I accepted my first management position, my new boss told me his secret to managing people was to treat them like whiny children. I asked him if managing people was his thing, and he bluntly said, “No, because I hate dealing with people and th...

Leadership: Is there an app for that?

When I accepted my first management position, my new boss told me his secret to managing people was to treat them like whiny children. I asked him if managing people was his thing, and he bluntly said, “No, because I hate dealing with people and th...

The Unemployed You: Battling Through the Waiting Game (Part Two)

A couple months after being downsized, current and former employees were still angry, complaining and blaming. I still didn’t engage in it because bitterness needs an expiration date, plus it dominates your life whether you realize it or not. It is...

The Unemployed You: Battling Through the Waiting Game (Part Two)

A couple months after being downsized, current and former employees were still angry, complaining and blaming. I still didn’t engage in it because bitterness needs an expiration date, plus it dominates your life whether you realize it or not. It is...

The Unemployed You: Battling Through the Waiting Game (Part Two)

A couple months after being downsized, current and former employees were still angry, complaining and blaming. I still didn’t engage in it because bitterness needs an expiration date, plus it dominates your life whether you realize it or not. It is...

The Unemployed You: Battling Through the Waiting Game (Part Two)

A couple months after being downsized, current and former employees were still angry, complaining and blaming. I still didn’t engage in it because bitterness needs an expiration date, plus it dominates your life whether you realize it or not. It is...


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