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What Does a Career Look like in Today’s World?

You remember the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the vain emperor who is duped into wearing “specially woven” clothes that are actually nonexistent? While he parades around, his subjects remain silent, not daring to address the situation for fear of seeming stupid or less sophisticated than others — until a child says what’s on everyone…

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Career Success 2.0: An Evolving Definition

Many workers are beginning to recognize the need to redefine career success in new ways. With fewer promises of progression by way of promotion and with today’s fluid, highly responsive organizational structures, we can no longer evaluate career success against the broadly accepted criteria from the past: movement ever forward toward that higher position. So,…

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How to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day this Year

March 5 is National Employee Appreciation Day – a time to celebrate your most precious resource, the people who toil day after day to build products, sell and deliver services, help customers, solve problems, and drive business results. While cards, flowers, muffins or Starbuck gift cards on Friday are a lovely gesture, what employees want…

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Developing Leaders: Turning Life into Learning

According to Deloitte, organizations and individuals globally spend more than $50B annually on leadership development. Last year, these dollars were spent on a wide variety of activities designed to build leadership competencies and skills. These activities range from external educational programs and partnerships to internally developed face-to-face webinars, and e-learning. They include everything from development…

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One Pandemic Upside: Humanity on Display

What a difference a few years (and a pandemic) can make. Remember the 2017 CNN World news clip of a live interview during which two children came into the room (and camera angle) while their father was speaking? They were waved away and ignored until a caregiver dove frantically through the door to remove them…

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Thinking About Your Future is Not Selfish

I’m delighted to host this guest post from my friends, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel as they launch their newest book, The Long Distance Teammate. This topic could not be more timely and it’s addressed skillfully by two experts in the field. Enjoy their post. Consider purchasing their book. Wishing you all the best in…

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