Did you ever do something stupid and come to regret it? Acting, without thinking, can destroy your career. In fact, there are countless examples of people who threw away promising careers due to reckless behavior. Will you be added to the list? Consider this a fair warning. Here are 15 simple ways to destroy your… [Read More]
Do You View Work As More Than a Paycheck?
We spend approximately 30 percent of our life working. The question is, why? Do you view work as more than a paycheck? Some folks view work as nothing more than a means to a paycheck — to make a quick buck. Others view work as a livelihood; they need it to support themselves, and in some… [Read More]
Looking for Job Security?
People want different things from their job. While some people follow their passion, others simply want to earn a decent living — to keep a roof over their head and food on the table. Some folks measure their self-worth by their title and the amount of money they make, while others simply want job security…. [Read More]
May the Best Person Win
What do you look for in a job candidate? I’ve hired a lot of people in my career. There are three qualities that I look for: relevant qualifications, strength of moral character, and someone who has a proven track record. In fact, I can narrow down the factors to two because if an applicant has… [Read More]
Do You Have a Strong Work Ethic?
Do you know folks who work long hours, but get little done? They spend more time complaining about their workload than actually doing their job. And when they’re not whining or complaining about their organization, they’re gossiping or criticizing what other people do (ugh). I’m sure you know these folks, and I do too. They… [Read More]
Listen to Your Conscience. That’s Why You Have One
It gives me great pleasure to introduce my new book — Listen to Your Conscience: That’s Why You Have One. It’s the product of a great deal of care and reflection and has been a year and a half in the making. Listen to Your Conscience. That’s Why You Have One. Some people spend their whole life… [Read More]
How Well Do You Really Know Yourself?
As children, we love to play make-believe. We pretend to be a fireman, a doctor, or a ballerina. We fantasize about becoming a movie star, a star football player, and of course, a superhero. We love playing grown-up and imagining what we’ll be when we do grow up. (Are you seeing yourself in this picture?)… [Read More]
Your Job Doesn’t Define You
One of my favorite interview questions is “Tell me about yourself.” Some people jump right to their amazing career accomplishments, while others tell me about their passions, their purpose, or their family. The truth is, I’m not looking for a specific answer; I’m interested in knowing their priorities. What defines you as a person? Some… [Read More]