Career


Use these ‘power sentences’ to advance in your career



Use these ‘power sentences’ to advance in your career

From: Bizjournals After years of listening, responding and experimenting with ways to get a point across, I’ve put together powerful sentences that you can make your own — and be sure that others will respond in a positive way. A single word can change your mood for better or worse. A single sentence will give […]

Good news for new grads: They’re getting paid more



Good news for new grads: They’re getting paid more

From: Bizjournals Don’t worry, parents. Maybe your kids’ degrees in Philosophy and Gender Studies will pay off. Average salaries for graduates with bachelor’s degrees are up 3.8 percent for the Class of 2016, with surprising gains for liberal arts and humanities majors. According to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers […]

7 rules road warriors should never break



7 rules road warriors should never break

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston The guy who used to drive me to the airport from my distant riverfront aerie had an unbreakable routine. The moment I was settled into the back seat and before he started the engine, he’d look into the rear-view mirror and chirp: “Got your passport? Got your tickets? Turn off the coffeemaker?” And I […]

How public speaking can lead to career success



How public speaking can lead to career success

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Many business people fail to find effective marketing methods that can increase their income by bringing in new customers. One solution is to add public speaking to your marketing plan. There are many speaking opportunities that business people can use to attract more business. Thousands of groups need of a guest speaker at their […]

How to eliminate the biggest time waster



How to eliminate the biggest time waster

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ I recently sat down with the managing director of a private equity firm who I will call Paul. He preferred to remain unnamed after reading this interview and agreeing to my using it, but not wanting to have others know about his more personal side. MG: So, Paul, what constitutes success for your company? […]

How to tell if you’re a born entrepreneur



How to tell if you’re a born entrepreneur

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ One of the axioms of the entrepreneurial community is that the working world consists of two basic types of people: born entrepreneurs and born employees. I don’t think it’s necessarily that simple, but it’s true that the vast majority of people go to work for a fairly set number number of hours each week […]

​Drop your excuses and tell me what you did



​Drop your excuses and tell me what you did

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ I remember years ago when I was in my master of business administration (MBA) program taking a particularly difficult class in quantitative analysis. We had a rather arduous test one time, and I remember the painful feeling I had when I saw that I got a B- when I was hoping to get an […]

If you can’t save money for yourself, how would you have enough for a business?



If you can’t save money for yourself, how would you have enough for a business?

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ You just got stuck with an unexpected bill for $1,000. Could you handle it? A new survey from GoBankingRates.com suggests more than two-thirds of Americans would be in trouble since they have less than $1,000 in a savings account. That result dovetails with studies showing that entrepreneurship has declined among young adults in recent […]

​Why professional development matters to the success of a company



​Why professional development matters to the success of a company

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ When it comes to continuing education, many executives may be reluctant to invest in conferences and seminars for their employees. This is especially true in industries where continuing education isn’t a requirement. Just because an employee has graduated from college or gotten their master’s degree doesn’t mean that they should stop learning. In fact, […]

‘Aha!’ moments for small-business hiring



‘Aha!’ moments for small-business hiring

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ As an entrepreneur and independent businessperson, you have the coveted position of being the one in charge of — everything. To help you succeed in business, I’m sharing my perspectives and truisms on what helped me start and manage three successful start-up businesses. These axioms will be your coach and confidant as you reflect […]