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Five Ways Blockchain Will Impact Your Life In The Next 5 Years career development career strategy life Jun 04, 2018

There is a lot of hype about blockchain technologies and their potential to transform business. From cryptocurrencies to supply chain management to cyber security talk of blockchain seems to be everywhere. But how will block chain impact you personally, either at work or home?  Should you be...

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Will Artificial Intelligence Really Take My Job? career strategy job loss Aug 03, 2017

Artificial Intelligence, or AI,  is hot topic these days. Along with robotics and automation, depending on who you listen to AI is either the most wonderful or most disastrous development in human history. Will AI take your job away? Will it free you from boring or dangerous tasks so you can...

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Leadership Development: Be A Great Follower As Well As Leader career strategy leadership development Jul 25, 2011

Have you ever seen Canada Geese fly information? If you have, did you ever notice anything special about the goose leading at the front of the formation, the tip of the V?

Ok, that's a trick question because the goose at the front of the formation is frequently changing. In fact the position...

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Success Is A Journey, Not A Destination: How To Advance Your Career career development career strategy goal achievement life success Jun 22, 2011

"Success isn't really a destination, because you'll never get there. Talk to anyone with millions or billions, they're always thinking of the next thing. Success is a direction, and that direction is forward." - Tim Sanders, former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!

I love this quote...

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Thoughts on 8 Secrets of Success by Richard St. John career strategy goal achievement vision statement Jun 08, 2011

Today's article is based on a presentation the Bob Burg posted on his Facebook page a little while back. In this 3 minute TED Talk, Richard St. John tells us about the results of his research to a simple question a high school student asked him during a plane...

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Career Development: Is Your Career Path Really A Strategic Game? career strategy May 11, 2011

With the job market heating up I've recently had a number of people talk with me about how their approaches to finding a new job or getting promoted. During these conversations I often hear about some elaborate plans- how to portray yourself to one person, what information to withhold from...

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Friday's Rocket Fuel: Write Your Ideal Job Description! career strategy friday rocket fuel jobs May 06, 2011

One way to differentiate yourself as well as propel yourself to success is to write a job description for your ideal job. Go ahead and write out all of the qualities of your ideal job. Make your job description as real as possible, including:

  • Job Title
  • Responsibilities
  • Corporate Culture
  • Salary...
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Career Growth and Job Satisfaction Requires You to Stretch career career strategy employee engagement success May 02, 2011

I was recently talking with a group of professionals about career growth and a common theme emerged from what many in the group were doing to advance their career - getting better and better at doing the same thing. Some were taking classes, seeking advanced degrees, certifications, or even just...

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Align Your Purpose and Personal Values For Career Prosperity career strategy inspiration job satisfaction life personal values purpose Apr 25, 2011

The Fisherman's Tale is one of my favorite stories about career development and the need to have a strategic plan for your career. Whether you are familiar with the tale or not, take a couple of minutes to watch this adaptation of the tale developed by Dr. Mark Albion (Read...

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Uncover Your Full Value Proposition: More Treasure Than You Know career strategy personal branding Mar 09, 2011

A recurring theme I see when working with clients, reviewing resumes and interviewing job candidates is that most have an incomplete awareness of the value they have to offer an employer or a client. Usually people focus on their technical skills, meaning task they do – calculate a...

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President's Day: Lessons In Leadership and Personal Branding career strategy leadership development personal branding personal development personal values purpose vision statement Feb 21, 2011

In the U.S. today is President's Day, a day to remember and celebrate the President's of the United States, past and present. In honor of this holiday I want to look at what lessons we can learn and apply to our lives and careers.

With the possible exception of George Washington,...

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The Second Step In Building Your Career: Where Is Your Career Going? career development career strategy vision statement Dec 15, 2010

Now that you taken the first step in building your career by thoroughly defining where your career is today it is time to define where you want your career to be and in what time frame. Perhaps you want to be a partner at Goldman Sachs, a Big 4 audit or consulting firm or own your own...

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