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6 Cold, Hard Facts About Your “Awful” Boss (or maybe it’s you?)

– Why 46% of people quit their jobs? – Bad boss or dull employee? – How to have a good boss Have you ever had a good boss?  When I ask this to a group, I’m lucky to get 10% of hands raised.  When I ask, have you ever had abad boss, the response is +80%. … Continue reading

Business Casual or Business Casualty? Take the Test!

Answer 7 easy questions to learn your business dress IQ. Continue reading

Are You a 2×4 Employee?

– 5 Signs of Your Obtuseness (and 3 solutions) – Thick planks facilitate comprehension! – Plow horse or race horse?   I confess.  I was a 2 x 4 employee, ie, the employee that you had to whack upside the head with a 2×4 in order to make them understand. True story:  After an unsuccessful … Continue reading

Tis’ the Season To Be Fired / Hired

– 6 Ways the Job Market Really Works – 50 words / 20 seconds – 4 hours x 5 days x 4 weeks = job offer It’s only Wednesday and I’ve already had 5 strangers call me for career advice because they were fired, retrenched, downsized, let go or made redundant.  Unemployed, by any word. … Continue reading

12 Ways to Manage the Modern Brand

12 Tips to Managing a Modern Brand from my recent interview with two brand experts, Dominic Walsh of Landor Associates and Michael Pooley of PPR. “Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind,” —Walter Landor Walter Landor (1913-1995) invented branding. His company has been reinventing it ever since. His knack … Continue reading

What the Trans-Pacific Partnership is Really About

It’s more than dollars and cents Has the US lost it’s ‘juice’? The Rules of the Economic Road What’s In It for Australia? No, It’s Not About China Free Trade Agreements, Like Zombies, Never Die Précis of the interview with Dr. Bates Gill, head of the U.S. Studies Centre in Sydney. [Recorded for the business … Continue reading

Career Advice from Marcus Aurelius, CEO

8 Tips from the Emperor How to Become a God in 10 Days Why Praise Doesn’t Matter Marcus Aurelius ran the biggest multi-national of its day, Rome Inc. He headed the army, the superpower of its time. He was “hands on”, leading from the front, literally sitting around the camp fire with his troops on … Continue reading

Touch That Snake! –for a better career, life, whatever!

How Mastering Fear Advances Your Career Why Grabbing Snakes Does You Good All Hail Fear! Fear is the underlying drive to everything that you do in life. It’s your emotional brake and accelerator. It stops you (mostly) from doing stupid, dangerous things and it’s why you’re on top of the food chain.  Fear keeps you … Continue reading

Make Yourself Uncomfortable!

I learned an invaluable life lesson from a speed reading course. The average reading speed of people is about 250 wpm with 60% comprehension. So in order to improve myself, I’ve taken 3 speed reading courses. At my best (a long time ago), I could read at 2000 wpm with 90% comprehension.  (A very long … Continue reading

Got A Degree, Now Want a Job Too !?!

You snagged your sheepskin; dibbed your diploma, posed for pictures, justified the financial investment of your parents and now you want a job too? Ok. Life rewards actions, so take these actions and be among the top 4% of job seekers.   Discover what you want to do. No consultant, prospective employer, recruiting firm or … Continue reading

Everything You Want to Know About Psychometrics (But Were Afraid To Ask!)

It was 444 BC when Empodocles noticed that people seemed to act in 4 distinctly different ways.  Ever since, we’ve been trying to figure out – and predict– how people behave. For 26 years I’ve used psychometrics to predict performance.  So whether you’re a candidate taking one or an HR professional administering one, here’s everything you … Continue reading