Everyone Needs to Manage Their Careers? Yes, EVERYONE!

In preparing for an upcoming presentation on career management, I posted the following on my Facebook page: “Think that career management isn’t necessary for you? Let me ask — are you currently working or in transition? If you fit in either category, then you have a career to manage.” This led to an interesting conversation […]

What Zig Ziglar Has Taught Us About Career Management

I was saddened to hear of the passing of motivational speaker Zig Ziglar yesterday. Here are just a few of his quotes that get you thinking about how you approach the management of your career: About attitude “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” This is common sense that a […]

Seeing the Options

My ever-growing five-year-old went to her room to change into play clothes. After a short amount of time, I heard some fussing. “What’s the matter?” I called up. Her annoyed response came back, “I can’t button my pants!” “Can I help you with that?” There was no reply to my offer, but then I heard […]

“I’m Lucky to Have a Job.” Really?

Jake LaCaze made an interesting comment on yesterday’s post. In part, he said: If you truly do dislike your job, be honest. Do not let yourself get content. Do not say things like: “I’m lucky just to have a job, especially in this economy.” That’s how you get stuck in a job you hate. He […]

Using Vision and Action for Success

Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare. – Japanese Proverb Do you get a great ideas and then plan and plan, and plan some more? After all, you want to get the details just right before you execute the ideas. Or are you more like the converse and jump headlong into something […]

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