Bullying that Can Kill Your Career

Bullying that Can Kill Your Career

In my last blog post, I talked about workplace bullying, which is experienced by 35% of American workers. What if I told you there was another kind of bullying that folks face, one that is more pervasive? Sadly, virtually everyone is a target of this bullying. What’s worse, everyone is also a perpetrator of this […]

Five Reasons Scars Are Better than Perfection

Scar running across a woman's abdomen

One day my four-year-old son was sitting on my lap, intently studying my face. Finally, he asked, “What’s that?” “What’s what, honey?” “That,” he said, pointing to the faint white line snaking just above my left eyebrow. “Ah, yes. That is a scar I got when I was about your age,” I explained, telling him […]

Imprisoned by the Comfort Zone

Close-up of cage wire with out-of-focus image on other side

On Pinterest, I pinned this great quote by Anais Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom.” My friend and fellow career pro Shahrzad Arasteh commented on the imagery conveyed by this quotation. Of course, it is quite a beautiful […]

5 Pointers to Avoid a “Groundhog Day” Career

Today, February 2, is Groundhog Day. The legend says that if a groundhog pops out of his hole and sees his shadow on this day, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he doesn’t, spring is around the corner. Folks here in the Midwest wait to see what Jimmy the Groundhog will predict. […]

5 Steps for Readjusting Goals to Fit Reality

Wall with the word "GOALS" on it

The holidays are nearly over, and we are facing the end of 2011. Are you where you want to be professionally? That question may be a source of shame and frustration for some. You may have set goals, and subsequently, resolutions at the beginning of the year to achieve said goals. But things got in […]

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