How Comparisons Can Hurt (& Help) Your Career

How do you feel when there is something you really want (a promotion, employment at a particular company) and you see someone else get it? 1. Envy. “I want that dream! Why can’t I have it?” 2. Defeated. “Why bother? They’re probably just luckier than me.” 3. Bitter. “You know, they just get all the […]

Successful People Are Just Lucky? I Don’t Buy It.

I read something that made me roll my eyes. It was the commencement speech of an author to the graduating class of an Ivy League school. What caused my reaction was this: the speaker simply told them that any success they had was largely due to luck. Seriously? His big advice wasn’t really advice at […]

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