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Last week, I attended a going away party. In the midst of the fun and the enjoyment, a long-held thought crept into my mind again. It was hard to dismiss it. My gear is stuck in neutral. I’m at the proverbial crossroads of what the rest of my life will end up being. Everyone around … More Crossroads
I’m confused. No, seriously, I am confused. For a long time, I felt I needed a “mentor” to help develop and guide me through my professional profile and create opportunities with respects to a career. Not too long ago, someone mentioned that a “coach” is better than a mentor because that person will coach you … More Interchangable Titles
The fabulous Becky Mollenkamp posed a question this morning on Twitter. “Wow, I must be really good. People I don’t know are endorsing me on LinkedIn. (Seriously, why would you endorse someone you don’t know?)” I was wondering the same thing. Not that I don’t mind being endorsed by people I know, but I have to … More The Value of “Skills and Expertise” on LinkedIn: What Does It Really Say About Me?
For as long as I can remember, the idea of creating new jobs to help resolve, or least smooth over, a struggling economy has been an interesting mystery to me. Just exactly, how do you “create” new jobs? How do people who have lost jobs end up in these “new” jobs? Frankly, what are these … More Is Creating A “New” Job Really A “New” Job?
Shirley Poertner wrote an article in the Iowa Biz section of the Business Record today about using fingers and hands as a way to facilitate disagreements and agreements when it comes to compromise. It’s an interesting concept. I wonder if Charlie Murphy and Rick James could have used it to hash out their … More Hand Signals for Compromise
There are not a lot of things that annoy me. I’m a mild-mannered person most of the time. It’s only when situations pop up unexpectedly or I’m being hurried, that I get pestered. I would like to add the phrase “…we wish him (or her) best in their future endeavors” to my annoyance list. This … More Write Your Own Goodbye Statement