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Successful and Miserable

We define ourselves to the rest of the world by our profession, and how far we have climbed on that particular career ladder. If you have advanced in your career, society views you positively.

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Executive Job Seekers: Avoid These 6 Resume Mistakes

If you’re a senior executive, that means you run things. You determine strategies that increase profit, you drive acquisitions, you have strong relationships that significantly impact your organiza...

The Unexpected And Wonderful Lessons Of Being Fired

On January 9, 2014, I was fired. I am an attorney and compliance officer. I have held positions at Bank of America, Societe Generale and CIT Group.

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5 More Limiting Beliefs That Hinder Success

In a recent Forbes post I covered five limiting beliefs that hinder success. I’ve been guilty of all of these – some I outgrew but some come and go depending on what new scary goal I go after or...

5 of the Most Common Mistakes Candidates Make When Working With a Recruiter

Searching for a job is never easy. The process requires strategy, patience and a whole lot of attention to detail.

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Who Will You Be In a Year?

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” This bit of wisdom from Yogi Berra seems obvious, but it contains a great truth. Unless we have purpose and direction – unless...

Resilience: The Must-Have Strength For Entrepreneurs

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is never a straight line. There are lots of ups and downs along the way.

How To Make Your Winding Career Path Look Good To Employers

I’ve always adapted my work to my life instead of the other way around. As a lifelong learner with a desire to experience new things, my interest in many different areas has guided me from job to job.

5 Keys to Instilling Confidence in Female Employees

I’ve been a "chief motivator for women” for most of my life. From helping to raise my sister to running a company of predominantly female employees, I've learned that confident women are powerhouses.

Two Great Tips for Developing Future Managers

Recently I taught a two-day course on behalf of the Centre for Leadership and Learning in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). It's called "Management Essentials," and here are two main takeaways.

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Roadmap to Leaving Your Corporate Job: Product Design & Development

As a designer, designing and developing a product is the most crucial part of your business. Many designers struggle to create products that establish a sustainable demand among their customers.

3 Steps to Goal Attainment

Goal setting, goal clarification, goal oriented behaviors...I focus a lot on goals. I mean, everything we do is goal directed. If a person has no goal directed behaviors we worry about them.