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Career Strategy When Nothing Works

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What you’ve tried has failed. What you were convinced would work totally bombed. Have you ever felt jammed up and stuck? Your career strategy is important but so is execution. When Nothing Works Looking back what was the failure? What didn’t work? Did you have a bad plan or was it more of a faulty

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market attention

Are You Gaining or Destroying Market Attention?

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Every time I login, I get a pop-up flash sale. When I attempt to exit, I get a different pop-up. At the networking event someone pushes the sale of a ticket. The TV commercial shows misery and asks for money. Is this helping with market attention or pushing it away? Most people will enter your

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managing situations

Managing Situations, Who Should We Blame?

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How are you managing situations? How far is it into your day until something goes wrong? Is it before you leave your home, on your commute to work, or maybe it is once inside the door but before you get to your work area? Certainly, sometimes things can get a little frustrating. We have a

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introductions

The Failure of Introductions Around the Room

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Honestly, I always thought it was silly and a waste of time. It may be okay for a very small group to get better acquainted. However, in settings of more than a few it is probably a failure. How are introductions managed in your meetings? Does the meeting host or leader, “Go around the room?”

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Next decision

Consider How You Will Make Your Next Decision

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We decide on things every day. What we’ll wear, eat, or do. How we’ll interact, if we’ll smile, and if we’ll take out the garage. Bigger decisions feel more challenging. How will you make your next decision? It may come down to your list. The list you have floating around in your mind. Our complex

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workplace problems

Workplace Problems You Are Proud To Discover

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Always important for the ambulance, hospitals, and firefighters. Planning for the unplanned. Addressing problems as they arise and being proud of the fix or resolution is important work, for some. Should you be proud of workplace problems? In general, probably not. Several years ago, I facilitated an interesting business retreat. The leadership team wanted to

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big problems

Big Problems Require Big Effort

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Some problems are simple. Some problems feel silly once we see the solution. Big problems typically don’t go away easily, otherwise, we probably wouldn’t be discussing them. In the workplace we hold meetings to solve problems. Change is often met with opposition, always eager and ready to point out more difficulties, and more challenges. Resistors

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internal narrative

Internal Narrative, Working For You or Against You?

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Quite possibility, the decision was made because of the observations of the competition. Perhaps, the critics, naysayers, and pessimists had a hand in the outcome. What is your internal narrative suggesting? The business enterprise, the non-profit, and even the career changer are often driven by the internal narrative. Business or pleasure, people are often good

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two career paths

Two Career Paths, Which Is Yours?

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If you had a choice which path would you choose? It is a question that many of us ponder each day. Not always consciously, but we’re working on it in the background. There are at least two career paths, which one are you on? Sometimes the problem is that there is a goal in mind,

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brand consistency

Brand Consistency Should Mean Authenticity

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Choose a consumer of any product or service and you may find what they value the most is brand consistency. Have you been turned off, made a different choice, or selected a new vendor because of a lack of consistency? Ask yourself this question, “What do buying choices, customer satisfaction, and job promotions have in

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