career break

Can you take a career break – time off from work to do other things like travel or be a full time mom?  If so, how long can you safely take a career break if you want to come back to work afterwards.  These are popular questions among new mothers with young children as well as from anyone who

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career change at 40

Making a mid career change, a career change around the age of 40 or 45, is a courageous decision. It is possible for anyone in their mid-life to do this, as long as they understand the trade-offs involved. Below is a great question I receive from a reader who is considering a mid career change

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work life balance path

Achieving work life balance takes self-awareness, making tough choices, and being disciplined.  As a recovering over-achiever and perfectionist, this is hard for me.     My natural tendency with any job is to err on the side of working over-time and prioritize my job above anything else.   The only reason I was able to maintain

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dealing with a difficult boss

Dealing with a difficult boss is always a sensitive topic.  We don’t always know whether we should say anything or how we should go about addressing it.    This is why I am excited to introduce another candid conversation with an Executive Author – Lynn Marie Auzenne. In this recording, we discussed Lynn Marie’s first business

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candid-conversations

Being laid off is inevitable.  Almost everyone will experience it once in their career.  It is how you handle the layoff that will determine your career progression afterwards.  This is why it is so important to listen to this candid conversation I had with our Executive Author – Nadia Drew. In this 15 minute recording, Nadia

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office gossip

Question:  I joined this software company before a year and was put on a live project immediately. I had to undergo training from one of the team members before i could start working. I looked at this as an opportunity to know more about project. So as i got to know about technology, the team mate started expressing his

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soft skills workout

Workout Objective:  Create a concrete plan to develop your soft skills and know exactly how developing these soft skills will help your career Prerequisite: none Recommended Frequency: once every six month to a year It can be pretty daunting to think you have to develop 28 soft skills to accelerate your career success.  There is a

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candid-conversations

I am honored to introduce another Executive Author – Don Victor in our candid conversations series.  Don is senior executive and currently head of a division of 300 people.  He is a master story teller.  I didn’t realized the point of his story until well into our conversation.   The leadership lesson he learned 15+ years ago is one we

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contact old employer

Q: I was wondering what may be the best way to approach acknowledging to a previous employer, that you made a mistake leaving your previous job. A year ago, I left a well paying consulting position with a large technology company to pursue another job. Unfortunately, the new job has not met my expectations and I now regret my decision to

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yes no maybe

I will give you a consultant answer – it depends.  But I won’t stop there.  I think too many people get an MBA or a Master’s degree for the wrong reasons and after they finish school, they are disappointed with the fact it didn’t yield the results they hoped. Don’t make this costly mistake.  Do these four research Read More →