The one critical component in a career plan

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. (Dwight Eisenhower)

When it was critical

The hottest technology in 2008 was the iPhone. It was simply a small computer with cell phone reception. Its rise was carefully planned. The most significant pieces of the plan included a […]

How To Be Imperfect and Highly Paid – 3 things 

What makes you stand out? Worth more?

What about you is unique? Amazing? Unemployable? Mediocre? Inspiring?

My daughter Merrilee has Down Syndrome and is low functioning within that group, but she is amazing. My son James got a perfect score on the SAT Advanced Calculus II college entrance exam. He is amazing. Each can […]

Is your job like rollerskating in a buffalo herd?

You can’t drive in a buffalo herd either.

I talk to many job seekers who want to change careers. Some of them are accountants who should be salesmen. They got into accounting because it is safe, pays well, and has a great future. Their personality is wrong for accounting. They don’t like carefully following […]

Down by 20 at halftime in your job search

You can recover from a bad interview, or 20 of them, if you go at it right.

Every job seeker has a bad interview occasionally. Often you will have a great interview and NOT get the job. Your resume may be perfect for a lot of jobs, but you get no call backs.

Here […]

How to become a visionary leader – 2 things

You can improve your vision in a much more important and powerful way than laser surgery.

You may be more prepared to be a visionary leader than you think. That depends on what you see, and what you do with what you see.

One employee of mine refused to talk to me unless I […]

Failure

How to get great desirable permanent employment

In America great desirable permanent is available for you. Do you want it?

To have great desirable permanent employment, you have to look in the right places. Here is how you make sure you are working at a permanent job. My experience first.

Our company made a record profit. The industry was booming. The […]

6 things about being persistent in pursuing a single job

If you want a job or promotion enough to persist, you may get it.

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of […]

Your Workplace WMD – poison and disease attitude

 

Workplace poison emergency response team

This is about your job.

Do you know why ISIS and Al Qaeda have not used small pox, nerve gas, or sarin in an attack on the USA yet? Because they are not as fast, painless, or sure as a car bomb….in killing the attacker. They are scared […]

How to heal a project or job search before it breaks: Dr. No

Doctor No can heal a case of pebbles. It can fix a project or job search before it breaks. How? You make the people giving you a pebble, one more little thing to do, fix the problem they create. They become Dr. No.

Is your to-do list impossibly tall?

The team leader I disliked […]