How to find the biggest trick for success where you work

Are you trying to be successful doing the work that successful people throw out? What successful people refuse to do? Then hard work won’t help you.

How can you succeed doing all the wrong stuff?

This true story is about more than salespeople. It is about accountants, programmers and managers […]

What to do if they haven’t called after a week – the job search

Are you waiting to see if you got the job?

Why don’t companies say “Yes” or “No”? What can I do about it?

Most of your frustration in a job search comes down to 3 situations at the company you are applying for.

First the receptionist is told:

“Jill, there are 250 […]

Your New Career Is Only 3 or 4 Steps Away

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. (Powell)

Gary, a client of mine, decided the world needed a better way to pay insurance claims in 1996. He made a plan and took a step. It didn’t go quite like he expected. Then he planned […]

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 […]

How fast can you find a new job and get your career back on track?

Getting your career back on track? It depends on where you are right now.

How fast can you find a new job? Let’s talk about the Beatles. They were an overnight sensation….except for the years they spent playing clubs in Germany and England. Years lost to the world.

I bet you know a guy […]


One fully preventable way to lose a job offer

Are you killing your job search with impatient speed?

When the fit between a candidate and the job seems perfect, and there is a delay, I often hear:

“I’ve been waiting two weeks to hear back from them since my interview. What is wrong? They are so rude. Don’t they realize I am losing […]

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 […]

Getting past a glass ceiling

True story: She can’t get a promotion. Not even a bigger title. The “Good Old Boys” all admit she is doing a great job. She saves the company literally 5 to 50 times her salary every year. She will never be promoted. It is because she is a woman. I know her. I know her […]

Use the slings and arrows of outrageous job fortune to win

Goliath was the best thing that ever happened to David. (Weed)

Okay, Goliath tried to kill David. But it was how David reacted to Goliath that made him famous.

How horribly bad stuff can eventually help you have a great job

Some people claim that the best thing that happened to President George W. Bush, […]