Useful career plans

Which direction is your career going?

So how do you get the promotion or raise you want?

An usher at the movie theater I worked at wanted to become the lead usher. After the movie started he would always be the first to grab a broom and start sweeping the lobby. Once he even […]

5 steps to accelerate your job/career growth curve

Now thats a job growth curve!

When I started at EDS I was learning at an incredible rate. Pay raises came quickly and easily. By my third year things slowed down. By my fifth year I settled into a dreary cycle of little new personal growth and cost of living raises. I managed to […]

Career killing shortcuts

Choose your direction carefully.

The modern age has been characterized by a Promethean spirit, a restless energy that preys on speed records and shortcuts, unmindful of the past, uncaring of the future, existing only for the moment and the quick fix. (Jeremy Rifkin)

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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 […]

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 […]

Great ideas are…

It was a great idea. One I was approached with literally every day by phone or email. And many people made their fortune doing it. I just needed someone … […]

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 […]

Coyote traps at work – when to gnaw your arm off

Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. (Phillips)

Coyotes stuck in a trap have been known to gnaw their foot off to escape. A lot of these three footed coyotes survive for years and do very well. Okay, they do well compared to coyotes that were killed by […]

Rigor Mortis – 10 signs of job death – 7 job CPR fixes

Job death is NOT a bad thing. It is a part of your progress. Once you are dead, just get on with your life.

Rigor Mortis – signs of job death – job CPR fixes

When your job is dead you have a decision to make: keep it or leave? If you keep it, perform […]

The secret to getting credit and a raise

Eventually every great plan deteriorates into hard unexpected work. The trick is to get credit for it, and a raise.

A newly minted Psychologist went to a new elementary school. Her job was to help children develop strong characters, overcome problems, and become […]