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 […]

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 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 […]

Making milk and getting the raise you deserve

Is there something you do that is critical? How many are there? Do you get credit for them? A raise? When the kids were all home, I wrote this.

I make the milk

With up to 9 kids (we have 10) and 2 adults at home, we drink a lot of milk. There isn’t enough […]

The trick to working less hours and getting promoted

You don’t double your productivity by doubling your hours. Working lots and lots of hours may get you a promotion and a raise. It may also get you burned out and fired.

A coupla months in the laboratory can save a coupla hours in the library. (Westheimer’s Discovery)

What you really need to do is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dangers using the job supermarket

Job Supermarket

When I was in Spain in 1977 I knew of no supermarkets there. You had to go to a small store and ask for exactly what you wanted. The owner would bring out what you asked for from behind the counter. There were no food aisles to roam.

By 1979 supermarkets were taking […]