Monthly Archives: October 2017

Metathesiophobia

Defined as fear of change: That white knuckled fear of having to do something out of our comfort zone, out of our area of expertise that we are familiar with, and for which we are reliant on. That paralyzing fear … Continue reading

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A quiet storm

I am seeing a move in politics, marketing, and business recently that is encouraging disruption: agitating, being a renegade, managing by discord (17 years ago I worked in such an upheaval and hated it!). Why disrupt when you can collaborate? Why … Continue reading

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Just tell me what you want

A long long time ago in my previous corporate life, we arranged a large public financing that was underwritten by an investment bank. After the closing and the funding we went to a celebratory dinner and the tradition was to … Continue reading

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(musical note) Will I see you in…November, December, January, and/or March?(musical note)

My speaking calendar is filling nicely for the next few months in a time that is historically quiet for me. I am addressing a diverse group of professionals in the next few months and hope to see you in the … Continue reading

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Evening the playing field for job seekers (part 3 of 3)

Ageism exists. Yes, I get that. No matter what your age. But your age and experience are the patina on a fine piece of art. The sheen from well-oiled work. The layers of a complex onion. Work with me on … Continue reading

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Evening the playing field for job seekers (part 2 of 3)

In the last episode of our three-part miniseries for job seekers, I mentioned evening the playing field, making the interview a two-way conversation, not the old-fashioned a top-down “I have something you want, so make me want to give it … Continue reading

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Evening the playing field for job seekers (part 1 of 3)

In the old days, the interviewer had more information about you than you knew about him/her. They had your resume, chronicling past achievements and feats. You had nothing about them. They had something you wanted: a job. You had to pull … Continue reading

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Don’t make them look for the door

There’s always a way out, never knowing when you are ready to leave. Your LinkedIn profile reader thinks that way too. If you do not capture a spark of creativity or some intrinsic aspect of their personal/professional interest, they leave. They … Continue reading

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Freelance isn’t free

As many of us freelancers find, the all-too common expectation is that we are so hungry for new business that we can reduce the price of our expertise so low or zero, just to be busy. So hungry that we … Continue reading

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Tone at the top

The title to today’s blog is not an admonition against extra ego weight in your head…but an advisory to ensure: your LinkedIn headline grabs the attention, piques the curiosity, and encourages your reader to scan as far down as they can … Continue reading

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