On hiatus

Oct 13, 2011 by

As you may have seen from my Twitter feed, I’m officially on vacation – and out of the country – for the next couple of weeks. I won’t be posting while I’m away, but you can keep yourself entertained by reading some of my popular older posts. Enjoy and I’ll ‘see’ you when I get back!

  • The most important part of career success – I think planning is one of the most important elements – if not THE most important element – in success. Read more.
  • Three steps to start (or improve) a relationship with anyone – Whether you’re looking for a job, trying to keep your job, networking, making friends, moving to a new place, meeting your in-laws or anything in between, you need to have and grow good relationships. After years of doing this professionally and personally, I’ve boiled the science of relationship maintenance down to three steps for you. Read more.
  • Stop giving crappy presentations – I’m completely fed up with having to sit through horrible presentations that offer little to no value and are usually boring to boot. I just don’t understand! Conferences have been around for decades: how is it that people can not figure out how to give a decent presentation that imparts knowledge or provides a call to action (or both)??? Read more.
  • It’s so hard to say goodbye – I was once an irrepressible idealist. (Hell, maybe I still am.) And I once devoted my life, in a fairly literal sense, to an issue that I cared about more than almost anything in the world. For three years and in two organizations I worked very long hours for very little pay. I was sick a lot of the time because I was exhausted, stressed out and living unhealthily. But for a while, I loved it. Read more.
  • Ladies: stop committing professional suicide – One of my more controversial posts, but at least you’ll know my answer to the question “Are you changing your name after you get married?”
Flickr photo courtesy of user Kenzoka

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