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It’s YOUR Job to Manage Your Boss

November 12, 2018

Listen here It’s your job to manage your boss. Bosses can actually be quite handy….if you know how to manage them. When I taught at East Carolina University, I had 7 different bosses over 9 years. Quite an interesting experience to have one boss after another come in and exit, come in and exit. I think that’s when I […]

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Serendipity Is a Superpower You Can Cultivate

November 5, 2018

Listen here: EVERYTHING YOU WANT comes to you through people. Serendipity is the fruit of developing relationships with interesting people, built on trust and mutual respect. Think about how you met the love of your life, how you got the job you now have and the last time you had an unexpectedly fantastic time. I […]

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Add Value Multiply Visibility

October 29, 2018

“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people to get what they want.” Zig Ziglar The math is simple: #1.   Merely doing the work = getting more work to do while others take the credit. #2.   Getting recognition = getting promoted/hired away. Getting recognition doesn’t mean you […]

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Is Your Message in High Resolution?

October 22, 2018

Make your message high resolution so that people better understand what you’re saying and what you want them to do. I learned it from a top writer, Alexandra Franzen. A message works to the degree that it resonates with the audience. While you already know to be audience specific, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly […]

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Do You See Yourself The Way Others See You?

October 15, 2018

Look back on the last few “important” conversations you’ve had and ask yourself if the people you encountered were upbeat. Did they accept the points you were trying to make? If they did, congratulate yourself because their reactions function as a mirror telling you what  they understood, what they questioned, and whether they trust you. […]

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