What Need-To-Know-Basis Managers Need To Know

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole idea of communication not just during the during the hiring process (lord knows it’s needed there) but in the workplace, after you get the job.  All people basically want is some clue as to what’s going on that affects them and affects those around them. And they […]

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Don’t Let a Whiner’s Club Attitude Screw Up Your Interview AND Career Chances!

I know I’m risking an angry response from some of my dear readers, but seriously…I’m worried about you. Being interviewed for a job is a lot like being on camera…we interviewers see almost every flaw, including things you can’t believe we see. One of the most important things that shines through during a job interview […]

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Job Search Question of the Day: Do You Let Rules Stop You?

Now I don’t mean to encourage out and out revolt among job seekers. Orderliness in systems and in job search can be very useful. BUT, that said, there may be times when stepping outside of the rules – or at least presumed rules – can be a smart move to get your career going in […]

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Emotional Intelligence at Work: The Art of Peace Not War

I never thought I’d be writing about the intersection of emotional intelligence and Twitter but…I just checked out a Guy Kawasaki tweet about an article he wrote called The Art of Mea Culpa. Let’s see if I can set this up in a way that makes sense to tweet-savvy and non-tweet-savvy folks alike. According to […]

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What I Learned About Jobs from My Cat

Lucie the Career Cat

I know a few of you will read this post and say “That’s not me!”  True enough…for some of you. The lucky ones. The one who’ve figured it all out already. But for the rest of you, there just might be something here to cat-ch your eye. (Sorry about that.) Because of my strong interest […]

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Can Capital Letters in Your E-Mail Get You Fired?

Yup! It happened in New Zealand. Sheesh!  Or should I say SHEESH!!! In honor of Labor Day, I just have to share this bizarre little workplace story about the hidden pitfalls of business email:

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7 Ways You Can Put Emotional Intelligence to Work

I first heard the term emotional intelligence linked to work in a coaching class. The teacher assigned us Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Quite honestly, I thought it sounded like so many other “I have the answer for you” type books – none of which ever seem to […]

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How NOT Thinking Positive Can Lead to Career Success

WHAT? How can not thinking positive be a boon to your career??? You must think I’ve gone off the deep end. Well I haven’t. Trust me…we’ll be ok by the time we get to the end of this. Let’s start with the story of an executive who was so caught up in his vision of […]

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Can You Really Love Your Job If You Hate Yourself?

I was just watching one of my favorite Woody Allen films, Broadway Danny Rose.  It’s one of his lesser known films I think, but for me he hits it out of the ballpark. At one point in my career, I wanted to be an agent, just like Allen’s character Danny Rose. The trouble was, I […]

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Are You Too Stupid to Know You’re Being Stupid?

I was amused by a study explaining why stupid people continue to think they’re smart. Stupid people, it claims, cannot see how stupid they are.

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