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How to Become a Thought Leader in Your Field

I just read an interesting book, #Creating Thought Leaders: Helping Experts Inside of Corporations Amplify Their Thought Leadership.  It’s a tweets book, and you know I love tweet books having written several of them myself.  Mitchell Levy, publisher of the ... [Continue Reading]

Career Success is a Result of Action, Not Knowing

Success Tweet: Knowing is not enough. Successful people will read the advice in these tweets. And they will act on it. Be a successful person. Much of the career advice in this book focuses on taking personal responsibility for your life and career success. I ... [Continue Reading]

Why it’s Imperative to Build Relationships

Success Tweet: Everyone has something to offer. Never dismiss anyone out of hand. Take the initiative. Actively build relationships. Successful people have a deep respect for the dignity of each individual. It doesn’t matter if the person in front of you is ... [Continue Reading]

Dynamic Communicators Have Mastered These 3 Skills

Success Tweet: All dynamic communicators have mastered three basic communication skills: conversation, writing, and presenting. The life of a business traveler, especially one like me who travels to New York City regularly, appears glamorous at first glance. ... [Continue Reading]

Importance of Becoming a Lifelong Learner

Success Tweet: Become a lifelong learner. The half-life of knowledge is rapidly diminishing. Staying in the same place is the same as going backward. Competence is one of the four keys to career and life success. I discuss it in Success Tweets and several ... [Continue Reading]

Learn to Nurture Your Personal Brand

Success Tweet: Create and nurture your unique personal brand. Stand and be known for something. Make sure everything you do is on brand. What products come to mind when you think of great brands? Coca Cola? Levis? The New York Times? Apple? Scotch Tape? All ... [Continue Reading]

8 Ways a Mentor Will Help You Find Career Success

Success Tweet: Find a mentor. Mentors are positive people who will help you find the lessons in your experience and use them to move forward. This is a long post, because mentors are an important source of career advice. The term “mentor” comes from The ... [Continue Reading]

Confidence is the Secret to Career Success

Success Tweet: Focus on what you are becoming. This helps you believe in yourself and builds your confidence. Confidence is important to your success. I love the idea of “becoming.” It’s really a positive concept. And it’s similar to a couple of the ideas in ... [Continue Reading]

Goals Are the Foundation of Career Success

Success Tweet: Plan how you will achieve your goals. Then do whatever you have to do, not want or feel like doing, to achieve them. Your goals won’t get done just because you’ve written them. Common sense career advice says you have to work your goals. There ... [Continue Reading]

Want Career Success? Take Personal Responsibility

Success Tweet: You’re in charge! Commit to taking personal responsibility for creating the successful life and career you want and deserve. The other day I saw a great quote from Margaret Thatcher... “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the ... [Continue Reading]