What Are You Afraid Of? Career Success or Failure?

Most of us are afraid of something. Some of us are afraid of a lot of things! In terms of your job or career, what are you afraid of? Afraid you won’t succeed and people will look down on you–or afraid you will succeed and won’t be able to live up to it? Success Requires […]

Career Decisions: The Road Not Taken

Career decisions can cause you a lot of soul-searching and make you second-guess the choice you decide on after you’ve committed to it. How you choose to handle that dilemma is up to you, of course, but it made me think of a poem by Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”: “I shall be telling […]

Company Loyalty: A One-Way Street?

Have you ever had a job where you knocked yourself out for the company, putting in a lot of unpaid effort, only to be caught in a subsequent layoff round because your pay level was higher than the employees they kept? If so, you know that company loyalty isn’t always a two-way street. Company Loyalty […]

Toxic Work Environments

This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about toxic work situations–including toxic bosses. However, it was prompted by a recent comment from a new client that was fairly disturbing. He indicated that even though he’d had a successful record over the past three years, he was very concerned about the situation in his company. Many […]

Fuzzy Career Thinking = Poor Career Results

If you view your career as something that only needs attention when you’re about to be pushed into a job search by circumstances beyond your control, you’re indulging in fuzzy career thinking. More than likely, that will lead to poor career results. It’s basically true that you can’t get more out of something than you’re […]