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How to Deal with Setbacks

At some time or another, we will experience failure. It is inevitable. We all make mistakes. So, how we respond to setbacks is important. The word for it is resilience, and it is this resilience which, in the long run, might make the difference between our ultimate success or failure in life. Resilience is bouncing… Read More »

How to Solve a Problem

There is a well known quote from Albert Einstein about solving problems which goes something like this: If he were given one hour to save the world, Einstein said, he would spend the first 55 minutes defining the problem, the the last five minutes to come up with a solution. While that ratio may be… Read More »

How to Make the Most of a Networking Opportunity

You are at a convention or some type of social gathering. It’s an excellent opportunity to do some networking, to possibly cultivate some new clients. So, how do you make the most of the situation? Here are a few tips from the experts. 1. Don’t start the conversation with a job title. When you begin… Read More »

How to Develop Good Work Habits

Everyone has bad habits, at work and at home. We allow ourselves to fall into them bit by bit, almost imperceptibly at the beginning, until they begin to have an unwanted effect on our behavior. When we try to get rid of them, however, we usually take an all or nothing approach. We try to… Read More »

How to Handle Deadlines

Deadlines are something that just about everyone has to deal with. They are pretty much a fact of life at work. We have deadlines to make sure we get things done. So, deadlines are generally assumed to be necessary. And they do enable us to get things done. But there are problems inherent in the… Read More »

Competition — Why It’s Good and Why It’s Bad

We live in a competitive world. Business is competitive. Succeeding is often defined in terms of competition – doing better than everyone else. And this isn’t necessarily bad. Competition often goads us into working harder. It pushes us to do more and do better. But an overemphasis on competition, on constantly making comparisons between ourselves… Read More »

Just a Little Exercise Goes a Long Way

It is pretty much common knowledge these days that exercise is important. It has a host of benefits too numerous to name in a short article, all of which can improve your performance and productivity on the job. It can improve your cardiovascular health, your mental alertness, your stamina, your feeling of well being. It… Read More »

How to Handle a Background Check

Background checks on job applicants are common practice among employers. Generally, they don’t turn up anything. But things get a bit trickier if a background check does find something. How should you handle it? Situations like these need to be handled on a case by case basis, depending on a number of different factors, such… Read More »

How to Avoid Things That Steal Your Time

When we look at areas where we can save time, we generally look at our work – how can we do it more efficiently and effectively so that we take less time? How can we cut back on meetings? But there are other time sinks that we routinely run into during the day, things that… Read More »

Are Business Cards Necessary in the Digital Age?

In this day and age of smart phones and other mobile electronics, how necessary is it to have a business card? This has generated a good deal of debate among career experts. Some feel business cards are relics of an age past, that they are no longer needed, while others say they still serve a… Read More »