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God, the United States, the Internet, and the Need for Credible Facts

By |June 14th, 2021|

How to avoid embarrassing yourself at the grocery store (and use appropriate capitalization)

God, the United States, and the Internet are not frequent topics at our grocery store. However, while shopping recently, I saw a man venting at the clerk checking his groceries. I’m not sure what started his tirade, but it focused on politicians and the news media.

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Career Strategy: If You Want a Better Job, Become a Better Employee

Here's a career strategy that's more common than you think: "I’ll become a better employee when I get a better job." As a strategy, it simply will not work. The best employers want to hire the best available employees. If that’s not you, it's unlikely the employer will offer you the “better” job.

By |May 3rd, 2021|

Handling Objections Confidently — You Can Be READY!

Here's a career tip that's helped me become increasingly confident in handling objections.

Do you struggle with handling objections? They can surface during a sales pitch, when presenting a business proposal, making recommendations at work, or even when interviewing for a job. If it happens again, you can quickly frame and select your response using the R.E.A.D.Y. acronym.
By |April 26th, 2021|

Don’t Allow Others to Steal the Credit for Your Work

Have you ever completed a project successfully at work only to have someone else steal the credit for your work?

What happens when someone steals the credit you deserve?

Stealing credit for the work of others happens all too often. You've just finished a project at work and the results were positive on all fronts. This success could not have come at a more opportune moment because you're only a couple of weeks away from your year-end review at work.
By |April 19th, 2021|

Insecurities at Work: Five Essential Coping Strategies

What can you do when insecurities at work limit your self-confidence on the job and threaten your career progress?

What to do about insecurities at work

We give our insecurities at work a variety of labels. For instance, we may refer to inferiority, inadequacies, lacking self-confidence, and other descriptors for a problem that keeps us from experiencing success at work.
By |April 5th, 2021|
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