Archive | October, 2013

Doing Your Best Work

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, is the author of Shine; Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People. He’s a psychiatrist who has spent decades thinking about why some people are engaged on the job and can shine, and why others are depressed, bored (or the opposite – overwhelmed) and unsuccessful. The first principle […]

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How to Earn Straight A’s

When I started high school, I decided I was going to become a straight-A student, even though I’d never done that before. It seemed like an interesting goal to pursue as a 14-year old. Since school was the center of my life back then, I figured I might as well succeed at it. On my […]

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Is Industry Experience Always Required?

  One of the most frustrating things I see in aligning talented people with opportunities is the stubborn insistence on industry experience. That’s why I was heartened to see a post by Ron Thomas “Industry Experience Required” Is a Mindset We Need to Get Out Of”  on TLNT.com a website for HR professionals. Mr. Thomas […]

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Is Industry Experience Always Required?

  One of the most frustrating things I see in aligning talented people with opportunities is the stubborn insistence on industry experience. That’s why I was heartened to see a post by Ron Thomas “ Industry Experience Required” Is a Mindset We Need to Get Out Of”  on TLNT.com a website for HR professionals. Mr. […]

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Sending thank you notes after networking

People often ask me how I take my networking to a new level. After meeting people for a meal or a one-on-one meeting, I make an effort to send them a thank you card. This really helps me to feel like I’m professionally doing my best to keep in touch with contacts. I recommend that […]

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You Don’t Need to Overcome Approach Anxiety

Many people use the label approach anxiety to describe the fear of starting a conversation with someone new. This is a common fear, and many people identify it as a stumbling block that supposedly prevents them from enjoying a rich and abundant social life. The truth is that working on overcoming “approach anxiety” is largely […]

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D/s Play vs. Fairness and Equality

After posting my previous article about D/s Play, which many readers seemed to enjoy, someone asked about the point of playing the roles of the Dominant and the submissive. Why do this sort of thing? I think there are some other questions behind this question too: Aren’t fairness and equality in relationships much more sensible? […]

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