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Career Development Techniques

Some of us are interested in rising through the ranks of established organizations in order to gain additional authority and responsibility within them. To that end, I’ve provided some solid career advancement advice here and here. Now I’d like to offer some…

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The Power of Authenticity

One of the hardest lessons for some people to learn is the power of authenticity. At one end of the spectrum we find “Imposter Syndrome,” the almost unshakeable, usually unfounded feeling you are unworthy of respect and success you have legitimately earned.…

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A Path to the Top

As a productive and successful person, there’s a good chance your career will accelerate and you’ll have opportunities to take on more responsibility and authority. If that’s the way you want to go, here are some suggestions on useful ways to speed…

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Scheduling Your Day

Back in the day, there was some interest in Biorhythms: the idea that individual cycles of intellectual, emotional, and physical capabilities begin at your birth and continue for the rest of your life. At any moment in time, you can see where…

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Help Yourself and Others Through Coaching

A key method for improving productivity and success is working better with others. In this context, “better” includes: 1) getting along with others more smoothly and 2) receiving more help from the people with whom you work. In this discussion, we’ll focus…

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Set 102% Goals

We all recognize that goals can be motivating. And if you look a little deeper, you will also realize that the wrong goals can be demotivating. So the key to boosting your productivity and success is not just to set goals, but…

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Four Productive Attitudes

When I was younger, I tried to control the whole world. When – on my 26th birthday – I realized I couldn’t do that (it’s too big), I settled for learning how to control myself and my reaction to whatever the seemingly…

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Some Useful Questions

Lately I’ve been exposed to some situations that involve asking myself deep questions and wrestling with the answers, the better to discover my innermost motivations and opportunities for personal improvement. I won’t burden you with that long list of questions, but I…

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What’s Good About Negative Feelings

Guilt, rebellion, and stress. These are widely considered “negative” attitudes or emotions that hamper – rather than enhance – your performance. But seen in a different light, these “negative” feelings can actually boost your motivation and increase your level of productivity and…

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Bringing An Organization Along

Much of the material I cover in this space is individualistic: stuff you do on your own to improve your personal level of productivity and success. But since there’s a good chance you don’t live and work alone on a desert island,…

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