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3 Types of Communication While in Transition

Certainly, the cliché “It’s not what you know but whom you know” is often true. However, when people are in transition, I would add “but while in transition, who knows you is more important” because you are the one who needs a job, and if people cannot find you, your job search will be unnecessarily …

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Everything You Need to Know About Business Travel Expenses

Taking your business ventures on the road requires a lot of planning, but it also might mean you have to brush up on your workplace etiquette. This is especially true if you’re responsible for keeping track of and turning in an expense report at the end of your journey — you’ll want to do it …

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Social Skills You Need to Succeed at Work

Social skills are soft skills that you need in order to become successful in your career. Good news is that social skills can be learned and improve with practice. Thus, if you are not getting along well with people, having a lack of social skills can be the reason. However, people are everywhere and you …

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Trust Beats Brains

A recent study showed only 52% of people trust their boss.  For a leader, trust works two ways:

1. You need to be trusted so people will choose to follow you.

2. You need to be able to trust people you choose to work with.

For a leader to be trusted she or he must …

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How to Influence Search Results to Reflect Your Brand

How can I influence Google search results for my name to be sure they appropriately reflect my business brand?

These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start …

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The Hedonic Treadmill and Your Spin Rate

When was the last time you bought something that you really wanted?

How long after you bought it where you coming down off that buyers high?

That is the Hedonic Treadmill

Where you have highs and lows yet they are quickly attenuated back to your normal state of being.

This is, for better or worse, …

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How to Approach the Job Search

At times, I am amazed at people in transition who approach the job search the way we used to in the past. Looking for a job nowadays puts job seekers into extremely tough competitions unlike those of the past, and job seekers who do not both understand and apply the rules of the game will …

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Creating Strong First Impressions As a Leader

You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You can’t take whatever you said or did back after all is said and done.

Here’s another one: “Fake it until you make it,” which speaks to bolstering your confidence until your skill set or accomplishments …

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Red Flags to Watch for On a Resume

As an employer, you probably receive hundreds of resumes every day, especially if you are the hiring manager of a well-known brand. However, do you know the red flags to watch out for in these resumes? Below are the most common signs to look for.

Job Hopping: If a candidate changes jobs frequently, this should…

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Leadership Checklist

Kylie Wright-Ford and I researched what good leaders are like for our book, The Leadership Mind Switch (McGraw-Hill, 2017).  Through observing hundreds of outstanding leaders, we learned that they generally tend to be more:

»  Personally accountable
»  Informed and curious about the wider world
»  Committed to both their job and the job of…

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The Latest Content Marketing Strategy Changes For Personal Brands

In order to reach more people online your brand needs to be aware of the latest changes and updates as well as creating a focused content marketing strategy. Having the right target market with fresh and original blog posts is critical to attracting valuable subscribers and followers on social media.

Content that converts into sales …

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Know When to Move On

Recently I was talking with a few friends at Microsoft.

They had all done something that might seem a little crazy.

They resigned from their current positions.

They moved on!

Prompting me to wonder…

When is the right time to move on?

Asking this question is important. It’s important to think about moving on. It’s …

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How to Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Job

If you’re in transition and looking for a job or you contemplate changing jobs, there’s nothing more powerful than learning how to be efficient and effective at using the power of LinkedIn. Being listed on LinkedIn is a must. A study by Microsoft revealed that 70 percent of employers have rejected job candidates because of …

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6 Approaches to Press Release Success and PR Growth

Does your press release read more like a boring book report? From headline to call to action, you have under a minute to impress a journalist with your press release since they comb through so many on a daily basis. Don’t end up in the slush pile. Make your release relevant and engaging.

One study …

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How to Overcome Spring Fatigue

Spring means renewing yourself and getting ready for the summer. Therefore, you need to wake your body up and get into full speed. However, adapting to the change in mother nature is not always easy and can bring challenges with it. This is called spring fatigue and below you can find ways to overcome it.…

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Some People Like to Fail

The shocking, surprising, and sad fact is that few people do have fire in their belly from passion and curiosity. There are many reasons why:

They don’t want the stress of success.

They are comfortable where they are, and they don’t want to change their work, geographic location, colleagues, or much of anything else.

They …

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10 Ways to Successfully Change Your Personal Brand

I’m interested in taking my personal brand in a new direction. What should I do first, especially if I want to bring my current following with me?

These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual …

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How to Find the Effective People to Network With

By far the most effective way of getting a new job is by networking. When making presentations to large groups, I often test that tenet, and invariably it proves to be true. Therefore, networking is how people in transition should spend most of their time. For many, though, networking is a challenging task because they …

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11 Influencers With Standout Personal Brands

Who have you observed to be the most standout influencer today and why?

These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

1. Elon Musk…

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