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Bullying? Round Two At Rutgers?

As Rutgers scrambled this spring in the midst of the player abuse scandal and the wake of the Mike Rice era, they have fallen further down the rabbit hole of controversy with the hiring of Julie Hermann as the new Rutgers Athletics Director. According [...]

Micro-inequities: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Micro-inequities can be like little paper cuts. Layla, a 35 year old Latina woman (who looks ten years younger than her age) is starting her new job as senior director of her division, supervising over 20 employees. Despite her corporate dress [...]

R U Bullied?

How can this happen at Rutgers? I am a Rutgers Alum, and thrilled with the education I earned “on the banks”.  I am a former student athlete and two year letter winner in volleyball at Rutgers.  I have served as the Director of Academic [...]

Make Your Own Career Luck!

The notion that you don’t have any career options is a myth. Every day you are making choices.  Every day you make the choice to work for the company where you are, to work for the boss you have and to work on the projects you drive.  [...]

Black & Blue Shouldn’t Lead To A Pink Slip

Imagine you are at work and your bubbly colleague, Theresa, has seemingly changed personalities. A once vivacious office contributor has become quiet, withdrawn and nervous. You notice that Theresa has been coming to work late.  She leaves [...]

A Final Bit of Career Success Advice From the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl happened over a week ago – and what a weird one it was. The Ravens were way ahead and looked like they were going to run away with it. Then the power went out in the stadium.  It took about 35 minutes to get it back on and [...]

Fall In Love With Work Again

You will spend more waking hours on the job than you will with family and friends. It is no surprise that people who have stressful and toxic work environments have higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, depression and other stress related [...]

Martin Luther King Day Of Service Starts At Work

Martin Luther King Day of Service Starts at Work Did you know that Martin Luther King was only 26 years old when he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott?  At the age of 35 he won the Noble Peace Prize and at 39, he was slain in Memphis, Tennessee. [...]

2013 Success Rule #1: Get Clear

I am a big believer in the power of clarity. I always tell my coaching clients that they need to clarify the purpose and direction for their lives and careers.  Tweet 1 in my career advice book Success Tweets: 140 Bits of Common Sense Career [...]

New Year, New Career!

3 simple tips to help you make a faster and easier career change As a leading Career Coach, I’m seeing that many professionals make the mistake of posting their resume on a job board, or handing their resume to a recruiter, and then just sitting [...]

Is It The End Of The World To Return To Work?

The holidays are a notorious time to let your hair down, enjoy some egg nog and engage in secret Santa activities with the staff. When the tinsel is taken down, and the lights dimmed after the holiday, do you feel it is the end of the world [...]

YOU’RE FIRED! But Wait, My Life Isn’t A Reality TV Show…

Richard had been a rising star in his company since his initial point of hire four years previous. He had landed major clients, bonuses, and was recognized regionally and nationally for his work.  Despite the recession, Richard’s life was [...]

Career Success Lessons from the Fiscal Cliff Discussions

Have you been following the fiscal cliff discussions? President Obama presented his plan.  The other side reacted.  Mitch McConnell said he laughed when he saw it.  John Boehner said both sides are “nowhere” when it comes to reaching [...]

Holiday Cheer & A Healthy Workplace

As we reflect on a cheerful holiday season, many people will feel the angst of returning to a difficult place to work after the holidays are over. The reprieve from a hostile or aggressive workplace can be all too short and in some cases leave [...]

Does Changing Your Career Mean Decreasing Your Salary? Not Necessarily!

“How can I reinvent my career without decreasing my salary?” A client of mine, Matt, just reinvented his career from being a manager in the TV industry to becoming a manager in high-tech, and he even received a 15-percent pay increase. So [...]

The Other Dream Team

Over the weekend I saw a great movie called The Other Dream Team. If you recall, the original Dream Team was the USA basketball team in the 1992 Olympics.  This was the first time NBA professionals competed in the Olympics.  The USA Dream [...]

Innovation Strategy And The Elephant In The Room

A good friend and colleague of mine is an expert in innovation strategy. He has held professorships at leading business schools in Europe and has worked with the top management of a number of large corporations on their business strategies. [...]

Having a Frightening Time Getting Hired After a Layoff?

Having a frightening time getting hired after you’ve been laid off? This week I’m teaching you how to build your personal brand, position yourself to hiring managers and customize your resume after a lay-off. A few years ago, I woke up one [...]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Office Bully Monster

We are entering that cherished time of they year… Halloween moving through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years is a time where office parties and progressively bad behavior seem to be overlooked underneath the haze of holiday cheer. [...]

Your Unique Gifts, Skills and Abilities Make You Special

My corporate climb The other day, I interviewed Andy Mills retired President of the Thomson Reuters Financial Professional Publishing Group.  This interview is for my membership site, My Corporate Climb. Andy grew the Thomson Reuters Financial [...]

Bullying Wilts Ivy On Ivory Tower

Bullying erodes higher education. Did you know that 62% of respondents in a recent survey stated they had been bullied or witnessed bullying in American higher education?  This is 58% higher than the rate of bullying reported by Namie and Namie [...]

How Ben Affleck Turned Around His Career

There’s a new movie about the Iran Hostage Crisis coming out on Friday. It’s called “Argo” and is directed by Ben Affleck.  Ben has resurrected his career.  If you recall, he was a mainstay of the tabloids several years ago.  Now [...]

To Thine Own Self Be True

Hiring by algorithms There was in interesting article in the Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago  called “Meet the New Boss: Big Data, Companies trade In Hunch-Based Hiring for Computer Modeling.”  In part it said… “For more [...]