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Impressing Executives: Four ways to build credibility and influence

Building influence and credibility means not always having to say "Yes." Being too eager to please can be bad for your reputation--and your career.

6 Steps To Ensure That You Always Have A Job

You make your own luck. Your career is great when you focus on making it great. This means not waiting for things to happen; but making things happen instead. It means being proactive instead of reactive. Rather than blaming others for past mistakes, you are passionate about new possibilities. You are not afraid. Instead, you are excited about what you do, and what you contribute every day. And, if you are excited about your job, you will find that other people will be committed to having you stay on as a member of the team. So how do you make sure you are never without a job?

Brand Yourself: Create a personal brand to position yourself for success

Much like corporate and product branding, a personal branding statement sums up your unique selling proposition (USP)--the unique benefit or value you offer a potential employer. Your branding statement sets you apart from your competitors and provides a compelling reason to hire you.

Fight Back... And Relax! Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

Deadlines... Interruptions... Meetings... Heavy workloads... Daily commutes...Feeling a little stressed out lately? It’s not surprising. Employees everywhere are being asked to do more with less--many beyond their limitations. But you do have a choice. You can let it get to you, or you can fight back!

Goal Setting That Gets Results

Setting goals is the best way to get what you really want. There are two ways to get results in goal setting. One is the traditional way—the way you are probably most familiar with. The other is the natural way. There are pros and cons to both.

Have Your Goals and Eat Your Spaghetti Too

It's been said in business that the greatest enemy of action is the lack of a plan. I say the greatest enemy of a plan is lack of action. Goals become merely wishful thinking unless you further define them as objectives with specific measurements and act upon them.

How to Become Memorable

What do you want to be remembered for? Think about a few top executives whom you admire. Ask yourself what makes them memorable. It's likely you can think of specific qualities, expertise, or accomplishments for each. Now, think about your own career. What are you admired for?

Seven Smart Networking Moves Guaranteed To Make You More Memorable

It's a fact: employers prefer to hire people they know over "mystery" candidates. Conferences, trade shows, meetings, and small-group gatherings are excellent venues for being visible, getting connected, and becoming known to the people who have the power to hire. Here are seven "C's" for making the most of networking events.

The DNA of Top Achievers

Of course by now we are all becoming aware of DNA. It is the source code that determines who we are. When we look at DNA we can see what a person will look like, what diseases they may come down with, etc. If we could get right down to it, I think these are the genes we would find in the DNA of top achievers:

The Pie-In-The-Sky Procrastination Trap

What can you do if you or someone you know has fallen into the Pie-in-the-Sky Procrastination Trap? It takes some willingness, work, and discipline to climb out, but it can be done. It requires recognizing Pie-in-the-Sky behaviors along with an openness to doing things differently. Follow these steps to descend from the sky and land back on your feet.
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