We all have crises of confidence. We can’t walk into every situation and feel completely confident. That’s normal. It’s especially true when we’re after something high-stakes, like a new job, and we let our nerves get the better of us. But in those circumstances, it’s still important to appear confident, even when you don’t feel […]
Most of us have some kind of opportunity to participate in communities. Maybe it’s the school PTA, maybe it’s a technology user group, or maybe it’s a book club. Whatever the opportunity, make sure you’re taking advantage of it, because there’s real value to be gained.
When you go to work int he morning, adopt a new attitude: pretend that you’re in charge. And do that every day. Now… wait a sec. That’s not the same as the typical, “if I ran this place, things would be different” thinking. Let me explain.
When an opportunity or situation presents itself, you may find yourself struggling to work up the courage to tae advantage of it. Opportunities that promise reward come with risk, and the greater the reward, the greater the risk likely is. There’s a simple way to determine whether the risk is acceptable to you, and quickly […]
“I know. You’ve heard it a thousand times: Dress for the job you want, not the one you’ve got. But I think this message goes far beyond the clothes you wear every day: It’s how you present yourself in meetings and at office events, how you interact with staff both above and below you, and […]