• Reinventing You: Don’t You Think It’s Time?

    By Kevin on April 3, 2013

    This post is about two things. First, why you need to constantly be reinventing yourself. And two, why you should get a new book from Harvard Business Review Press on that very topic. You know that the days of lifelong employment are long gone, right? The stark truth is...

  • Want Success? Go Global.

    By Kevin on April 1, 2013

    I’ve been saying for some time that the best opportunities for GROWTH and rapid success is outside the USA. This isn’t just for big companies. I have individual friends who have fast tracked their careers because they were willing to relocate to Asia for a period of time. I...

  • 6 Ways to Deal with “Disengaged Debbie” in Meetings (or, How to Run a Meeting)

    By Kevin on July 9, 2012

    They say one bad apple can ruin the bunch. So, too, can one disengaged employee derail an entire meeting. Debbie Downer was the fictitious Saturday Night Live character who brought down the mood in any group she was in. Similarly, we all encounter “Disengaged Debbie”—or to be gender sensitive,...

  • Mindmap: Stay Focused in Age of Distraction

    By Kevin on May 16, 2012

    I’m not usually a fan of mindmaps, but this one from Australian company, Learning Fundamentals, is a great summary of tricks to stay focused and productive. It was designed with school kids in mind, but applies to adult knowledge workers too. My favorite tips are: work in focused bursts...

  • Use the “3 P’s” to Discover Your Career-Life Bull’s-eye

    By Kevin on August 25, 2011

    Most People are Deeply Unhappy at Work According to the Conference Board, job satisfaction is at a record low and one out of three workers are hoping to find a new job in the year ahead. Many still find it hard to believe but money alone doesn’t lead to...

  • What Are Your Plans for Tomorrow?

    By Kevin on March 1, 2011

    This is a guest post from John Chancellor and his Teach the Soul blog. Without a purpose, nothing should be done. Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180 My work involves helping people achieve their goals. I want to share an exercise I sometimes use with the people I coach: I...

  • By Kevin on January 27, 2011

    Why are so many people holding more than one job these days (from CEOs to professional athletes to regular people)? Income — Perhaps the biggest benefit, of course, is that it can increase your income. Variety — Second jobs often don’t pay much, but they enable the worker to...

  • Should You Have Multiple Concurrent Jobs?

    By Kevin on January 24, 2011

    A strong workforce trend is the shift to holding more than just one job. And it’s not just people in lower income brackets who are juggling multiple jobs. CEOs and senior executives of large companies frequently also hold paid director positions with other companies, not to mention unpaid roles...

  • The Shift to Variable Pay

    By Kevin on December 27, 2010

    For most of human existence, pay has been tied directly to output. We consumed only what we hunted successfully, later we bartered the crops we harvested and livestock we raised, and still later we would swap the skills we were good at for lodging or meals we needed. Even...

  • The Career-Life Blend

    By Kevin on December 20, 2010

    For most of human existence, life may have been hard, but it was simple. We ate what we killed, we reaped what we sowed and later on in history, we sold what we made. Life was life. But then a funny thing happened—not coincidentally around the time of the...

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