Career Wisdom

There Is No Mind Reading in The Career World

Gone are the days when working hard was enough to earn recognition or a promotion in the career world. Take control of your career trajectory and design your unique path. In addition to mapping out your career future, be sure to tap the wisdom of those who can empower you to achieve your goals. Keeping [...]

By | November 4th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Get More Gritty in Your Career

Grit is defined as firmness of mind or spirit - an unyielding courage in the face of hardship. The career world is changing so fast that grit has become a sought after competency for hiring and a necessity for entrepreneurs and innovators. The emerging research indicates that grit can determine success or achievement far better [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat

National unemployment numbers are the lowest in recent history and jobs are more plentiful but finding the right career fit can still be a challenge. Some are re-entering the job world after a planned hiatus – like taking time off to raise children, caring for elderly parents, or becoming a trailing spouse following a partner’s [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Design Your Career Destiny So It Doesn’t Happen by Default

I was honored to present the keynote session at the Women’s Forum for the ISACA Chicago Chapter in October. I share a few salient points from the daylong event that will resonate for women (and men) focusing on designing their professional lives so they don’t happen by default. Manage Up. Don’t assume your boss knows [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Be a High Achiever Instead of a Workaholic

As a recovering workaholic, I have finally come to terms with the reality that workaholism is unhealthy and unsustainable. The tragic reality of workaholism is that is also leads to unhappiness and burnout in life and career. I believe that suffering is optional and now I’m focusing on being a high achiever instead if a [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Finding Work After A Long Career Break

Talia Jansen is mom of two who returned to the workforce after several years as the Chief Household Officer for her family. She focused on raising her young children and off ramped from the world of work but she successfully re-entered after several years away and has great wisdom to share. Thank you, Talia for [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Creativity in Your Career

It’s easy to fall into a monotonous routine at work that zaps your energy and leads to a lack of enthusiasm. Keeping your career fresh and compelling is your responsibility since your boss is not your career coach. Career engagement starts with you and these tips will help you hone your creativity at work. Learn [...]

By | September 30th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

Single Task Your Way to a Better Life and Career

Multitasking used to be a sought after professional competency thought to be a valuable skill for the busy professional. Research tells us that singletasking is actually more effective and can result in higher productivity and time efficiency. I can envision the woman at work reading this blog while eating her lunch, checking her email, listening [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

The Perfect Boss: Could You Be It?

This blog post was contributed by, Kelsey Weeks. What makes a perfect boss? If you’ve ever worked for another person, which is highly likely, then you probably already have an idea of what the perfect boss should be like. However, many people who start their own business don’t take this into account, and simply do [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|

A Side Hustle Can Enhance Your Career

The gig economy is alive and well and many people are taking control of their professional lives by activating a side hustle to add a supplemental income stream or flex entrepreneurial muscles. Nick Loper identifies himself as a Chief Side Hustler and created Side Hustle Nation to help those committed to the side hustle career journey. People [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Career Wisdom, Featured|