Before You Quit

Most of us have indulged in the quitting fantasy. We envision barging into our manager’s office and bellowing a triumphant oration that culminates in a “take this job and shove it” decree.  We believe our defiant declaration will win back our professional soul and right all that has been made wrong…by our boss, by our colleagues, and by the fleeting nature of chance […]

4 Habits of Great Managers

Anyone can track employee time and pass along HR announcements. Great managers are savvy people leaders who transform strategic intent into tangible action through sheer influence. Their ability to produce value through others sets them apart from even the most knowledgeable independent contributor. Up your managerial game by adopting these four actions: Coach Your Employees: If you start working for someone […]

How to Land an Internship

Writers trust in the old adage: Show. Don’t tell. The advice also applies to those interviewing for an internship. Don’t give the hiring manager a song and dance about how innovative, strategic, and out-of the-box awesome you are. Chances are they’ve heard a sales pitch or two and trust me no one wins at Buzzword Bingo. Instead, demonstrate your potential by pointing […]

Top 3 Entrepreneur Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

All entrepreneurs make mistakes. The smart ones try to keep theirs to a minimum by consistently learning from those who have gone before. Do the same by learning to sidestep these classic pitfalls. Starting Too Soon: There’s nothing wrong with starting a business right after, while in, or even in lieu of college. There are more than a few cases of […]

Major Decisions: How to Pick a College Major

It was inevitable. The initial onslaught of pre-career questions from the Gen Z crowd has arrived. That’s no typo, people. For once we’re not talking Millennials. The “elder statesman” of the population born between 1996 and 2010 are heading to college and are already thinking about how the academic investment will affect their future earning potential. I’m actually […]

Quitting in Style: How to Gracefully Leave a Job

If you’ve worked in the corporate world…heck any world at any time…you’ve likely indulged in the storm-out fantasy. You know, that timeless, “take this job and shove it,” tell off your boss, start your own company, poach all their talent, and maybe even commit a little Superman III like looting (not advised) on the way out scenario. The thing is, few people look good […]