A woman in a hurry is not the image you want to portray. A woman on a
mission yes, but not a woman on the run.
Some good advice I learned from my mother, a successful entrepreneur, was “slow down to get things done.” Sometimes she’d say, “if you keep working so hard you’ll never get ahead.”
It’s true that we learn from our mistakes, but the wise young businessperson corrects his/her mistakes before they are made. What mistakes should you be weary of? I surveyed 100 CEOs to reveal the “seven career sins” that sabotage success.
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When you see CEOs hauled off to jail in handcuffs, skewered before Congress and blamed for the Wall Street melt-down you might ask, “Why would I want to be a CEO?”
My response is, “If you are going to work in a company (which most of us are) you might as well work [...]
Put a Sharp Point on Your Written Communications
It’s not unusual to get 20 or 200 emails a day. I know someone who gets 2000! If you look at the ones you’ve received (and include snail-mail letters too), you will see that the majority start with “I.”
You typically see, “I’ve attached . . . I [...]
Surviving (Inevitable) Rejection
Rejection is inevitable in life, especially if you’re making an effort and putting yourself out there. Here are some thoughts I use to make it less painful when I get it.
First, try not to expect to get it before you actually do. Most of the negative situations you worry about will never happen. [...]
We’ve seen CEOs attacked for Wall Street greed, questioned by Congressional committees, exposed on “60 Minutes”, and led to prison in handcuffs. How did those business heads turn into incompetent and/or dishonest crooks and low-life’s?
We assume power corrupted them. Not so. Usually, he (or she) was rotten from the start- he [...]