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I was eyeing my dinner companion’s parmesan-encrusted truffle fries while listening to a bunch of 20-somethings talk about their jobs. Some were enthusiastic, some were ready to leave, but all were keenly aware of the skills they were developing and the experience they were gaining. The one...

How many re-tweets define your personal brand? Zippo. Same is true with the amount of "likes" or "endorsements" on your LinkedIn Profile. When it comes to your career, popularity on social media is trumped by your relevant life experiences.

Your brand stems from how you live your life

Wh...

"Stress overload makes us stupid. Solid research proves it. When we get overstressed, it creates a nasty chemical soup in our brains that makes it hard to pull out of the anxious depressive spiral." ~ Gail Sheehy

I've seen the workplace jungle in times of change.

While adaptation to a new wor...

I was six when my dad dropped a beetle in my hand. It was turquoise blue—a color I've grown to love for its purpose and power in life, especially among Native American cultures. But this beetle was from Egyptian soil.

And its significance outweighed any rolling of the dice in work or in life...

"When I see a spider, I usually ask someone to kill it for me," says the arachnophobe. "And even after it's dead, I won't go near the corpse for 24 hours."

Feeding Fear

Fight or flight. How true in life—and in business.

Fear stems from the most primordial part of the brain. Whether caused by a...

Yup, grass. It sometimes "seems greener" on the other side of the fence. The question is, which fence...and is it time to jump or not?

To leap or not to leap

Lost that spark at work? Not inspired by your company's mission anymore?

Lack of leadership? Lagging industry?

Or perhaps you're i...

We were en route to a mystical destination...with a 35-foot hand-carved spruce tree ladder to transport us through the final stretch. Evoking hope, eagerness, competitiveness and fear, the ladder triggered a vision of heroes long ago, ascending rough terrain. Symbol of something special? Yo...

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