• What Is Knowledge?

    Google’s definition of knowledge: facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. Let’s discuss each clause separately. The underlying notion of knowledge is going through a transformation. Memorization of ‘facts and information’ is less important, and building skills is more important. All possible content… Continue Reading

  • It’s Up To You

    It is up to you regarding career development. The quicker you realize this, the quicker you are on a career path towards happiness and success. Moreover, you become an active participant and therefore increase the effectiveness of what you are trying to accomplish; for example, you show up to a performance review well versed on… Continue Reading

  • Likely You Should Participate in Online Personal Branding

    I recently read counter-arguments regarding the relevancy of personal branding. Some of the common themes include: heavy self-promotion, blog and social media commitments, and attention hogging. My first reaction to the recent trend of “personal branding,” that it’s really just an ego-driven waste of time. (1) Still, I think most professionals benefit from projecting their… Continue Reading

  • Steps in Online Personal Branding

    Whenever possible, you should follow a logical progression as you construct an online personal brand. (I say ‘whenever possible’ because for many of us it is something we have to react to what is already out there.) But ideally speaking, you want to establish an identity before projecting it onto networks and social media. And as you… Continue Reading

  • Create a Slogan for Your Personal Brand

    Finding a way to represent your emotional value in a slogan is a powerful way to reach your audience. This is what companies do frequently. A good example is with car manufacturers. Here are some examples of one word phrases car manufacturers have established with their brands: Volvo – safety, Volkswagen – economy, Mercedes –… Continue Reading

  • New Book: A Skills-Based Approach to Developing a Career

      A Skills-Based Approach is centered on the development of a skill set throughout a career. It is a progression of four stages: planning, building, presenting, and validating. In the book, I walk you through the stages by describing their intended objectives and specific ways to achieve them. There is a lot of attention given to career… Continue Reading

  • Finding Career Happiness Is Not Easy

    I preach how important it is to find career happiness and fulfillment, but I understand that it might not be an easy endeavor. I watched a sobering PBS Frontline documentary Two American Families, which chronicles two families struggling to survive in Milwaukee. Bill Moyers interviews the families spanning a little more than a decade. What… Continue Reading