Category Archives for "Professional Expertise"

Does Success Bring Happiness or Happiness Bring Success?

Professional Expertise

In what may be the funniest of TED talks, author and psychologist Shawn Achor presents the idea that the most commonly held formula for success is wrong. “If we work hard, we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we will be happy.” Shawn says that recent discoveries in the field […]

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A Guide to Burnout: What It Is, and How to Overcome It

Professional Expertise

You are not alone. Burnout is a common condition among professional business people. A Gallop survey found that 2.7 million workers in Germany reported symptoms of burnout. Another survey found 30% of UK-based HR directors felt their companies had widespread burnout. The effects are serious. These tips from multiple blogs and high-performance people such as […]

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Do You Know the Best Ways to Handle Criticism?

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Shavon Lindley interviewed more than 150 rising female leaders. One of the six pillars of leadership she found was Owning Her Feedback. In this article, Shavon gives actionable advice on how to work with feedback and criticism at work. There’s a lot in here I wish I had known in my early career. It is […]

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I Didn’t Get Killed or Crash the Jet, but Blindly Following the Checklist…

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I didn’t get killed or crash the jet, but blindly following the checklist without considering the context created my most embarrassing moment. It was a typical summer afternoon at the US Air Force base in Arizona where as a lieutenant I was learning to fly a twin-engine jet. A “typical summer day” for Arizona means […]

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How to Think and Write More Clearly using Four Word and PowerPoint Shortcut Keys and One Menu Choice

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After 27 books and a bazillion PowerPoint slides I’ve learned the best way for me to write is just to get my thoughts down as quickly as possible, reorganize them, then let the stuff simmer over night. The next morning is the best time for me to give it a strong edit, cutting as much […]

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Do You Have What It Takes? The Skills 1,261 Recruiters Value Most

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Bloomberg Business reporters Francesca Levy and Christopher Cannon completed the Bloomberg annual survey of which job skills are most valued in managers. They reported their results on Bloomberg.com on February 9, 2016. I thought this was something you might find of value in your career and learning decisions. I hope you do find it of […]

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Driving Your Career with a Personal SWOT Analysis

Professional Expertise

At work we often go to great lengths to analyze, plan, do, and review. Then we get home, relax, and coast. We all need time to renew, rebuild and connect with friends and loved ones. But, what if we took some of our analytic ability and business tools and applied it to our own careers […]

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CriticalToSuccess.com Delayed – to Iceland and Back

Professional Expertise

What a month! I apologize to you for not getting tips to you that could help your careers. I’ve got a stack of helpful tips and tools that I wasn’t able to get to, but now I can start publishing again. It has been an amazing thirty days. Have you ever been hit by one […]

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Connect Emotion and Analytics To Get Action and Impact

Professional Expertise

You can have great analysis and good answers, but if you can’t communicate and create action your work could be futile. I used to make presentations with the attitude, “Here’s the numbers. Here’s the decision I’d recommend. Questions?” That style doesn’t cut it if you want to make an impact. You have to connect the […]

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Connect! How to Use Data and Digital Marketing to Create Lifetime Customers

Professional Expertise

I’ve enjoyed writing books and I think I’ve written some that have helped thousands of people, but this book was both a lot of fun, I got to work with two great co-authors, Lars Petersen and Chris Nash, and this book will change the world of marketing.   Connect is the marketer’s guide to becoming […]

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