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Is your career ladder leaning against the wrong wall?

Is your career ladder leaning against the wrong wall?

Article first published on Forbes.com When we are immersed in the task at hand — jamming for a deadline, perhaps in the weeds of some brand’s positioning or designing a wonderful, immersive experience for a product that plays no part in our own lives —…

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Change: incessant revolution, and silos of creative specialty

Change: incessant revolution, and silos of creative specialty

Should we fear change? Change is hard – but designing change can be fun. Organizational change or transition is particularly hard, and its success is rooted firmly on having a coherent and collaborative management team that shares a clear vision. One of the cycles that is…

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More corporate culture amazingness!

More corporate culture amazingness!

Last time in the corporate culture section we had a bit of wonderfully tortured biz speak from the BBC. This time I was looking at some of its US counterparts to see what they say about themselves. Here are just a few excerpts from their…

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Satin Island, a novel about anthropology, tribes and corporations

Satin Island, a novel about anthropology, tribes and corporations

Tom McCarthy’s book Satin Island is a funny and very smart novel. An anthropologist has been recruited by a charismatic CEO to work in a giant corporation – hilarity and insight ensue. The New York Review of Books wrote “As if Kafka and J.G.Ballard had…

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To bring your ideas to life – write them down

To bring your ideas to life – write them down

  Stefan Sagmeister’s classic 1996 poster for Warner Bros Music Inc. Art direction & design: Stefan Sagmeister. Photography: Timothy Greenfield Sanders   When you have an inkling that you want to change something: your career, your business, whatever – of course let things swirl around in your…

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How to get your boss promoted – and out of your way!

How to get your boss promoted – and out of your way!

  This article first appeared on forbes.com.  What’s your next career move? How about moving up into your boss’s spot? Have you ever thought about that? Of course you have — your career has to keep advancing — but is that particular move upwards actually…

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Career coaching: Q+A’s from forbes.com

Career coaching: Q+A’s from forbes.com

Along with some other coaches I have contributed answers to Q+As on forbes.com Here are some of them: How a Personal Writing Practice Can Further Your Career Goals | onforb.es/1SFfXX4 How to Reach Out to An Industry Leader For Advice onforb.es/1pqesCb How to Find The…

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A Corporate Culture Moment

A Corporate Culture Moment

This is the first in an occasional feature highlighting some head-scratching examples from today’s corporate cultures. Here’s a job ad from the BBC, as discovered by Private Eye Magazine. “The HRBP (People Development) is a role within a specialist team that provides deep expertise and thought…

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Stop! Don’t use your network.

Stop! Don’t use your network.

Networking is of course critical to your career: with the people you’ve met who can advise you, mentor you, help you in so many ways – people who know you, trust you, respect your abilities and see your potential. These relationships are the keys to…

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Your career: a voyage of discovery

Your career: a voyage of discovery

  Many creative professionals are not only doing what they are doing now – but their minds are naturally trying to figure out what they will do next in their career. Will it be a natural progression from where they are now.  Will it be…

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