Are You Designing Your Own Career, Or Is Someone Else Controlling It?

This article by Michael Pollock first appeared on Forbes.com If you’re not always thinking about what should be next for you in your career — and what might be next after that — you may well find your working life following a trajectory that is not of your own choosing. This can easily become the norm as […]

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Censorship. That’s what we need.

Wait…what?? Yikes — really? Well that’s what I was told by some paintings featured at the Whitney Biennial. I was moved to take a longer look at the raw material for those startling works, an essay by Ian Svenonius, which was here interpreted beautifully by Frances Stark’s big page paintings. Some of the words are quoted below, […]

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Not Sure What You Want To Do Next In Your Career? Here’s How To Brainstorm

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on forbes.com Truly creative professionals are always searching for new ways to do better, more interesting work. It could be a promotion, a change of job, an evolution of their artistic style, an innovative technology, a new team, or new ways of thinking. Maybe they are even […]

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Here’s an important tip for making smarter decisions

Alfred P Sloan – a onetime GM chairman  – once ended a board meeting shortly after it had begun saying: “I take it we are all in complete agreement on the decision….Then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain […]

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Don’t let your new job title become a disappointment

Just because you like being ECD, or COO or SVP Design Director in one place doesn’t mean that a like-titled job somewhere else will be the same. Just because you feel you should have your boss’s title doesn’t mean you’ll be happy when you get it. Titles on their own tell you remarkably little about the actual job. […]

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How To Talk About A Career Gap, Or Your Less-Than-Thrilling Job

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on Forbes.com You’re clear about your career aspirations — the work you really want to be doing — but sometimes, fate didn’t work in your favor, and you’ve had to accept the second best job just to pay the rent. Or third best. Or maybe you took […]

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Are You Planning Your Career? You Should Be

You’re always assessing your career situation, right? You yourself are changing and growing, and despite your best hopes, history does not always move forward to a “more perfect” future. So what are you thinking? Will you decide to stay with your current employer and make the best of it, or have you been thinking about […]

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