Why You Should Create A Vision Statement For Your Own Career

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on forbes.com As a smart, creative professional, you know all too well what it is to have a vision for your brand, product or movie. But do you have a vision for yourself? Do you have any idea how you want your own career to develop? What […]

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Distracted from the task at hand? Embrace it.

This article appeared first on Forbes.com      Do you get easily distracted from the task at hand? I do. My mind wanders. Writing this piece is, for me, a distraction from my client work. I didn’t plan it, it just seemed to get itself started. And hopefully reading it is a welcome distraction for […]

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Job Squashing Your Creativity? Start Your Own Creative Lab And Advance Your Career

This article by Michael Pollock appeared first on Forbes.com Do you consider your working self to be creative? Of course you do. You’re always sure there’s a better way to get things done. Your creativity might manifest itself in the innovative way you manage a team or the clever way you construct a legal defense […]

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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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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 — then we can easily lose sight of who we are […]

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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 head for a while – but then start putting the […]

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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 the right one for you? The first step is to […]

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The best thing you can do to advance your career

Article first published on Forbes.com You work hard and your work is good. But you’ve been in this slot for a couple of years and are starting to think about what’s next for your career. You love what you do; you love your team, your boss and your company. Everything seems perfect, but you’ve begun […]

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Take a zero day – and tomorrow you will surge ahead

The expression “zero day” I learned from my son when he walked the Appalachian Trail from end to end one summer. Some days he made 20+ miles, some better, some not so much. Through snow and heat and rain. But every now and again he rested for a day in his hammock-tent or in some bunkhouse […]

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