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Networking by any other name

Remembering names can be the secret to successful networking opportunities at holiday parties.

By Marshall Brown | December 14, 2010; 06:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Following up after an interview

Many candidates don't realize that what they do afterwards can have as great an impact as what they do during an interview. Following up after an interview is essential.

By Marshall Brown | October 26, 2010; 06:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

What? No business card?

A business card can say a lot about your brand, your image and your professionalism and can help you find a job if you are "between successes."

By Marshall Brown | October 14, 2010; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Is it time to leave your job? Pt. 2

If you think hard but can't find one thing about your job that you actually enjoy doing, it's time to change things up. There are other signs, as well.

By Marshall Brown | October 8, 2010; 06:23 AM ET | Comments (2)

Personal branding for success

Branding yourself as an expert is all about getting other people to recognize something about you that you already know.

By Marshall Brown | October 5, 2010; 06:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

Motivating others in the workplace

Motivating your employees is not about control. It's about helping to unleash their best.

By Marshall Brown | September 27, 2010; 06:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dealing with change Pt. 2

Here are five strategies to help you manage change successfully.

By Marshall Brown | September 23, 2010; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Dealing with change Pt. 1

For many of us, when change is afoot serenity is far from our reach. Instead, emotions are much closer to the surface and can flare up at the most inopportune times.

By Marshall Brown | September 22, 2010; 06:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Finding joy at work

Beiing joyful about your work results from feeling interested and engaged in your job and feeling as if you are making a difference by doing it.

By Marshall Brown | September 21, 2010; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obstacles to midlife career change

Midlife is a lot like being a teenager again--only with more wisdom. We're still asking what we want to be when we grow up, but our concerns are deeper, more profound.

By Marshall Brown | September 17, 2010; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

What is job satisfaction? Part 3

There's no quick fix to finding fulfilling work, the kind of job that gets you out of bed in the morning before the alarm clock rings.

By Marshall Brown | September 15, 2010; 06:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

What is job satisfaction? Pt. 2

I continue today with my three-part series.

By Marshall Brown | September 8, 2010; 05:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

What Is job satisfaction? Pt. 1

In my work, I have identified 10 areas that contribute to my clients' satisfaction at work. While all of these areas play a part in job satisfaction, how they are prioritized will vary.

By Marshall Brown | September 6, 2010; 06:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reinventing your career

Reinventing yourself is always possible if you are systematic and smart about how you do it.

By Marshall Brown | September 2, 2010; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tips on finding a mentor

A mentoring relationship can be rewarding and provide a lot of benefits to the protégé, but establishing one should be done carefully.

By Marshall Brown | August 31, 2010; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Controlling the e-mail flood

Getting a handle on e-mails can mean the difference between productive workdays and workdays filled with frustration.

By Marshall Brown | August 30, 2010; 06:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Coping with increased work

As businesses lay off workers and cut costs, those remaining usually face an increased workload. Stress is almost a given.

By Marshall Brown | August 27, 2010; 06:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Assessing corporate culture

Corporate culture can be described as an organization's "personality" and how things are done there. Corporate culture guides how employees think, act, feel and behave. It

By Marshall Brown | August 9, 2010; 06:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

Check your reputation

Mastering your current job is often a prerequisite for doing anything else.

By Marshall Brown | August 6, 2010; 05:20 AM ET | Comments (3)

Showing gratitude

I encourage you to think about what you are grateful for because it might change your perspective on what you already have.

By Marshall Brown | July 29, 2010; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Developing employee expectations

Many managers seem to lead through mental telepathy. Rather than set clear expectations, they assume their employees know what to do and how to do it.

By Marshall Brown | July 27, 2010; 05:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking for introverts

It is said that necessity is the source for new ideas, new solutions.

By Marshall Brown | July 27, 2010; 03:37 AM ET | Comments (2)

Seek out opportunities

Take charge of your life by assessing your interests and establishing a plan to achieve your goals.

By Marshall Brown | July 21, 2010; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Achieving life and work balance

If you want to maximize your productivity at work and balance it into the larger scheme of your life, focus is crucial.

By Marshall Brown | July 19, 2010; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (2)

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