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Archive: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

1 loss, many wins

Those who succeed understand that there is much to be learned from events that do not go as planned and the ability to put things in perspective is crucial.

By Celeste Owens | January 14, 2010; 10:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kiss a lot of frogs

In real life, success or failure isn't the main issue. Rather, it's how you handle the failure -- what you learned and how you get things back on track.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | January 14, 2010; 12:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Four ways into risk

Evaluate your circumstances before deciding how risky to be. While it's true that fortune favors the bold, knowing when to be bold and when not to can save your life.

By Seth Kahan | January 14, 2010; 12:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Leadership on Leno

Just because NBC president Jeff Zucker took a risk and flopped doesn't mean he's not a good leader. In fact, his skills, vision and willingness to take a risk make him a natural-born leader.

By Michael J. Berland | January 14, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (9)

Is Leno a Loser?

When it comes to risk, the question is this: How fast do you want to go and can you survive the consequences of your failure?

By Garrison Wynn | January 14, 2010; 12:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

Smart risks, dumb risks

A risk-taker may chart a course against the wind with a specific goal in mind, but a gambler throws caution to the winds and hopes for the best. Hope is not a strategy.

By Patricia McGuire | January 14, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Roll the dice

The most important thing was that NBC actually took the gamble. We all need to do that, because without the gamble, nothing changes.

By Eric Schaeffer | January 14, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (4)

Passion and pride

As a young man I once had a passion for being a soldier and am proud to have served. Now, today in Vietnam, I have appreciation for the opportunity to serve our nation again

By Jan Scruggs | January 11, 2010; 8:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Satisfaction is key

Dissatisfaction with a job can actually help push someone toward a new, more satisfying job and greater success.

By Tamara Darvish | January 11, 2010; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

It's your choice

Job satisfaction is an attitude that each of us has the choice to make. Imagine the difference it would make if each person owned responsibility for their job satisfaction, career and happiness.

By Misti Burmeister | January 11, 2010; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Success without satisfaction

The average worker may not need need job satisfaction in order to succeed. But the average leader needs to provide it -- otherwise, he or she may fail as a leader.

By Seth Kahan | January 11, 2010; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Improving the odds

Enoying the job greatly enhances the likelihood you will do well. If you enjoy it, you are more likely to be good at what you do.

By Tom Heath | January 11, 2010; 12:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is satisfaction overrated?

The link between job satisfaction and success is strong in some cases and weak in others. It depends on whether the workers' on-the-job productivity comes mostly from a skill or a talent.

By Garrison Wynn | January 11, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hand in hand

When I left my old job to work in the non-profit world, my life changed. Yes, I was making a lot less money. But suddenly, I was working for something I loved to do.

By Eric Schaeffer | January 11, 2010; 12:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stop whining!

The kind of "job dissatisfaction" that the recent Conference Board study reports is emblematic of the modern American culture of complaint, where no slight, whether real or perceived, is too small to blow up into a world class grievance.

By Patricia McGuire | January 11, 2010; 12:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

It's all about passion

The key is to find a job you are passionate about. You will put in more effort without feeling overworked. The real goal is to find work that does not feel like a job.

By Ashok Bajaj | January 11, 2010; 12:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

It worked for me

Generally, you have a better chance at being successful at work if you are doing what you like to do.

By Daniel A. Domenech | January 11, 2010; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

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