Current trends aside, there are some lessons you can’t learn from constant job hopping.

When I was a freshman in college, I took a job as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble during my college’s winter field-work term. My friends were taking unpaid internships, but I needed the cash—something that wouldn’t surprise most undergrads today. Read more

Adopting these habits may not make you a billionaire, but it will make you more effective and more successful.

How did Bill Gates get to be the richest person in the world, with a net worth around $80 billion? Being in the right place with the right product at the dawn of the personal computer era certainly had a lot to do with it. But so do some very smart approaches to work and life that all of us can follow. Read more

Whether we like it or not, we spend much of our time working.  Most of us spend over 10 hours a day, 60 hours a week and 2,000 hours a year at work.  So if you aren’t happy with your present career or if you are trying to break into a new field, here are 10 essential habits for getting the job you want having a happier carrier: Read more

Confidence is one of those things that comes naturally with knowledge–you become more confident as you develop and hone a new skill you feel comfortable sharing with others. Unfortunately, our confidence can be easily shattered by a few negative words from someone else or a mistake we have made. Picking ourselves up after a huge confidence killer and finding our confidence again is important to a successful and happy future. Read more

  1. Avoid the meeting after the meeting.

You have a meeting. Issues are raised. Concerns are shared. Decisions are made. Everyone in attendance fully support those decisions. Things are going to happen.

Then someone holds the “meeting after the meeting.” Now she talks about issues she didn’t share in the actual meeting. Now he disagrees with the decisions made in the actual meeting. Read more

Laura Cattano went from working in a restaurant to managing her own business in less than a year and spent “next to nothing” to get started.

Her biggest initial startup costs? Replacing an old computer and spending about $400 to create an LLC. Since then, Cattano’s client list for her professional organizing business has grown to be “in the thousands” and multiple major fashion magazines have featured her work. Read more

We all fall into the trap of refusing to teach the next person what we know so they don’t get to know better than we do. The thought that they add our knowledge to theirs to have a bigger and broader knowledge. Read more

What is Mentorship?

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger, but have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn. Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the “amount of psychosocial support, career guidance, role modeling, and communication that occurs in the mentoring relationships in which the protégés (mentees) and mentors engaged.” Read more

One of the first records of a “mentor” is found in Homer’s The Odyssey. A wise man named Mentor is given the task of educating Odysseus’ son, Telemachus. When Odysseus went to fight in the Trojan War, he entrusted the care of his kingdom and his son to Mentor, a wise and trusted counselor. Read more

“Your business is scaling your business.”

It’s a simple observation, but an important one, shared by Dermalogica CEO and founder Jane Wurwand last week at the inaugural Circular Summit in Houston. She was one of many accomplished female founders who’d converged to talk about what’s needed to grow women-led businesses. Read more