Month: September 2013

The Key to Getting Ahead at Work

Renie Cavallari wrote an article recently for careerbuilder.com that contained some excellent advice for getting ahead at work. The key is to be willing to go the extra mile with a positive attitude and a smile on your face. This includes staying late if necessary to finish a project, helping clean up a mess even…

Advice for Being a Good Conversationalist

An article by Elizabeth Bernstein, which recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal, contained some excellent advice for being a good conversationalist. First, ask lots of questions. According to the article, “People love to talk about themselves and often will think you are a great conversationalist if you talk about them and not yourself.” For…

Every Noteworthy Accomplishment Begins with Risk

The “Business Lesson” section in the August issue of Spirit Magazine featured Marty Sklar, Walt Disney’s legendary creative director. He was asked the question: “Is taking risks worth risking failure?” His answer was: “The only people who don’t fail are the people who aren’t doing anything. Those who make the giant leaps in business are…