Entries by Jeff Chapski

Everyone Has Something to Contribute

In her Wall Street Journal Online article, Reverse Mentoring Cracks Workplace, Leslie Kwoh writes about “reverse mentoring” whereby older, more experienced employees are paired with younger employees who serve as their mentors.  This approach can be especially helpful to teach older employees about the latest technology such as Skype and iPhone apps and popular social media […]

Play More Golf to Increase Your Compensation by 17%

A recent Economist.com article, espouses the virtues of golf as it relates to conducting business. The article includes quotes from the CEO of Wentworth Golf Club, considered one of the top 100 in the world, who highlights several benefits of the game including, “. . . golf is a fine test of character. When you […]

Top Eight Rules of Networking

Networking is a critical skill for a successful career.  When you learn to do it well, you will enjoy yourself.  If not, networking can be excruciating for you and the people around you.   Approach networking with the idea that you want to help others and you’ll be amazed at how much you receive in return. […]

How to Adopt a Sales Mindset

Harvey Mackay, author of The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World (Portfolio Penguin, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2011) and the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive, offers thirteen simple rules for becoming your own sales superstar. Mackay’s rules apply to both business owners and professionals who […]

Career-ology Publishes Free Tools

Today, Career-ology published two free resource available. The first tool, Overview-LinkedIn, provides an overview of the key features and functions of LinkedIn, tips on getting started and a list of additional resources for training.  LinkedIn is most popular professional social media site with more than 100 million members.  Are you on LinkedIn?  If not, you […]

Competition vs. Self-motivation

Seth Godin’s advice on this issue is to “run your own race.”  Godin continues, “the rear view mirror is one of the most effective motivational tools ever created.” I would say that it is also one of the most seductive sources of motivation. If you listen to interviews with elite athletes– especially those who participate […]

Traits of Good Leaders?

Rachel Farrell at CareerBuilder.com posted “23 traits of good leaders.”  The list includes input from five leadership professionals. Here is a compilation of the 23 traits provided by these professionals: Honesty Focus Passion Respect