Entries by Jeff Chapski

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

“Does that make sense?”

In his Harvard Business Review Blog Network post, Jerry Weissman makes the point that for many people asking “does that make sense?” during a presentation has become a filler.  Other well know examples of fillers include: “like,” “you know,” “to be honest,” and the all too frequent and dreaded “um.”  Jerry is an expert at […]

The Best of Seth

Seth Godin’s wisdom of the day. . . here is the conclusion of the post: “Reading every single trade journal, for example, or understanding the marketing, engineering and sales of your field–there are countless ways to go deep instead of merely paying lip service to the current flavor of the moment.” Read Seth’s entire (short) […]

5 “Sticky” Interview Tactics

Nick Corcodilos (a.k.a. Ask the Headhunter) provides five “sticky” interview tactics which will help set you apart in today’s ultra-competitive job market.  Read the full article.  Here is a preview: Attach yourself to the work. Let the manager see you as an employee. Inspire employees to talk about you. Inspire employers to talk about you. […]