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  The chances of investing a career with one company effectively went away in the nineties. Oh, there are still a few out there but the reality is most will invest a big part of their lives with multiple companies – and the average amount of...

I’ve walked the corporate trail a pretty long time. Somewhere along the way I began to appreciate there were a few KEYS that distinguished really effective Career travelers.   I refer to them as part of the Master Class in the book The Compass Solution: A Guide...

When I started in the corporate world a long time ago I labored under the assumption that every hour of every day was created equally. Boy, was I wrong. I had no concept of the importance of the “pivotal moments” – the ones that sometimes distinguished careers...

    A few months back I had occasion to sit down with a colleague who had grown bitter over the company, their career, and the future in general.   Not uncommon – in fact, it happens everyday in the corporate world.   That point when our dreams collide with reality...

Not too long ago I enjoyed the opportunity to bring a leadership team to beautiful Asheville, NC. If you’ve never been please make it a point to go there. One of the best places on the planet to stop, regroup, and consider what’s most important...

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sail.” - William Arthur Ward   Here’s another in the series of tips offered to help make sure you ultimately win your career. Hard fact – your corporate life is not always...

Navigating a career isn’t easy. Much of The Compass Solution represents an “insider’s perspective” on things you need to know – and not always what others are going to tell you. (to include your company, by the way) So in that vein, here’s a little clue...

“This story is about you.” -Horace When I was 11 years old there was a movie that screened across our old black and white TV that captivated me. (OK, for those of you that have difficulty imagining a B&W – get over it.) The Wizard of Oz played...

What Does WINNING Your Career Really Mean? I spent years struggling to be successful in my career.  Success – early on – meant more responsibility, more money, sometimes more impressive titles – and if I were completely honest, more acknowledgement and recognition from my company. Said another...

In the United States, Department of Labor statistics suggests a steady rise in voluntary job resignations – with an estimated 3.2 million in the month of May alone. The figures are rising. In fact, more than 3 million employees walked on their jobs each month this year....