Juicy Nuggets: excerpts from Sandra Mobley’s book of the same name and new articles in the spirit of finding passion in your career.

It May Kill Cats, But It Strengthens Relationships

In much of our life our competence is measured by our ability to provide answers. At work, we may feel that asking questions is a sign of weakness or incompetence. But thinking we must have all the answers, whether to save face or to project competence, can have negative results. On the other hand being curious won’t kill us or our careers. In fact, asking questions keeps us from making costly mistakes and helps us build trust.

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Be Your Best Brand

Whether you’re actively cultivating it or not, you have a personal brand. You and your work create an impression that colleagues and clients factor in to how they interact with you. If you are unaware of how you are perceived, ask colleagues to describe your brand....

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JOB FIT: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I know work is a four-letter word, but does it really have to be this painful? During my years of coaching, I've heard many clients express this sentiment. And that’s a shame. I believe work should be joyful and fulfilling. When a client is unhappy at work I want to...

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Saying No For All the Right Reasons

According to change expert Darryl O’Conner, the difference between good companies and great companies isn’t their ability to define priorities, but rather their ability to say no to very good options for the sake of committing to the best option. When we have too many priorities, it is difficult to focus our efforts on accomplishing the key ones, so all suffer.

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When to Press the Pause Button

How many times do we run from one meeting to the next without time to reflect, prepare, or even hit the bathroom?  And if we have spare few minutes, we feel compelled to pull out our digital dog leashes and scroll through emails.  What is the cost of all this constant...

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