The importance of being enthusiastic
Enthusiasm, the “irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.”
“Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points,” says..
Maintain a career brag-book
Your future promotion would like to thank you now. If you’re a junior career professional, whether you’re in academia or industry, keep a brag book, a work portfolio of sorts, one that showcases your tangible and intangible impact at work, as well as others’ appreciation of you. A brag-book sets you apart. A brag-book is […]
Act like you have it
Dear Nicky, In 2001, I was an assistant professor starting out at Carnegie Mellon,
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Ask for more before you ask for more
Dear Nicky, You feel you’ve done a great job. But nobody notices it.
How to give a great presentation in the Jurassic Park style
You’re asked to give a research talk, but you’re stuck for inspiration when putting together your slides. Your want your talk to engage, entertain, and inspire.
Sell people on your credibility before you sell them on your ideas
Selling gets a bad rap. Most people view selling as manipulating or pressuring people with words. The phrase “I’m not sold on it” says it right there. You feel you’re being imposed or put upon. Selling is about communicating well. Selling is about having credibility with your audience so that your communication goes over well. […]
Builders should be sellers
11 years ago, when I started YinzCam, I had my fair share of doubters. I was told that there was just no way that the company would survive if led by me. “You’re an engineer. You don’t know business. You don’t have a network. You don’t know the industry. You can’t sell.” It’s true. I […]
How to spot a leader in the making
Look for those who change the dynamic in t..
Why every student needs to be on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the way that employers scout potential future employees, and it’s where employees can scout potential future bosses. It’s where a university’s alumni network lives. It’s where you can find future investors for your startup ideas. It’s where you can ask someone for introductions to career sponsors or mentors. It’s a giant global social resume database.
The urgency of starting. Stop thinking. Start starting.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doin..
Who carries your paper into the room where decisions get made?
Who carries your paper into the room? Today, I listened to a remarkable TED talk from Carla Harris on How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work. There’s no question that you want to have a mentor for your professional life. A mentor tells you the good, the bad, the […]