Make the new people in your network feel welcome - new employees, new neighbors, new customers, new members - with a note, a quick email or a small gift. There's an HR department that sends new hires a $5 Starbuck's card with a note, "This...

Dan Schawbel, recognized as a 'personal brand guru' by the New York Times, has created a blueprint for self-promotion with Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Written with Gen Y in mind, the book tackles an activity that many, of all ages, find...

Communicate with your customers on their terms, not yours. I can't say this enough. Your ultimate goal is to sell your product or service to make money and be successful. Hempfest took place over this past weekend in Seattle with an unlikely vendor at the front gate...

My son gave me a temporary tattoo (to keep me from getting a real one) for my birthday over the weekend.  It was interesting how differently some people treated me once they saw 'my ink.'  This morning a newscaster quipped that four people in the...

Whew. You have done it; you have made it to Friday. As we head into the weekend, I want to give you something that you can start next week for success. Relax and recharge over the weekend but think about these things as you plan...

In a recent Washington Post (hey Jeff) article, LinkedIn is changing the way you might get your next job or client. Whether you are looking for a job or not, create a professional resume profile on LinkedIn. To get started, check on profiles of others...