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Forget Naughty or Nice. This Christmas, give “Radical Candor” a Try

This Christmas season, don’t settle for Santa’s “Nice” list. This former Google exec says the real gift we should give is “radical candor.” Ever gotten some painful, maybe embarrassing, but (sadly!) accurate feedback? Not fun. Executive coach and former Google exec Kim Scott recounts (fondly!) the day her boss took her aside and told her “You say um a lot, and it makes you sound stupid.” Rather than being offended or becoming defensive about this direct, negative feedback, Scott– a.)...

Get Clarity on Your Personal Brand

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be conducting a workshop at Westminster College’s Westminster Weekend this Friday. The topic is personal branding and career development. We’re going to zoom out wide to get clarity on personal brand and then zoom in and do some hands-on career development projects. It’ll be both enlightening AND productive. (And I’m going to talk about my all-time favorite resume client–the world’s foremost expert on...

Checklist for a Great Resume

One of the challenges for many people in preparing a great resume is…knowing what exactly makes up a great resume. Here’s a handy checklist of the major components of a strong resume. How does your resume measure up? Does it look sharp? Good looks aren’t everything, but they certainly help. Make sure your resume is easy to read—clean, not cluttered; sharp, not confusing. Does it have a well-designed letterhead with your name larger than surrounding text? Does it include your contact...

How to Motivate People at Work

Ever feel baffled by a coworker’s failure to follow through on a commitment? (He said he’d finish that report today!) Or dismayed by your own flakiness? (I swore I wouldn’t have a doughnut at lunch!) It can feel confusing and frustrating when we can’t figure out how to motivate someone (including ourselves) to follow through. But deep down, we all realize that rolling our eyes at others’ foibles isn’t kind-hearted or productive. That’s where the Rubin Tendencies framework comes in. Gretchen...

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