Thinking about reinventing yourself professionally so you can switch fields or move up the ladder in your current career? A good way to start is by giving yourself a “Personal 360” interview.
Would you like to have a famous author, prominent entrepreneur or well-heeled venture capitalist in your network? Of course. But they almost always appear out of reach. Unless your cousin went to college with Malcolm Gladwell or your dad spent his teens spinning records with Richard Branson, it may seem like there’s no way into their inner circles.
In 2010, I started blogging for the Huffington Post and the Harvard Business Review – not necessarily because I wanted to become a blogger so badly, but because I realized that the modern imperative to “build a platform” (and blogging is a key component of this) was a necessary precursor to everything else I wanted to do
Who would want an employee that overlooks details? Why her boss is onto something – and maybe you should consider being less responsible at work, too.
How to succeed this year even when you’ve failed before: “My dad’s greatest fear about who I was as a young man, was having a lack of hunger.”
Shifting careers is often hard to explain. Whether you’re moving from one department to another in your own company or starting over in an entirely different field, you’re likely to face a litany of rejoinders.
Building your professional reputation can seem like an impossible task. How can I make a name for myself, with seven billion people in the world?
When I began my business career, I reinvented a lot – from being a journalist to a political spokesperson to a nonprofit director.
In journalism, there’s an expression: Don’t bury the lead (also known as the “lede”). Basically, it means you should write the most important thing first.
In June 2011, I signed a book deal with Harvard Business Review Press. Because the process of landing a book contract can be so opaque and discouraging, I wanted to share the story of how I did it.