How to Get Better at Anything


Performance = Potential – Interference In her book Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity, Danessa Knaupp tells the story of Tim Gallwey, who authored The Inner Game of Tennis in the 1970s. Gallwey claimed he could teach anyone to play competitive tennis in less than an hour, and managed to prove his … Continue reading How to Get Better at Anything

LinkedIn Tells You the Skills You Need and Offers Free Learning


If you don’t have these skills, now is the perfect time to learn. Join LinkedIn next week for the Week of Learning. It’s dedicated to helping you get a better job — whether you’re looking for a promotion, or searching for a new gig. LinkedIn Learning’s 5,000+ courses will be free, including the courses that can teach you the Top Skills of 2016.

Software Skills on Demand


http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/cloud-computing-desk-royalty-free-image/171998918 (This article originally appeared in my column in the Florida Times-Union.) If you’re in a career transition, you may need to brush up or acquire skills to be competitive. If it’s been a while since you’ve used the latest version of Office software, or a job posting requires a skill you don’t have, Lynda.com … Continue reading Software Skills on Demand

Engineering Students Learn by Doing


(This article originally appeared in The Florida Times-Union at http://www.jacksonville.com.) It was March, so it wasn’t surprising to see a group of young men discussing brackets. But these weren’t the usual March brackets. The young men in question are engineering students at Palatka High School and they were double checking the math on load-bearing formulas. … Continue reading Engineering Students Learn by Doing

The Online Learning Revolution


If your goal is to improve your technical skills in 2016, you have a variety of affordable options. Online learning platforms allow you to access high quality courses at work or at home.  Most offer plans for individuals and business, so companies can take advantage of training that might normally be out of reach for … Continue reading The Online Learning Revolution

How to Hack Your First Job


It’s graduate time, and thousands of young graduates will be entering the market looking for their first “real” job. Many of them (and their parents) find this time to be filled with anxiety. Will I be competitive? Will I get a job that inspires me (and pays the bills)? Will I make enough to move out on my own and start the life I’ve always dreamed of?

My best advice: relax.

Best Jobs of 2015


Each Year, U.S. News and World Report generates a list of the best jobs for the coming year. The occupations selected are those the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022. Those top 100 jobs, from the industries of business, creative, construction, health care, social services and technology, are then ranked based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary and job satisfaction.

Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA


If you’re interested in switching careers through an MBA, you’ll want to do some soul searching before you apply to a particular program. While an MBA may be an excellent vehicle for career change, it may also require a hefty investment. Therefore, it’s a good idea to figure out where you want your MBA to lead you before you pursue this degree. That process might also help you compile a stronger application essay that contains carefully planned long-term career goals.