How to Get Hired but Never Get Promoted

Here’s how you get hired but never get promoted: cram for your exams. I know, I know… I’m a professor admonishing students to improve study habits. Enough already. So let me change hats for you – I was in corporate America for 29 years before becoming a college professor. I had my own company for...
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Not a Morning Person…

I have never been a morning person, or really attempted to be one, as the idea of constantly waking up at 5:00 AM sounded like a terrible idea. However, as I have experimented this fall with waking up, I have discovered three things about being up and going before the sun rises. Quietness In a...
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Star Wars: Job Searches and Digital Footprints

You leave a digital footprint everywhere you go and it contributes to your overall public image. It’s accessible to current employers, prospective employers and even marketing companies. Don’t get comfortable!  You might think you’re on your personal laptop, cell phone or tablet, privately communicating with trusted friends. But in reality, you are on the world’s...
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Alone. Not Lonely.

For the last several months I have been going to the same restaurant – Sweet Confections Café in Belton – nearly every day of the week for lunch. After ordering, I sit down alone at the corner table, purposely facing the front door so that I am not distracted by the television up behind my...
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3 Tips for Using PowerPoint

Some people seem to think that “more is better” when it comes to PowerPoint, but actually a minimalist approach will serve you and your audience better. To that end, here are three tips to help you use PowerPoint more effectively. 1. Don’t put too much information on each slide. PowerPoint presentations should enhance what you...
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