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Career Strategy speaking tour at Microsoft last week

Last week I took my first road trip to talk about the Career Strategy Framework with my fellow Microsoft colleagues at the Make It Happen Career Conference in Mountain View, CA.   A day later I spent the morning speaking at a career advisory program in Bellevue, WA. This side job has become a personal passion […]

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Gratitude is contagious

A few weeks ago at church our pastor spoke about the importance of gratitude in our life.  In a world where the daily news is filled tragedy, scandal and greed this was a refreshing reminder for us to be thankful for what we do have instead of what we don’t have.   He challenged us to offer […]

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Presenting at the Microsoft Global Women’s Conference

On October 23, 2013 I had the honor of speaking at the Microsoft Global Women’s Conference in Redmond.  It was an amazing day presenting to over 7oo people and learning from the inspirational women at Microsoft.  This was my first time attending this global event and I did not know what to really expect.  Preparing for the event and what I […]

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My One B1G Thing

Over the last few years I have shared my passion for career strategy and management with many people within Microsoft.   While career strategy and mentoring others has always been an interest,  I really did not know if this was a special talent.  Even if I had something special nobody really knew what I was selling […]

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Innovate Yourself for Success

The world around us is changing each day and our relevance is at risk unless we change with it.   Success over the lifetime of your career depends on your ability to detect the subtle dynamics that shape business.  Mega trends have the potential to make you irrelevant or less valuable.  The key to remaining successful in your personal […]

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Walking the wheel of life one day at a time

Over the last few weeks I have shared the theory and examples of the Career Strategy Framework with hundreds of people of Microsoft.  It has been an amazing experience so I thought I would share one concept that appears to resonate with many people. We all struggle to bring balance to our life and in […]

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What Are You Selling To Who and Why?

Choosing where and how to compete is the essence of competitive strategy for any business.  These same decisions are required for your personal career strategy and yet many people do not take a market-driven approach to decide where to apply their assets.  This is probably the most important strategy decision you make that will impact […]

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Tell Your Career Strategy Story

Over the years as a manager at Microsoft I have always told my team members that I could not support their career unless I knew their story.   While we all know that we need other people to help us achieve success most people have a hard time telling their story.  These are often the people who see others achieving success […]

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