How to Succeed

How to Succeed

Managers, Idea People, and Workers

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I love watching Westerns. What fascinates me about them is that what typically occurs in these movies occurs in any organization–and the success of this process is what determines the success or failure of the organization. In most Westerns, the...

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Plant Yourself in Good Soil

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There is nothing more important to your long-term success than finding and keeping yourself in a healthy environment. I have known so many people out there with incredible talent who insist on remaining in the wrong environment and, consequently, they...

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Slipping, Falling Down, Gravity, and Your Career

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Over the past few years my wife has watched a television show called Project Runway pretty religiously. Since she likes to watch television in the evenings after our daughter has gone to bed, I have seen countless episodes of this show. It involves young,...

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Rules, Your Nature, and Your Career

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I went into the basement today, and without realizing it, I pulled out an old list of goals and rules I created for myself around 15 years ago. I remember writing them down as I was completing a yearlong clerkship with a federal judge and preparing to...

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The Importance of Being Extraordinary

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Several years ago I was giving a speech at a law school that I think is ranked about number 25 or so in the United States. I was the only speaker and at least 100 law students had turned up to hear me speak to them about the job market. At the time, the...

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How to Manage Crisis

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One of the scariest things for any of us is being in crisis. A crisis can be defined several ways. It can be: the loss of a job a divorce a traumatic injury a death the alienation of a loved one due to a fight or disagreement a severe illness or even...

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Awaken Your Spirit

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The most productive state you can be in is when you are “awakened” in a way that drives you toward a goal with an almost unstoppable “fire in the belly.” People who experience this awakening have an enthusiasm within them that moves them in...

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Are You a Quality Product?

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One of the most amazing things about living where I do, in Malibu, California, is observing how well many people treat themselves and how seriously they take themselves. I know numerous people who have the following: • Personal trainers (to motivate...

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Cool Hand Luke and Being Who You Want to Be

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A short time ago I was talking with a neighbor of mine about where to send my daughter to school. He was proud to tell me that he was sending his own daughter to a private school, and he said a lot of great things about the institution. Then he said something...

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How Much Do You Want Your Dream?

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I live on the beach in Malibu, California, on a cliff overlooking the ocean. I have a fairly large lot for the area and regularly rent out my house and lot for weddings, television shows, model shoots, and that sort of thing. I enjoy this. It is fun...

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Job Market

Look at Your Job (or the Job You Are Seeking) from Your Employer’s Point of View

By on Oct 10,2020

Businesses who understand what their clients want, rather than what they presume their clients want, tend to perform much better than their competitors. You must view your service from your client’s point of view. In a job search you must view your potential employers as customer. You must find out what is important to your employer or interviewer, and you will stand out in your job search.

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