Changing Careers

Is Your Career “Paint by Numbers” or “Connect the Dots”?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I simply can’t understand how you’re doing this with your career!” Take my father and I for example. My father has spent his entire career working his way up...

Developing Expertise Outside Your Industry

No matter your industry, it’s almost certain you have some expertise in an industry other than your own. Maybe you’re a lawyer who loves winemaking or a CEO who dabbles in golf instruction. The things outside our da...

Being “Tapped”

At some point in your career, you’ve likely heard the word “tapped” used to describe a high level individual zeroing in on someone within a company and personally choosing them to lead a project or department....


Jobs in Your 20s – What You Need to Learn from Them

There will be times at every stage in your career where you say, “Why am I putting up with this bullshit?” There will be times when you feel like you’re not learning enough. And when it comes to your 20s, spec...

5 Reasons to Make a Lateral Move

We’ve talked about the career lattice, and more recently we told you about Sheryl Sandberg calling careers a jungle gym. But no matter the analogy, the truth is, the ladder conversation….is out. The Glass Hammer sco...

Your 20′s Matter

The Big Think recently interviewed clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay and published the article “Thirty Is Not the New Twenty: Why Your 20s Matter.” The point? It’s easy for us to dismiss our 20s as times when ...


Unexpected Lessons You’ll Learn from Changing Careers

Sure, you might change jobs a few times here or there. But did you see yourself changing careers entirely? Maybe not. You go to college, you pick a major, and even if you change jobs here and there, chances are you went in thin...

Why Your GPA is the Least Important Thing About You

As children, we’re conditioned to love it when we see an A on the top of our paper. As we grow, this trend continues with schools assigning not only letters but numbers to our academic performance, causing high school and...

The Rise of the “Microjob”

You likely have friends who are freelancers – either for a single company or for multiple companies. You also likely know individuals who are consultants, either in-house with a consulting firm or with their own consultin...


Do You Want to be a Success? Or a Revolutionary?

There is even a revolution taking place in revolutions. The upsurges sweeping the Middle East are harbingers of change.  Social media didn’t cause the Arab Spring, injustice did.  Social media didn’t create the revolution...