23 Ways To Make A Name For Yourself

23 Ways To Make A Name For Yourself

Whether you want to be loved and accepted, respected and recognized or promoted and prized, these are my secrets to making your mark. On the eve of my company’s 23rd anniversary, I sat down and asked myself, “How did I get here?” The following is a short list of the...
How to Negotiate A Great Salary

How to Negotiate A Great Salary

Strike your best deal and feel good about it! Here are tips from one of the country’s top negotiation experts. What are your salary requirements?  What does the right package look like for you?  Those questions can be tough to answer, especially if you’ve lost a big...
How To Sell Your Ideas Like Don Draper

How To Sell Your Ideas Like Don Draper

Could playing small be what’s keeping you from winning big in business? Each time I sit down to watch an episode of Mad Men I’m drawn in by the power that Don Draper commands in a meeting. He knows that he’s got the right idea. His cocksure pitch blankets the client...
The Importance of Celebrating You

The Importance of Celebrating You

Feeling self-conscious? Doubting your value? It may be time to throw yourself a party. I have been celebrating my birthday over the past couple of weeks. I attended intimate dinners and cocktail events that I arranged in my honor in Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Los...
How To Create A Culture of Fearless Innovation

How To Create A Culture of Fearless Innovation

Quality and customer service are no longer differentiators. Innovation is what creates a sustainable competitive advantage. I’m feeling like the word “marketing” should be retired. I know this may sound like blasphemy to most of you, but what I see driving success in...
5 Ways To Hit Your Peak

5 Ways To Hit Your Peak

Some of us peak in high school and some of us find career fulfillment at 70. Have you hit your peak? At the beginning of December, my 13-year-old daughter told me that she wanted to switch to a private prep school after Winter Break. The alternative school she was...