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...
Top Reinvention Artists, 2014

Top Reinvention Artists, 2014

Classic, irreverent, incisive, evocative – here are the most remarkable transformations of 2014 Taylor Swift – 2014 was a banner year for the “1989” creator – Swift officially shook off both country music and her reputation as a lovelorn early-twentysomething, and...
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...
Getting Over Post-Project Depression

Getting Over Post-Project Depression

Ever get that empty feeling when you’ve worked intensely on something big and then it ends? During the first quarter of this year I worked on three major projects that had me zigzagging the country through the dead of winter to New York, LA, Chicago, Detroit, Houston,...
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...