Bev's Blog

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:05 pm

Want to start today to prepare for success later? Be methodical about creating a stronger brand.

Your brand both shapes and influences how people the talk about you, how they evaluate you, and their willingness to trust you. It says something not only about who you truly are but also about what others think you can accomplish.

Tue, Apr 9, 2013 1:04 pm

Has the tumultuous job market got you fretting about what to do next?  You're not alone.  And among the folks wondering about their next career are millions of Baby Boomers.  Many don't plan on early retirement, but they worry age discrimination or technological shifts might block their way to a new phase. 

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 9:44 am

I'm enjoying the controversy Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has stirred up with her instant bestseller, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to LeadSandberg argues that, despite gender biases still prevalent in the workplace, hesitating and offering excuses won't get women anywhere. She urges women, instead, to believe in themselves, fully engage, step up and "lean in."

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 2:41 pm

When I first met Gayle Williams-Byers in the early '90s I was impressed by her determination.  At the time, she had begun a coveted internship in the White House.  She was supposed to be writing a paper about her learning experience as an intern, for 12 hours of academic credit from Case Western Reserve University, where she was a junior. 

Gayle's problem was that the only work she was given at the White House was making photocopies. She needed those credit hours, but didn't feel she would be able to claim them because she wasn't learning anything.