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What Are You Willing to Risk?

This article is the tenth in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. I have to admit: I was thrilled, though somewhat surprised, to see “risk aversion” show up on the list of top career-limiting habits a while back. It seems that risk often gets a bad rap in the...

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The Pros and Cons of Being Selfish

This article is the eighth in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. I’d like to admit something right off the bat: I’m a little selfish. Okay, maybe I’m a lot selfish. Sometimes, you have to be. I’m making this bold statement today because the 8th career limiting...

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What Are You Missing?

This article is the seventh in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. When I was a kid, my mom used to sing a song that went something like this: “Lookin’ down at a hole in my sneaker…I nearly missed a rainbow…I nearly missed a sunset…” Do you remember this song? I...

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Learning to Love Change in the Workplace

This article is the fourth in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. I heard once that the Chinese character for the word “change” was a combination of two other characters: chaos and opportunity. Now, don’t quote me on this. I have no idea of if it’s correct. But in...

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How to Be a More Reliable Professional

This article is the first in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. Unreliability was identified as the number one career-limiting habit and it’s no surprise. After all, if the people you work for (and with) can’t depend on you, what purpose do you serve? Truth be...

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