Tag: Career Success

My Fascination Archetype

In the last post I introduced Sally Hogshead’s The Fascination Advantage and explained the basic premise of her system to analyze and classify communication styles and personality traits. If you’re following along, this is another of a series of posts where I explore the results of various personality and strengths assessments I’ve done through the …

Last summer (2014), I discovered Sally Hogshead’s How to Fascinate book and analysis through the many podcasts I listen to. I couldn’t NOT look into it. Like I’ve said, I think it’s a lot of fun to take these tests. In fact, it’s the results from The Fascination Advantage that prompted me to go back …

The Judging vs. Perceiving dimension of the MBTI is designed to measure how a person responds and relates to the outside world. Officially, it measures”Temporal and Structural Orientation.” This is the one dimension where my type is clearly and strongly defined: I am a Perceiver. This post is another in my on-going series where I …

I’ve never been one to “toot my own horn,” as the saying goes. For most of my life I believed that my work would speak for itself and that self-promotion is, to be quite frank about it, a bit gauche. But the reality is that hard work, effort, ethical behavior and successful results are not …

We all have expectations for our lives, our families, our careers. When events and outcomes match up with our expectations we feel some level of satisfaction, perhaps even contentment. We’ve all experienced situations where the reality didn’t live up to our expectations. Temporary disappointment is the most common reaction. Too much disappointment can lead to …

Reinvention. That’s the hot buzzword right now. Reinvent yourself. Reinvent your career. Reinvent your business. Once upon a time it was enough simply to love ourselves. Well, we still need to love and respect ourselves, but to have a successful career or thriving business we must be prepared to do more. The reality is that …