Interview Angel Blog


Feb
08
2013
Interview Angel Blog is now called Stand & Inspire
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The Interview Angel blog is now called Stand & Inspire. The purpose of this new blog is to promote communication habits that help you inspire others every day. Areas of focus for this blog are Family, Community, Workplace, and Technology. My intention is to offer short posts that are memorable and actionable. New Blog URL:  http://standandinspire.com New blog posts will be announced to blog subscribers via email on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. Continue reading…

Dec
28
2012
You’ve Got 11,000 Days on the Job
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This is the seventh and final blog post in a series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (This 7-part series is done in honor of author Stephen Covey who passed away this summer at the age of 79 due to complications from a cycling injury) Today’s post is based on the Habit of Renewal, and that is to Sharpen the Saw. * People who work full-time from their Continue reading…

Sep
27
2012
Gandhi’s Lesson in Creative Cooperation
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This is the sixth blog post in a weekly series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (This 7-part series is done in honor of author Stephen Covey who passed away this summer at the age of 79 due to complications from a cycling injury) Today’s post is based on the Habit of Creative Cooperation, and that is to Synergize. Synergize means to value and celebrate differences to develop Continue reading…

Sep
20
2012
Don’t Listen to Reply
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This is the fifth blog post in a weekly series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (This 7-part series is done in honor of author Stephen Covey who passed away this summer at the age of 79 due to complications from a cycling injury) The first Interview Angel blog post, 4 Words to Change Your Outlook, is based on the Habit of Choice. The second post, How to Continue reading…

Sep
13
2012
My Battle to Sell Panda Bears
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This is the fourth blog post in a weekly series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (This 7-part series is done in honor of author Stephen Covey who passed away this summer at the age of 79 due to complications from a cycling injury) The first Interview Angel blog post, 4 Words to Change Your Outlook, is based on the Habit of Choice. The second post, How to Continue reading…

Sep
06
2012
Schedule Your Weekly Big Rocks
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This is the third blog post in a weekly series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. (This series is done in honor of Stephen Covey who passed away this summer at the age of 79 due to complications from a cycling injury) The first Interview Angel blog post, 4 Words to Change Your Outlook, is based on the Habit of Choice. The second post, How Continue reading…

Aug
30
2012
How to Begin with the End in Mind
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This is the second blog post in a weekly series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. (The first post, 4 Words to Change Your Outlook, is based on the Habit of Choice). Today’s post is based on the Habit of Vision, and that is to begin with the end in mind. * I learned a valuable lesson early on in my career. I was asked Continue reading…

Aug
22
2012
4 Words to Change Your Outlook
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You may be familiar with Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen Covey passed away last month at the age of 79 due to complications from a cycling injury. In honor of his highly influential work, I will be sharing a practical application from each of his 7 habits over the next 7 weekly blog posts. To stay connected, be sure to subscribe free to the Interview Continue reading…

Aug
09
2012
The No Pointing Rule
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As I walked aimlessly across Walmart yesterday in search of a closet door handle, I interrupted a sales associate for assistance. The associate was friendly, but he did what I’ve come to unfortunately expect at Walmart (and at most retail stores): He pointed and said, “Oh, it’s right over there by the lighting and hardware section.” And then he walked away. After wondering “over there” for five minutes, I gave Continue reading…

Aug
03
2012
Defining Career Freedom
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Tim Ferriss had me hook, line, and sinker. I remember the moment I crossed paths with The 4-Hour Workweek. It was on the shelf at my local bookstore in 2008 as I was seeking a more traditional business title on leadership. Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. Are you kidding me? Where do I sign up? I mean, who wouldn’t want that kind of career freedom? Continue reading…