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Over-a-decade success

Washington Post Question: How often do achievements like that of the newly elected Republican senator from Massachusetts seem to materialize out of thin air? Do you believe in the concept of overnight success? The idea that achievements like Scott Brown`s materialize...

Do You Have to Dress for Success?

One of my readers recently e-mailed me: “My sister received some pictures of a friend’s wedding. The bride and bridesmaids all wore long, formal dresses. The groom and groomsmen wore khakis; short-sleeved, casual, ‘out over the belt’ shirts; and … SNEAKERS. It is very...

Research Before Giving

Washington Post Question: Should we admire Haitian singer Wyclef Jean for his charitable work even if it turns out that some of the money raised by his foundation, Yele Haiti, has been spent in questionable ways? How often do successful, high-profile people disappoint...

It`s your choice

Washington Post Question: Is it possible to be successful in a job that you don`t like? A business group called the Conference Board got lots of publicity Jan. 5 by claiming worker satisfaction had fallen to its lowest level ever. Their numbers and methodology were...

Are You Selling Yourself?

“You have no idea how much age discrimination is happening right now in the workforce, Misti,” said Mike, a 50-something who’s been job searching for months. “They’re not hiring me because I’m too old and, therefore, too expensive. They don’t want to pay for my...