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[This guest post was written by Sybil F. Stershic, president of Quality Service Marketing. Sybil has extensive experience helping service-based organizations and nonprofits strengthen employee and customer relationships. A respected thought leader on engaging employees with internal marketing, she is the author of several books and the long-running Quality Service Marketing blog.] Five Career Lessons from The Wizard of Oz One of my favorite childhood films, The Wizard of Oz, offers many wonderful life lessons.  As a devotee of

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Another Monday morning and you can’t pull yourself out of bed to get to work? If this is not just an aftermath of the Super Bowl, but a recurring weekly dread, then you owe it to yourself to figure out why your career is not well. Is it your boss? The environment? Your co-workers? The strengths you’re not using? The lack of freedom? All of the above? Maybe you know there is something else you

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“Are you still just consulting?” she asked me. At a networking event. In front of a colleague. In a room of professionals where I belonged. After realizing her blunder, she tried to recover, “Oh, I don’t mean it like ‘JUST consulting,’ and then she mumbled something else that only made her fabulous flub worse. I brushed it off and continued my conversation with my colleague. The comment that would have made me question my professional

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I’m right in the middle. Always have been. Between corporate and oh-so-not. Between business consulting and individual coaching. Between hard facts and intuition. Optimism and realism.  Between progressive and being “too far out there.” It’s a good place to be, now. It wasn’t always. It is exhausting to find the right balance between the need for risk and security, freedom and contentment, leading and supporting. But one day  I realized that “the middle” is an

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