by Margie Warrell A friend recently shared with me how her husband fell into yearlong depression after he was laid off from his finance job during the global economic meltdown in late 2008. He'd worked hard all his life, thrived on the pressures and challenges of his work, and enjoyed the money he earned. Becoming ...
Part of the series Breaking Through Career Inertia Each year, I hear from hundreds of people who dream of building rewarding, successful careers that make them feel proud and alive. To their credit, they attempt to do a ton of self-development work – reading books, taking a workshop or two, watching inspiring TED Talks, but try as they might, they can’t seem to sustain progress on their own. As a result, they fall off the “career change wagon” (just as so many fail at their plans for exercise, weight loss, meditation, etc.).
Dawson & Dawson connects job hunters with temp and permanent positions in Orange County.
The gig : Founder and president of Dawson & Dawson staffing, which connects job hunters with temporary and permanent positions in Orange County. Dawson's name appears twice because, her clients have joked, she is "twice as effective" as a single person. The company focuses on office jobs paying $80,000 or less, where turnover tends to be higher and the positions are easier to fill than executive posts.
Crossposted from ITA's blog, Tradeology.Guest blog post by Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale is the Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services within the International Trade Administration
This week I am participating in the 11th Annual U.S.-Sub-Saharan Trade and Economic Forum, hosted this year in Washington, D.C. The event is mandated by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and is the U.S. Government’s premier high-level, bilateral event with Sub-Saharan Africa. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Africa’s
Infrastructure for Trade.”
The AGOA Forum brings together over 600 participants, including senior U.S. and African officials, as well as U.S. and African members of the private sector and civil society.
I am honored to be co-chairing a session with Humberto Brito, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Energy, Cape Verde focused on ways to create an attractive regulatory environment to
attract renewable energy investment.
Sub-Saharan Africa is a continent of opportunities for U.S. businesses with overall projected growth rates of approximately six percent in 2012 – some of the highest in the world. In looking at the world’s ten fastest growing economies from 2001 – 2010, six were in Africa. This trend accelerates in 2011-2015 with seven of the ten world’s fastest growing economies being in Africa. In the World Bank’s Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World an impressive 36 out of 46 economies in Sub-Saharan Africa improved business regulations this year – a record number since 2005. Of the economies that improved the most in the ease of doing business in 2010/2011, with improvements in three or more areas of regulation measured by Doing Business, four of the twelve are Sub-Saharan African countries.
Having launched 10 companies in my life time, I have tasted both success and failure. I have awards on my wall and scars on my back to prove it. I’ve now made it my life’s goal to help others hasten their path to high-flying success and to avoid the pain of failure.
The book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold over 15 million copies since it was first published in 1989, teaching people all over the world how to live happier, more successful, and more satisfying lives.