Dan Coughlin

Dan Coughlin

Dan Coughlin

Dan Coughlin Dan is a business keynote speaker and seminar leader on leadership, innovation, and branding. He is also an executive coach and author of four books on generating sustainable, profitable growth. His books include "Accelerate", "Corporate Catalysts", "The Management 500", and "Find a Way to Win". His clients include McDonald’s, GE, Toyota, Prudential, Coca-Cola, Marriott, Boeing, Abbott, SUBWAY, Kiewit, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Articles by Dan Coughlin

How to Maintain Positive Momentum

Use these 8 resources to turn past success into desired outcomes.

Optimize for Innovation

Recognize these 8 conditions to reach your full potential.

Lead for Sustained Success

5 ideas to help you lead for the long term.

What Does Your Salary Mean?

The value of work is more than just a dollar figure.

5 Ways to Add Value Today

In the creative age in which we live, these elements are critical to your success.

The Advantages of Disadvantages

How challenges can propel great performances.

Patience Is More Than a Virtue

Finding the key to long-term success in the job search — and in life.

Is Your Business Philosophy Holding You Back?

8 approaches that could be keeping you from getting ahead, and what you can do to change that.

Are the Keys to Future Success in ”The Good Old Days”?

Learn from the past to create a blueprint for future triumphs.

Stop Whining About Your Career and Start Over

Try this exercise: on a blank sheet of paper, keep all your skills and experiences, but write down a new direction for your career and your business.

The Perpetual Job Search

Whether you are looking to climb inside your organization or find a new job, step carefully and always make progress.

Understand the Mind of the Interviewer

The job interview process is really just a series of approvals and referrals.

Networking Error

If you're networking to find a job, you're doing it wrong.

The Responsible Job Search

With the privileges of working come responsibilities that start even before you are hired.

The Divide Between Ordinary and Extraordinary

How do you think beyond the paycheck when you're on the job hunt?

4 Habits of Excellence

A career lasts decades.

Observe Careers Carefully

Want to be the next vice president and GM?

Who You Hire Will Determine Whether You Get Hired

As a senior executive, when you look for your next job, you will be judged by the hires you made at your last job.

Don’t Be the Desperate Job Seeker

You don't have to take this job.

Lunch: The Most Important Meal of Your New Job

When you’re fresh to a company, lunchtime is prime time to get the scoop from your new co-workers.

Maximize Your Workweek by Retiring ‘Hump Day’

Stop visualizing your workweeks as a series of grueling climbs, and Wednesday will become more than just a tipping point toward the weekend.

Practice What You Preach: How to Rehearse Your Role as a Manager

Athletes have an off-season to train.

Career Change Advice: The 10,000-Hour Rule

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When to Decline an Offer

Your career is as driven by what you say "no” to as it is by what you agree to.

How to Handle Extended Unemployment: Tips from a Marathon

What to remember when a job search goes from weeks to months, or longer.