Through the Looking Glass

The question was “have you looked in the mirror lately?” I happen to like that thinking. I am a big fan of introspection and self-talk for overcoming challenges in life. So as I was being refreshed with this article it dawned on me that there is one big problem with that approach.

Q&A for Your Next Boss

I will be interviewing with and ultimately reporting to the CEO. I have one question that I need to ask someone, but I am not sure who. — What is the CEO’s management style?

Procedures? We Don’t Need No Stinking Procedures

At my company, we see as many as 92% of our job applicants failing to follow the prescribed job posting procedures. We count that as immediate elimination.

Can’t Remember the Punch Line?

First, this thing I am calling your story is different from the traditional “elevator pitch”. Basically, I hate those.

Does Your Transition Story Have a Punchline?

Job Seekers looking for new opportunities need to be able to significantly contribute to the selection process by telling an effective “transition story”. What this means is to develop a strong and compelling bridge between what you did before and what you can do now for the new employer.

Are You a Cool Breeze or a Fog Machine?

Workplace conduct always has its ups and downs. Personalities of all shapes and sizes interact, presumably to accomplish some common goal. Yet as each new day unfolds, there are extreme ends of the spectrum that are worthy of our consideration. First the Cool Breeze…these are the people who find the […]

Winds of Change?

Turn, turn, turn…to every season turn, turn; an old line from a popular old song, but even more significant, text from the Bible.

Are You Ready to Be an “Emerging Worker”?

“Emerging Workers” That is the term I use for workers “of age” who were between jobs and now are taking contract/consulting opportunities. While many companies today are adding these contract workers to their ranks to augment projects and/or staff specific short term needs, it is rare to see a situation with a whole team of these “employees”, guided by only a few permanent staff members.