Sharpening the Saw

I like Steven Covey’s 7th habit, sharpening the saw. At first I had trouble getting the word picture, but that was long ago. Since then I have become a voracious reader. I find this expands the mind and keeps the age-creep from setting in. Anyway, some of my most recent […]

30-Second Info-Bomb

Job seekers usually get introduced to the famous “30-second commercial”. The logic is that you need a solid, to-the-point intro pitch in the event you meet someone of importance with whom you would like to connect. Further we are told that people only have 10 to 20 seconds to make […]

Sales Minded job Search – Revisited

Last week while speaking at a conference, one attendee took me to task when I talked about having a sales minded approach to your job search and your interview. Where the discussion went then is not important right now, but I confess it made me think a bit. OK…time’s up. […]

TGF

Long week, but great week. I had the good fortune of meeting with members of the PMI Houston organization during their annual conference at the GRB in Houston. This was a super group of folks. I met people from all walks of the certified project management world. After three very […]

Personal Networking

Last thought for today (after day-long conference venue)…. let’s try turning all new contacts into personal networking moments. Strive to add value Build high trust in the relationship Reciprocate Guard your credibility with established contacts ALWAYS look for new opportunities in each dialogue, contact, and meeting Give, give, give

Blast the Box

Ok, nowadays ‘thinking outside the box’ is cliche. We’ve heard it so much we have either forgotten the idea or written it off. The problem is that psychologists tell us we all have these personal paradigms that drive our reation and interaction with culture and society. The older we get, […]

First 100 Days

We’re on the eve of Mr. Obama’s first 100 days in office. Obviously, many things have transpired. Some great, some just Ok, other things leaving something to be desired. Gee….sounds sort of like DC as usual. We’re we really expecting more? Don’t get me wrong; I am still a fan […]

New Day, New Week

Monday is off to a great start. No, really it is. This should be a big week in the community here. Recently, I have been sharing ideas with a few very close colleagues. Of course there is the daily news about the markets, unemployment, recession/depression, etc. But it is interesting […]

Know Who You Are

Today at JMS we had a great round of discussions. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Shrug off the “negatives”  People in job transition need to find ways to shrug off the “negatives” like “bad day, tough interview, feeling stress, etc.” You can do this by coming to your […]

Supply Chain to the Heavenlies

In John Chapter 1, the last verse is Jesus’ words saying “surely you will see Heaven open up and you will see Angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man”. Now that is a supply chain like no one has ever seen before. This host of Angels […]