What do you think of when someone says something about a stepping stone? The origin comes from placement of stones across a stream so that a pedestrian can walk across the flow of the water without getting wet. Often the stones are placed by hikers trying to make a crossing in a river. The stones […]
Professionals in all walks of life often struggle with one key element. When asked about their strengths, they sometimes stumble through the answer. From all of my coaching experience, I find that most people have a hard time accurately describing their greatest accomplishments and their core strengths. It seems that social standards keep us from […]
As a leader, finding and motivating great talent is a challenge. If you already have a team performing at a high level, how do you sustain that as people move around? Is there a secret sauce you’ve found for selecting your team? What if you could map both a personality and a behavior mindset pattern […]
Making a successful career change can be as easy as following six critical steps. I call it STRIVE. Over 4,500 of my professional clients have used this model for their own job search success. It has been presented in numerous workshops and forums. In the next few pages, you will be guided through these […]
What do you do to tell family, friends, and neighbors about the things you are doing in your career?
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 positive in most any circumstance. […]
NBC’s decision to juggle its late-night schedule has caused quite a stir. Regardless of which star’s side you might take, one thing is clear. Employment, even for major network superstars, is temporary at best. Conan’s gig only lasted 7 months.
We’ve all heard various ideas about managing our lives. When you break it all down, things can get lumped into these three categories. Yesterday is long gone. There are only three things we can do about yesterday. First, learn the lessons whether good or bad. Take an HONEST assessment of what happened and try to […]
As 2009 comes to an end, people in job transition are still facing big challenges. Now is the time to do a year end closeout just like a company or an accountant might do. Here’s how: Take out all correspondence journals, logs, email records etc. Review the content and the contacts. See with whom you might […]
Are you familiar with this term? It comes from a great little parable in book form written by Bob Burg and John David Mann. In this story the writers tell of five key principles that define a “go-giver”. With so much buzz about networking for new business, networking for your next job, and all the […]