I Am Special

Career Moves: What’s So Special About Me?

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 […]

Talent Assessment

Workforce Planning 101; Measuring Your Talent Pool

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 […]

Here’s a Proven 6 Step Way to Manage a Career Change

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 […]

Stepping Stones

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 […]

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 […]

Is Conan O’Brien the New Permanent Temporary Worker?

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.

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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 […]

2009 Year End CloseOut

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. […]

Are You a Go-Giver?

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 […]