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I’ve Got Bad News & Good News.

Received a call from a good friend this morning — he was unceremoniously laid off Monday after 16+ successful years at the same organization. I felt for him — starting 2016 off with a fizzle and not a bang.

But the coach in me kicked in — and I said, “This is not bad news, it’s […]

Do The Impossible — The Country Club Technique.

Career or business changes are a lot about making things happen. We get caught up in the inertia of our fears and are afraid of making a mistake. One exercise we use with our clients centers around a ‘country club event’. Here’s the scenario . . . you are in front of the country club […]

Are You A Pilot Or Passenger In Your Career?

Today, we live in a time better than ever before. 

Greater life expectancy, better health standards while we’re alive, more variety of food and experiences. More opportunity than ever before.

You can try new vocations or start your own business for a lot less money and effort than it took even 20 years ago. If you fail, you […]

Basic Résumé Structure For Success.

Many of my clients frequently ask me for my opinion on the do’s and don’t’s of a good résumé.

Let me begin by saying résumé advice is highly subjective. Everyone has an opinion and everyone will find fault in your advice. I am going to go out on a limb and let you in on what I […]

Pre-New Year Is A Smart Time To Forge Your Career Strategy for 2015.

You’re not happy with your job. Or you might not have a job at the moment. Most people in this position will look at the month of December as a time of rest and relaxation and tell themselves that they will begin their brand-new job search on January 1, 2015.

Unfortunately, they will be far behind […]

How Safe Is Your Career Today?

Everyone is scared — but you have the talent and tools to take advantage of this situation RIGHT NOW.

Start Looking For A Job By Mike Rowe.

Powerful words from Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs host):

“Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job.

Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired.

Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than […]

A Memorial Day Management Test.

This isn’t scientific. Let me state that right from the start.

But . . . This test has worked for me during my 20 years of managing large teams in corporate settings.

First, enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Relax. Have fun. Spend it with people you love.

When you get to work on Tuesday, get there early and observe your […]

Three Secrets Presentation Pros Keep To Themselves.

Shhh. It's a secret. Don't tell anyone.

It’s All About GRACE.

I was sitting in church last night during our Maundy Thursday service and as I was reading along in the cantata, one word kept popping up.

GRACE.

And I realized, we all can do with a little more GRACE in our lives in how we treat other people. Honestly, when was the last time you used the […]