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What is your career choices based on?

What is your career choices based on?

Is it your family situation, economic collapse or just trying to find a job?  Each choice carries its own strategy and approach. This came clear to me the other day as I was in a coaching session with someone who had to move back home.  She had been very successful in her prior role to the point of having a live-in housekeeper... Read More »

If they plan it, will the people come

If they plan it, will the people come

“I was amazed at all the people that showed up, senior executives, managers and my peers”.  “I even received emails from the C-Level, thanking me for the work I did for them.” That was from a young lady who is about 3 years out of college who had resigned her job after a 2 year stint.  She had found another opportunity... Read More »

Are you out of gas?

Are you out of gas?

 Are you out of gas? Lately it seems that I have come in contact with so many people that are just sputtering along.  What that means is that it appears that they have just run out of gas.  They ones that are working, commute in the same way each morning but the drive is gone. It appears that they want to just coast to their... Read More »

Try it and you just might like it. Part 2

Try it and you just might like it. Part 2

This months post is a part 2 from the previous months post.  In that post I talked about taking advantage of the opportunity.  The person that I was talking about in that post was me. I am writing this post from my new assignment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Yes I am living the life of an expat.  Been here one week now and it concludes... Read More »

Try it, you just might like it

Try it, you just might like it

“Wow that sounds like such an exciting global assignment.  However I would never do that” When I overheard this conversation, I asked them why would you say this?  Never is such a strong word.  Their response was that they would never work out of the country.  They would be too afraid.  My natural response was “afraid... Read More »

Putting all your eggs in one basket

Putting all your eggs in one basket

This past week, I received a nice note from a friend.  Out of work for a year, becoming distraught and in disbelief!  How could this happen to me.  Top flight lawyer who had risen up the No. 2 role in his company.  This should not be happening.  I have been employed with one company for 18 years since law school.  I am not... Read More »

Where are you?

Where are you?

“I have a job; I have no need for the rest of the newspaper”.  This was a statement made to me by someone who bought a Sunday paper and immediately threw out everything but the sports page.  That was the only thing that was important to him. My initial question was why are you throwing away your paper. I thought of that exchange... Read More »

Real Talk Resolution

Real Talk Resolution

I am always amused at the end of the year with people talking about new years resolutions.  People get all into setting up resolutions and the vast majority of them are done with them in a few months. My gym will be crowded next week; I have received numerous mailers from gyms in my area seeking to capitalize on this yearly ritual. ... Read More »

How Did You Do??

How Did You Do??

“Just wanted to say thanks, I got offers from both” My niece went on 2 interviews a few weeks back and received offers from both companies. We all celebrate when people get employed in this environment. However I sometime think of the people that were also in the mix and did not get the offer. When someone wins in the job hunt,... Read More »

The title read: Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head?

The title read: Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head?

When I saw that headline, I thought, wow that has got to be great article.  We all have that inner voice that carries on a constant banter with us.  Sometimes good and sometimes not so good! Jim Gaffigan who is one of the best comedians today has built a routine around that inner demon or inner coach, depending on your state of... Read More »

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