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End of the year strategy

End of the year strategy

Having just finished Thanksgiving we are now headed directly into the Christmas season. And before you can blink an eye, 2012 will be here. No matter where you are in your career journey, there must be milestones for review. Some people use an array of dates as reminders to have that conversation with themselves. I normally use my... Read More »

Are you ready for a cattle call?

Are you ready for a cattle call?

Cattle calls are auditions in which a large number of actors or performers try out for a role. Think of any interview you have also as a cattle call.  Can you imagine an actor that knows that they are heading for possibly the role of their life and not being prepared?  In other words they are not going to wing it. By winging it... Read More »

Your career has been cancelled

Your career has been cancelled

“I would advise all of them if they find another career, take it and do not look back”.  This statement came from a Captain in a local police force.  He was referencing the layoffs that had hampered the police department in a large east coast city.  Close to 200 officers had been laid off and according to the newspaper article,... Read More »

Why should a birthday be important?

Why should a birthday be important?

We all have heard the public announcement that informs you when the time changes (daylight saving time), change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  Some do and some don’t.  We have also heard that around the end of the year, we are to make sure that we create New Year’s resolutions.  There are many reference points in... Read More »

What “Apply with LinkedIn” means to your career

What “Apply with LinkedIn” means to your career

“I do not see any need for LinkedIn.  I do not have a profile and don’t plan on getting one.” That statement came from my daughter reciting someone in her office talking about using LinkedIn.  When I hear this my statement is just wait till you are laid off.  When I see heavy activity on my LinkedIn feed, such as 5 or 6... Read More »

The Brand speaks for itself

The Brand speaks for itself

The text message read “They are proposing me for the new job of “account executive” As I read this I smiled with a sense of pride.  The text was from my daughter.  She got her first job post college and was into her 7th month of employ.  Now she was being considered for a huge promotion. One of the strongest aspects of our... Read More »

They called him Big Chief

They called him Big Chief

There was a knock on the back door.  The knock turned into a pounding. Everyone inside was quiet and finally someone said, “Who is it”. The reply was Chief, this is the Big Chief. Everyone inside the house responded by laughing.  Finally the door open and Big Chief walked in.  To his amazement, the Chief of Police whom he... Read More »

Being true to our ancestors

Being true to our ancestors

While transferring files to my new laptop the other day, I came across a file of some of my past speeches.The vast majority were work related.  Since my specialty is Talent Management, I have an array of relevant speeches. However, one caught my eye and brought back memories.  As I read it, my eyes become watery. Memories from... Read More »

There but for the grace of God, go I

There but for the grace of God, go I

And so the first question that the priest asked — the first question that the Levite asked was, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” That was a quote in Martin... Read More »

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

“To reach your goal, you must try just as hard as you can to help someone reach theirs” That is a quote that I have always lived by.  So many times, we are so caught up in “getting there” that we do not try to help others along the way. It has been approximately 1-year since I have been associated with Altruistic Leadership.... Read More »

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