Author: Ken Sher

Success Through TRUST

“Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste” – Winston Churchill

  “If it looks like you’re overreacting, you’re probably doing the right thing” – Anthony Fauci  Act now as if you lost your job and you’re probably doing the right thing” – Ken Sher Okay, I’ll admit it. My comment certainly does not carry with it the same cache as Dr. Fauci, but that doesn’t…
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April 17, 2020 0

Are you Prepared? 3 Must-Have Areas of Focus for Your Career

Are You Prepared? These days, this question can mean different things. Are you prepared to handle the Covid-19 situation? Do you have food, water, medicine and, of course, enough toilet paper? Are you prepared for isolation or even semi-isolation by yourself or with your closest family? Do you have games to play, books to read…
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March 31, 2020 0

4-Steps to Take Control of Your Career Now

  The world, as we knew it, has taken a dramatic turn in the past few weeks. And the uncertainty of the future will probably be with us for months or more. Right now, you and your company are likely scrambling to put things in place to keep the business going with most employees working…
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March 26, 2020 0

Hey 1st Connections… yeah, I’m talking to you!

  We’re about to hit some pretty hard times. Projected unemployment numbers are predicted to hit 20% or more in the not-too-distant future. There are going to be people reaching out to you for help. If you’re a first connection of theirs, you’ve got to respond. We all have 1st connections on LinkedIn® we’ve never…
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March 24, 2020 0

What to Do

  I’ve hesitated… procrastinated… writing this because, as an Executive Coach and Career Consultant, the issues we’re facing… I’m facing… are exactly the types of things I work with my clients on every day. And I’m struggling with them. Okay, maybe they’re not exactly the same issues, but similar in that regardless of where we…
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March 17, 2020 0

Who Has Time For Leadership Development?

In a previous blog, I asked the question, “Who Can Afford Leadership Development?”. The real question is “Who can afford not to develop their leadership skills or those of their organization?”. There are three key reasons for this: In today’s dynamic marketplaces, if leaders are not learning and growing then they and their company are…
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March 5, 2020 0

Micro-Management is the Opposite of Autonomy

  One of the biggest mistakes a team leader can make is micro-managing their direct reports.  Micro-management stems from the leader’s lack of TRUST that the employee can do the job without close supervision. Micro-management sounds like: “All decisions must come through me… follow the process without deviation” “I need to see your work before…
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February 26, 2020 0

Everyone is in Career Transition

  Yes, you’re in career transition. Or you should be. Today’s definition for career transition is not only about being between jobs. It should include planning for your next position. This includes how you are performing in your current role while developing your skills, expanding your network and positioning yourself for other opportunities. If you’ve…
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January 8, 2020 0

“Next Play” in Career Management

  “Next Play” is a mantra that Coach K, Duke University basketball, uses with his team. The message is simple. Regardless of whether the last play was good or bad, there is nothing you can do about it. So, instead of dwelling on the past, learn from it and focus on what’s next. This mantra…
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January 14, 2020 0

Who Can Afford Leadership Training?

  The fact is that EVERY company needs to develop their leaders. And EVERY company has the resources to do so… it’s a matter of priority and commitment. Leadership Development Pays A 2015 joint study by the Conference Board® and Development Dimensions International® found that virtually every business need or challenge can be improved by…
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January 23, 2020 0