Author: Ken Sher

Success Through TRUST

The Sher Way to Simplifying the Job Search Process Through TRUST

Losing your job, especially when you are mid-late career, is one of the most difficult professional challenges a person can face. It’s a very complicated situation that not only impacts you professionally, but it impacts those closest to you as well. Yet, as complicated as the job search process is today, your success is dependent…
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September 16, 2019 1

3 Things to do NOW to Manage Your Career

You may be working now but look around you. How many friends, family members or colleagues have experienced being out of work recently? The days of staying with one company for 40-years, getting a gold watch, a pension plan and a farewell party are over. Today, it is unwise for many workers to stay with…
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September 13, 2019 4

Where Did Everyone Go?

Getting laid-off… separated, down-sized, fired…is a very painful experience. This is especially true of the mid-late career worker. The most valuable tool to help land the next position is one’s network and the best place to start is with former colleagues. Ghosting But a funny thing happens when employment status changes and it’s not funny…
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September 11, 2019 0

The Recession is Coming… Is Your Career Ready?

It’s in the news every day. Sure, there is debate about when it’s coming, but there isn’t much debate about if it’s coming. Often, when one talks about preparing, it’s in terms of how to protect savings, cut back spending and recognizing that change is needed to accommodate fiscal uncertainty. But all of that may…
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September 9, 2019 0

It’s Time for YOU to Leave LinkedIn®

“You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me?  Well, I’m the only one here.” –Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver Yes… I’m talking to you! It (may) be time for you to leave LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not a…
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June 13, 2019 4

Simplifying Leadership Through T.R.U.S.T…Team Focus

(This is the final of a 6-part series about the T.R.U.S.T. Leadership Model) Leadership is the art of finding the motivation of a team of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Although a great leader is willing and able to roll up their sleeves to help get the work done, they are more likely to…
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March 29, 2019 0

Leadership Through T.R.U.S.T…Simplify

(This is part 5 of a 6-part series about the T.R.U.S.T. Leadership Model) “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”  – Confucius In a world getting more complex each day, the most successful leaders find a way to simplify their approach for themselves and, more importantly, their teams. Leadership is not…
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February 28, 2019 0

Simplifying Leadership Through T.R.U.S.T…Understanding

(This is part 4 of a 6-part series about the T.R.U.S.T. Leadership Model) Successful leaders understand aspects of their employees that can affect performance and they lead accordingly. Consider the following scenario: A typically high-performing employee begins to miss deadlines, delivers sloppy work and just doesn’t seem as engaged as she used to be. What could…
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February 12, 2019 0

Simplifying Leadership Through T.R.U.S.T…Results (This is part 3 of a 6-part series about the T.R.U.S.T. Leadership Model)

(This is part 3 of a 6-part series about the T.R.U.S.T. Leadership Model) Transparency. Results, Understanding, Simplify, Team When discussing “results”, the focus should not be solely on “end-results”. In fact, doing so can damage morale and negatively affect engagement. Equally as important, a lack of checking in on milestone results along the way, can…
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February 1, 2019 0

Building TRUST Through Transparency

Simplifying Leadership Through T.R.U.S.T…Transparency (This is part 2 of a 6-part series about the T.R.U.S.T. model of leadership). According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 25% of employees don’t trust their employer and only about half believe their employer is open and upfront with them. With that in mind, it’s hard to believe…
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January 24, 2019 0