Author: Ken Sher

Career and Leadership Success Through TRUST

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

Simplifying Leadership in a Complex World through T.R.U.S.T.

(This is part 1 of a 5-part series about the T.R.U.S.T. Leadership Model) Simplifying Leadership in a Complex World through T.R.U.S.T. There is not enough time in the day for me to get my work done. I wish my direct reports would take more initiative. Why can’t my team make decisions without checking in with…
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November 9, 2018 2

Everybody Wins with Good Coaching

“It’s just easier if I do it myself” “Nobody does it better than me” “It will take me longer to explain” Has the above thought process ever crossed your mind or been your reasoning for completing a task that someone else could/should be doing? If so, you’re not alone, but you have to learn to…
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January 2, 2019 0