Category: Leadership

Success Through TRUST

Job Loss is Not Easy… Maybe This Will Help

  When I lost my job after nearly 25-years at Johnson & Johnson, at 52-years-old with two kids in college and one in high school, I felt a wide range of emotions… and none of them were good. I was scared, angry and hurt. Frankly, I was as close to clinically depressed as a person…
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May 26, 2020 0

“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

“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

Mid-Late Career Change

One of the things I experienced, and many of my clients have as well, is changing priorities as one moves towards the middle or end of their professional career. Priorities Change It seems to be a common phenomenon. As successful professionals hit their mid-late forties, they often begin to rethink their career. Many times, priorities…
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December 4, 2019 0

The Trickiest Interview Question for the Older Job Candidate

“Aren’t you overqualified for this role?” This question is wrought with peril. You can feel yourself getting more tense. They might as well have said, “aren’t you too old for this job?” You want to scream, “Seriously!!!??? My age has given me the exact experience you need for this job. Don’t you see that? Isn’t…
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November 26, 2019 0