Credibility: What We Don’t Do

About six years ago, one of our executive coaches and myself were in a meeting with two executives from a large manufacturing company. We were discussing a coaching program for an EVP of engineering who was brilliant, but had more baggage than Samsonite®. This is a fairly common occurrence in high technically functional environments, because they have a tendency to promote their best clinicians. The... Continue reading

I Don’t Like “like”

Recently I had the privilege of working with my niece, Megan. She had interned with a local company the summer before, and she was hoping to get her first job there after she graduated. We spent the majority of our time working on her interviewing skills. During our first conversation I noticed that she said the word “like” a lot. It was, like, when she was, like, looking for, like, the next word,... Continue reading

Transition Prayer

“There are no atheists in foxholes” is an aphorism used to argue that in times of extreme stress or fear, all people will believe in or hope for a higher power. When you are conducting a job search, it sometimes feels like you are in your own foxhole and that the whole world is either against you or ignores you. Whether you believe in a higher power or not, this prayer has helped me many... Continue reading