12 Steps for Do-it-yourself Care

According to me. Just sayin’. 1. When in doubt, don’t. 2. Say exactly what you mean. Think before you say it. 3. Trust your gut. 4 Don’t try to please everybody. 5. Never ask a barber if he thinks you need a hair cut. 6. Stay away from drama. 7. Develop a reputation for reliability. 8. Let go of what you can’t control. 9 Fair is where they tie ribbons on pigs. 10. Perform one... Continue reading

Accountability Partner

An accountability partner is a person with similar dreams and goals. He or she will push you in exchange for being pushed, who will raise the bar and tell you the truth. Someone who likes you enough to hurt your feelings. They’re not in your business, but they’re in your shoes. Finding an accountability partner and working with them, intentionally and on a regular schedule, might be the... Continue reading

What Now?

You’ve posted your resume to over a hundred job boards and company websites and you have yet to receive a response and you don’t know what to do. If this sounds familiar than this blog is not for you. I can’t help you get a quicker response if this is your strategy. Seriously, I can’t. You’ve networked your way into a position that blends well with your skills and experience. You’ve interviewed... Continue reading

Do You Need An Employment Coach?

Interesting question. A coach can add value and help you expedite your search process if you are willing to stretch your comfort zone and do the necessary work to get you to where you want to be. If you are not willing to try this then it’s best that you stop reading now. If you interested in making either a career change or if you are in transition, a coach may be a worthwhile investment. And it... Continue reading

Executive Exit Strategy

Organizations define the term “executive” differently. Often we need to understand the organization before we agree on the definition. Developing an exit strategy for someone at this level has its own set of unique challenges. Here are some protocol questions for developing a C-Level exit strategy: What are the most important issues when senior or key leaders leave your organization? Which would... Continue reading

Branding & Stuff

We hear a lot about “branding”. What is your “brand”? How are you going to establish your “brand”? What is your “branding” statement? My friend Kevin Turner explains it this way: “You are on a two story elevator with nine other people just like you going to interview for the same position. Right before the doors close the CEO gets on. What can you say to him that will set you apart... Continue reading

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