The Ugly Truth About Your Job Search

Does your job search leave you Anxious? Frustrated? Worried? Uncertain?

You are a successful professional and you are used to being able to affect change, control outcomes. But guess what? In a job search, none of those skills and attributes count. Beyond your preparation and research and practice, you have no control over the results of your search. And the accompanying emotions are an expected and appropriate part of the process. Continue reading

You’re Fired – How to handle interviews after the hammer falls

Fired – Now what do I do?

Ah, the stigma of being fired. It cripples self confidence, generates hours of gossip and in no way changes the fact that your credentials remain exactly as they were ten minutes prior to hearing those devastating words. Continue reading

Startup Staffing – Against the Grain

Here is what I know to be true. The success or failure of a startup is determined in the first months of staffing that start up. Observing and participating in staffing and coaching those staffs for decades, I can report absolutely, what works, what doesn’t work. Continue reading

Promotion, a raise and new opportunities if you master this one skill.

Be Promotable, Get a Higer Salary and Be in Demand

There is one single function you can perform to insure your promotability, increase your compensation and endear yourself to the Board of Directors. Skeptical? Don’t be. Continue reading

Business triage – why every executive must learn to do it

Time Management Gold for C level executives: Use Triage, teach your directs to use Triage. Herein, a post from Phil Herres, a turn-around specialist who has run several companies, saved even more and built a successful consulting practice in high tech as the calm alternative to panic. I value his comments because they start where most of my executive coaching focuses, identify and communicate objectives and deliverables. Read his wisdom for insight on busines triage. Continue reading