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

Executive Coaching for Technology Executives

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Is this you? Your role as executive comes with challenges you have not yet faced or previously faced, but not well. You could use confidential support for problem-solving. Or you confess you don’t have the roadmap to be the leader you want to become. You need a confidential sounding board.

Welcome to your online executive coaching resource. You will find answers to many questions on leadership, solutions to significant problems and discussions of trends and topics only executives face.

You are invited to comment, submit questions and participate in discussions. Need more support? Contact me to see if executive coaching is a match for your needs. We can create a personal program to get you where you want to be. Contact me: [rfa.desert@gmail.com]

Perhaps it is time to change employers and you realize the job search landscape has changed and you are uncertain you know the right path. It is clear to you most of the advice offered is written by people who have never hired executives or been one. Worse, it is geared for people much younger in their career. Here’s a job search primer to get you started. 

Are you ready to change jobs and find the challenge daunting, even mystifying? My specialty is tackling the hardest job search challenges to reduce them to manageable hurdles you can overcome. I teach life skills you will use throughout your career.

  • Is moving from Director to VP difficult?
  • Are there quick job changes that make your resume less appealing?
  • Are you over fifty-five and feel you are passed over for younger candidates?
  • Are your job search skills out of date? 

97% of my clients reached their career goal within six months when they follow my advice for job search. Contact me to discuss your particular challenges to see if coaching makes sense for you. Check out my About Page to learn why you can trust me as a resource for your career decisions.

 

 

Are you a leader or a manager?

Are your employees obedient or empowered?

New to the executive ranks, a current client struggles with delegation. He asked when and what to delegate and what to expect? He complained that when he delegated, he was bogged down with constant questions from the person in charge. He assured me he had good people on the team but that they needed a lot of guidance. How do I do this? Is this what you want? What should this look like? And other process questions. Continue reading

Where does strong leadership start?

Do you have what it takes to become a strong leader?

Recently, Bill Gates opined, “No matter what industry you’re in, the people on your team matter most.”  

Most successful CEO’s admit it is the employees who make a company successful. No strategy or golden opportunity can survive an unmotivated and/or unproductive team. If you accept the premise people make companies successful, then it follows, how a leader treats employees is the make/break of company success. Continue reading