When is a leader an example of leadership?

What is a leader to you?

Leadership is defined variously with words like power, influence, vision and, it is claimed, cannot be taught. Oddly, most lists describing leaders and leadership begin with integrity. Which causes me to dismiss those lists. Continue reading

How to say NO to your boss

HOW TO SAY NO TO YOUR BOSS AND RETAIN HER/HIS RESPECT.

Every executive and technology professional faces this dilemma at some point. You and your team are already pushed to the max and your boss asks you to take on another very important task. How do you refuse without raising their ire or losing your ‘team player’ status?  Continue reading

Executives-Network during the holidays.

HOLIDAY NETWORKING IS THE BEST NETWORKING.

Sounds counter intuitive and goes against accepted wisdom, but holidays are the best time of year for networking. Folks are relaxed, in a giving mood and eager to interact with new people. There is something in the air. Plus, more decision makers are in town and attending events. It’s good PR for them and a break from their routine. So get out there. Shine your shoes and press your suit. Get your business cards ready and commit to at least three events a week. Continue reading

Don’t let your career get derailed by the Double-bozo effect

 double bozo Is your boss a jerk?

Your boss is a jerk, right? He takes credit for your work, interrupts you when you speak, doesn’t include you on important meetings, frustrates any attempt to improve process and doesn’t keep his promises. You can’t do your best work and you go home each night feeling diminished. Solution? Quit your job. Continue reading

What is your corporate culture?

pingpong copyPing Pong or empowerment?

So you want to know about corporate culture? What do you think it is? Is it all the trash and treasures you offer your teams? Is is the informality and dog friendly environment?  Is it the long maternity leave and open ended vacation days? Bet not! Continue reading