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

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  • Are your job search skills out of date? 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.

 

 

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

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

Five reasons why accepting a counter offer can kill your career


rock and hard place
How long before the ‘win’ euphoria is replaced with stark reality? Nothing has changed.

Nick Corcodilos, a headhunter and job search maven I respect, tells readers using a new job offer to generate a counter offer puts the employer between a rock and a hard place. He goes on to list several reasons counter offers may result in career setbacks and starts from the beginning. The employer knows this is not a good time to lose you. Maybe in a month or two when they can prepare for the loss. Read the article for his guidance.

For years, I advised clients to refrain from accepting, even considering, a counter offer. These ransom demands may result in more money, but since that is rarely the reason you wanted to leave, it is not the solution. It is rather like offering a starving man a glass of water. The point Nick makes, which I have never considered, is that when they offer you more money, the funds typically come from the same budget where raises live. When it is time for a raise, often employees who accept counter offers come up with nothing. Net/net? No gain in compensation. Continue reading