Four years ago this morning I was by myself in Presby Hospital Dallas laying on a table to be wheeled into surgery to remove malignant melanoma (skin cancer) from my arm as well as a lymph node. Here is what I learned...Read More
Leave it to the geniuses at UrbanDictionary.com to put a name to describe what many of us experience daily: The “California No”
* For the uninitiated, Miriam Webster’s Dictionary, this is not! UrbanDictionary.com is a site that keeps you up on the latest slang, phrases and language so you don’t sound like a complete relic in front of your children or young employees, instead you just sound like a wannabe hipster).
As someone who has been on both sides (job seeker and executive recruiter) I can tell you, working with a search firm can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. “I liken it to working with an attorney or a doctor. You don't use or need a recruiter (or an attorney) every day, but by the time you need one, it is often because you're in a situation that you can't get out of on your own and need professional help.Read More
Parent: “Did you clean your room?”
Parent: “That includes making your bed… I’m going to come upstairs and check.
Kid: “Uh… wait a minute. Don’t come up yet.”
Every day this conversation occurs in households around the world. (I have three kids, so it sometimes occurs twice a day.) It is not just at home. This type of conversation also happens in companies between employers and employees. Managing, communicating and delivering on expectations is hard whether you’re a parent or an employee, and particularly as an employer or manager. The disconnect between expectations and interpretation is an ongoing source of frustration for managers and a key reason people fail in new positions.
Stuck in your career? Things not working out like you have planned? There are four important questions you need to ask yourself to get yourself out of a rut and prepared to make a change. Here is the first step...Read More
How is that working for you?
It can be anything. Your relationship. Your job. Your business. Your health. Hopefully your answer is, “It’s working like a champ” or “Couldn’t be better” But that isn’t always the answer is it?
We all give a brave face and say things are awesome and working, but really? Over the years that simple phrase has acted like a mirror in my life and others I’ve worked with.Read More