NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE LIKE FIVE FROGS ON A LOG

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE LIKE FIVE FROGS ON A LOG

As we enter the new year, we start the year with the best of intentions.  We are like the frogs on the log.  We decide to do something and make it our new year’s resolution.  We proclaim it to our friends and family.  “This is the year that I will:”

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CAREER TRANSITION: A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

CAREER TRANSITION: A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Companies and their needs evolve, they get acquired, they move their offices, they shift their business models and all too often their employees end up as casualties.  Career transition is nothing to be ashamed of.  It has become incredibly commonplace. 
 

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GIVE THE GIFT OF FEEDBACK

GIVE THE GIFT OF FEEDBACK

When working with senior leaders one of the biggest hurdles is to get them to see constructive feedback in a positive light. Too often leaders think feedback is an attack on them.   Referring to feedback as a gift opens their eyes to the positives.

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SHOULD YOU ACT LIKE A LEADER OR LEAD LIKE AN ACTOR?

SHOULD YOU ACT LIKE A LEADER OR LEAD LIKE AN ACTOR?

The key to being a great actor is to be yourself.  Acting is not about impersonation, it is about originality.  The same concept holds true in the business world.  As a leader, the most important attribute you can bring to your job is your authenticity.  There is no one else like you in the world and that is what makes each of us special and different.  Too many people spend their working lives trying to be like someone else or adjusting their personality and approach to “fit in”. 

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WHY YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION PROBABLY RESEMBLES A MOUNTAIN RANGE

WHY YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION PROBABLY RESEMBLES A MOUNTAIN RANGE

 One helpful activity I ask my clients to do is to create a visual career timeline.  On the X axis I have them create a timeline listing years from the time they graduated from high school to the present.  On the Y axis I have them create a legend for career growth.  The next step is to plot points on the graph that show each job or pivotal career cross-roads that they have faced. 

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A Leader's Legacy, What Will Yours Be?

A Leader's Legacy, What Will Yours Be?

"Life might be finite, but one's legacy can be eternal".  Dr. Fromme, or “grammpa” to me, was a psychologist, teacher and writer.  He taught at City College of New York, Sara Lawrence and Columbia University, wrote seven books and practiced psychology for over fifty years. He is also remembered for his popular lecture series at New York’s 92nd Street Y. A graduate of the City College of New York and Columbia University, Dr. Fromme was a life-long learner.  He firmly believed in the never-ending quest for knowledge, which is one of the most important leadership lessons he taught me. 

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