….. this #WednesdayWisdom quote is from Oscar Wilde, famous 19th Centurt playwright. We all have ‘experiences’ in both our personal and professional lives and what we do with, how we catalog them and learn from them, is largely what differentiates us. It’s not the mistakes that defines us, it’s the resulting course correction. On this … More Experience Is Simply The Name We Give Our Mistakes (and we all make mistakes)
Fifteen years ago, I woke up and found myself headed in the wrong direction. Change was necessary and this article reflects that change, aptly titled: “The Fit Executive Starts on the Inside. My Journey from Fat to Fit” I put a lot of effort into living by attributes that I believe are foundational for every … More Flashback Friday – My Journey From Fat to Fit
This mash up might be the most comprehensive guide to evaluating a job offer that you can find. This article combines two distinct ways to look at potential job offers and evaluate the right fit for you. You need to take a real honest approach to the process and go into a negotiation with your … More You Just Got Very Compelling Offer, But…… (part II)
….. Steve Jobs quote from Sept 1982. Today’s Millennials are the pirates and the forces that are established to defeat can be navigated. The following are six tips on how millennials successfully work the Gen X and Boomer networks that control the resources they need …… Today’s Entrepreneur…Millennials in the Basement It’s lonely. The forces around you are … More “It’s more fun to be a pirate than it is to join the Navy”
Dependencies. Sometimes your career progression, and many other things in your life, can be about understanding the dependencies. As I coach and mentor young talent, I find that the toolkit and brand as well as the lack of focus on the dependencies are some of the biggest obstacles to career progression. In some cases, even starting … More What Comes First Matters. Why?
“Freezin’ rests his head on a pillow made of concrete again” ~ Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam’s ‘Even Flow’. It’s cold and wet across the country this morning. Up to 20″ snow and single digits in the east. Eight inches of rain and 40 degrees in the west. Look, from Department of Housing and Urban … More “Freezin’ rests his head on a pillow made of concrete again”
Ya’ll know what happens in mid May when you have college aged kids. Your whole life gets turned upside down as you enter a three-month period when you have a new housemate, in particular, a …….. food critic home decorator fashion consultant living breathing urban dictionary music aficionado party planner ………..all roll into one! I’m flabbergasted … More serenity lost