I hope you didn’t lose a job you loved, but as the unemployment rate soars, the odds are getting better that you’ll have an easier time succeeding at your next job than whatever you were doing before the apocalypse. Here are my top tips: Get the lay of the land so you know where the […]Read More How to Succeed at Your Next Job
Managers are challenged every day to make sure they have the right person in the right job. Job descriptions, position requirements, and requisition procedures are supposed to make the process easier, but they rarely ask the real question: Is this person the right fit for us – and are we the right fit for them? […]Read More Will this Job Fit You?
I still do a lot of speaking, and sometimes I recycle words, phrases, and even sentences I’ve used before. So, in preparation for a private event, I was looking for a speech I gave a long time ago and found this instead. It seems timely for now and right here. It was taken from a […]Read More Still Speaking Up – and Out
I love getting a question that my immediate reaction to is probably not what the asker is expecting. This one is my favorite Quora questions to date… First, an explanation for those who don’t know where the term ‘ghosting’ comes from. (Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know what it was till way after I was […]Read More Do bad bosses and employers deserve to be ghosted by employees?
No one *needs* to be a leader. And even less so if your main job is to get your people to actually accomplish something, in which case, you are a manager. Here’s how to be a great manager: Figure out the best way to get where you’re supposed to go. Figure out the tasks that […]Read More Does Every Manager Need to be a Leader?
That’s a pretty big statement I just made, given that my last book was called Timing Isn’t Everything. Teaming Is. But sometimes it is the timing that brings a new team together. Life works like that… So this blog is really to announce two things, both timing-sensitive. First, I’ll be on blogging hiatus for a […]Read More Sometimes, Timing is (Almost) Everything
Every so often someone tells me they want to ‘confront’ their ‘shortcomings’ and then ‘make strategic changes.’ Sounds sweet, so why am I cringing? For one, it’s almost always after someone has told them they need to change because they don’t fit in. It’s usually their manager of some sort, but occasionally it’s someone more […]Read More I Love You Just the Way You Are
I’ve been talking with some people for years, trying to define ‘relationship’ in the context of networking as a step to defining how to value those relationships. I’m giving up on those conversations as of today. For one, they are based in the assumption that one person is worth more than another. No doubt, someone […]Read More Networking for the New Year (and beyond)
The economy might, on average, be improving, but if you – or someone you love – worked in a factory that closed, the odds are, their personal economy is worse. Maybe even a lot worse. It’s easy to blame it on politics and trade agreements, but let’s talk about what business owners can do to […]Read More Back to Work!