They aren’t leaders now, and they certainly weren’t then, but I learned from them anyway… 1)If people don’t want to play with you, it might be more about them than you. Oh, the tears when someone chose not to invite my offspring to a play date or party! But then they grew up. And last […]Read More Five Leadership Lessons from my Kids
I was neither born nor raised to be a leader. Not the architect of a new technology. Not the founder of a startup company. Not a CEO. When I was born (and this was a very long time ago), there were serious defects in my leadership blueprint. I had two X chromosomes at a time […]Read More Leadership for the Rest of Us
I grew up in a home where both mom and dad were active union members, and they gave me a clear message about working life: there is labor, and there is management. Labor’s job is to make stuff happen. Management’s job is to oppress labor. I was fine with that worldview for a long time. […]Read More Three Tips for Management Failure
I stopped writing resumes when I realized I was much happier starting a business. But that’s just not true for everyone… So I have lots of friends who are on the prowl for a new senior exec job. Naturally, they expect I can help them improve their resume’s chances of getting through to the right person. […]Read More Ten Tips for Keeping Your Resume Out of the Circular File
There’s a meme making its way around the web in which people name their first seven jobs. Such recollections often involve typical teenage ventures like mowing lawns and selling lemonade. Sometimes people even brand them as ‘my first entrepreneurial journey,’ or claim to have gained great insight from the experience. I won’t. Because the fact […]Read More What I Learned From My First Seven Jobs
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? If so, I’m guessing that some of them are still in the works, such as those involving goals for the entire year. Are they making you frustrated? It’s no secret that, along with performance evaluations, goal setting is one of those things people never quite learn […]Read More Being SMART may not be so smart after all.