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I write often of leaders I've encountered in my journey. A great many of them were ones I met in the business world - some from my formative years well before that. This one speaks to a leader I've known ALL of my life. Truth be told, a...

I'm guessing that in the past 8 months I've managed to set some kind of personal record. After decades of airline travel, COVID has effectively grounded me. Oh, there have been a great many benefits, believe me. The nature of my consulting practice tends to lend...

I occasionally get to step out of my "day job" - and do a little give back as regards helping professionals in their career journey. To be fair - career counseling isn't my primary gig anymore- even though I wrote a book on how to build...

He had on a white dress shirt and a bright red vest and his demeanor matched the color scheme. The old man  jauntily floated around the concierge room of the hotel like he owned the place. What a character, I thought to myself. It was mid-morning...

Linda KNEW this was the job she wanted. She'd spent the last year familiarizing herself with the industry - its prospects - and the career potential. Which made this first legitimate foray into the more extensive interview process even more important. The preliminary phone screens, the early touch...

  Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success. It's a story that has become almost mythical - the advertisement that adventurer Sir Ernest Shackleton placed in the London newspaper The...

I attended a webcast that spoke to strategy recently. It was informative - there was healthy discussion - and a number of enlightened professionals weighed in. I'm pretty sure nothing will happen after for most of the participants though - even though I suspect everyone, to some...

I have to thank a former colleague for this post. She reminded me that - when it comes to those we look to as leaders - it's pretty clear that each of them knows the script they should operate from.  The right words - the correct turn of...

Here's an early "tell" on the companies that will soar as the ravages of COVID begin to subside. Guaranteed. In an era of budget cuts and the mad dash to salvage the bottom line, some organizations will take a bold step into the future. They'll actually invest...

I had an interesting conversation the other day. It was with someone whose organization had turned on its ear. (Well, no surprises there - right?) Spirits were low. Downsizings had devastated. The survivors questioned if they wanted to be there anymore. This person described it as "hopeless" and...