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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...

We're hitting the re-set button. A great many companies - staggered by the impact of COVID - are coming back onto the field. Engaging with clients again.  Trying desperately to make up lost revenue. Now, to be fair, that's not true for all industries. There are some...

I don't talk politics in the workplace. It's a volatile subject - probably never more so than now. But I can't help reflecting on some insights culled from my business experience and their application to the rest of my world. You see, my wife and I enjoyed...

I got some sad news from my home town just the other day. A neighbor passed away - he lived just up the street in that little neighborhood. I played in his yard along with the other kids - he was nice and he laughed a lot....

Leadership has always fascinated me. Maybe it's because I appreciate how uncommon  it is to see it in its finest form. I have no problem in stating that it was my exposure - early in my career - to the rarest of creatures in the business...