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OK, full disclosure here. I am NOT a Tom Brady fan. Never have been. Probably never will be. He (along with a team called the New England Patriots) beat my Carolina Panthers in a Super Bowl a few years back. Most remember it as the infamous "wardrobe malfunction"...

If you're old enough, you might remember a television commercial from your youth that was among the most popular of its day. It always involved two businessmen discussing their respective stock portfolios in some very public place and the tag line was always preceded with...

I'm not a soothsayer - but my contacts across a fairly wide swath of industry occasionally offer me a few insights. We're coming out of COVID...

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...