Posts Tagged: Career

Influencing Young Minds

I have a strong belief that people should pursue activities that give them energy and then find a way to pursue that activity in their career aspirations.

Determination

If we had a crystal ball, life would be grand. But, because we don’t, we often find ourselves at the mercy of hindsight. Hindsight being 20/20, what is one setback you faced in your career that ended up being a blessing in disguise?

Once upon a time, a former manager phoned me and told me of a company he knew that could really use my help. His words will resonate in my mind forever, “They really need HR help because the CEO has trouble making decisions and when he does, he keeps changing his mind. I’m worried the managers will run amok without any guidelines or structure.”

During our conversation, visuals of Corporate America à la Lord of the Flies were flashing through my mind. It didn’t scare me because I thrive on a challenge and have plenty of experience with HR start ups. “It’s textbook,” I thought. Well, in hindsight I should have run far away, but I jumped in.

Always On

In a 24/7 access world, we are never really entirely “away” from work and the lines between company representative and personal brand get blurred.

Communication for the Next Level

Communication is a key factor in getting to the next level in your career. You probably are not communicating as well as you think.

Elephants and Executives

Forgiving and forgetting are rare gifts amongst elephants and executives. Here’s my story of an executive who did not forget.