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The “What – Why – How” Method of Interview Preparation

August 11, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Job search and career sites are full of articles about how to answer those "tough" interview questions. Frequently, we spend many hours creating resumes and cover letters, searching through the job boards and postings on the internet, and networking -- all in order to get an interview. Yet few of us spend any time developing...more >>

Leadership and Change Management

July 30, 2013 By admin | 1 Comment

One of the traits of good leadership is the ability to make necessary and appropriate business and organizational changes to meet new demands or jump past the competition. As a leader, you come up with or recognize a great new idea and begin to socialize your distinct vision of the new approach. You and your...more >>

Not Your Average Attitude Maintenance Plan

July 27, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Do you find yourself having cynical responses to the power of a positive attitude and glass half-full quotes?  Pie in the sky - "the longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life"1 - "just believe hard enough" …etc.  I know I have.  Maintaining an effective attitude is one of the hardest...more >>

This isn’t the job I signed up for!!!!

July 26, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Those of you following my Blog posts know that I left a full-time job to care for my mother, until her death from Alzheimer's disease in 2008, right as the job market took a downward turn. I kept some part-time work from home gigs, but still accumulated debt in order to care for my mother at...more >>

Count Your (Job) Blessings

July 25, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

For those of us fortunate enough to have kept a job for the past few years, news that the unemployment rate has shifted up or down some fraction of a percentage point has become something similar to hearing another commercial on TV – we have begun to tune it out.  We are beginning to forget that...more >>

Returning to Work after a Hiatus – Assess your Career Choices

July 23, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

Many professional women take a career hiatus of anywhere from a couple of years to a decade in order to raise their children. This was fairly common among my mother’s generation. Most of these mothers returned to work when the children were more or less self-sufficient in order to finance the children’s education, save for...more >>

CEOs – You Need To Leverage Your Kids

July 23, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

I read an article not long ago about CEOs in general being "technologically challenged". I have found this to be very true. CEOs want to be seen as "leading edge". They see others who whip out their laptops, tablets, and smartphones while at the airport or in meetings. They immediately instruct their purchasing people to...more >>

Developing a High Performance Work Team

July 13, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

The “A” Team What are the characteristics of an “A” Team? I have had the privilege of working with a group of people that constituted a high performance work team. The ability of that team to consistently deliver better than expected results was truly its own reward. How did we do it? In some ways...more >>

Is Your Smartphone Loaded With Music – Or Something A Little More Constructive (Instructive)?

July 8, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

I am a total music junkie.  I grew up playing in the high school marching band, stage band, pep band, and concert band.  I play drums and guitar.  And to top that all off, my “hobby” for the past 20 or so years has been to sing and play guitar in various local country and rock bands that...more >>

“LinkedIn In 30 Minutes” – Book review

July 4, 2013 By admin | Write Comment

To learn about blogging I have been cramming my brain full of everything I can read.  One fact keeps coming through loud and clear:  nothing about the professional /corporate world will ever be as it used to be.  Work hours, workplaces, work descriptions, and work tools are all different.  We can fight it, but we...more >>