Monthly Archives: June 2012

But Tuesday is meatloaf night!

To a certain extent, we are all creatures of habit. Like taking the same route home from work night after night, we fall into an unconscious acceptance of what has become the familiar.  In fact, on more than one occasion, I have arrived at home, not really remembering the finer details of my drive, as […]

Are You A Fear-Less Leader?

I remember reading about a study that estimated a substantial percentage of all senior executives make decisions based on fear. It was a somewhat disquieting revelation in that it contradicted the long-held belief that leaders are always cool and in control.  As examples, have you ever seen a Clint Eastwood movie or watched Sean Connery […]

The Air Supply Factor: Making Jobs . . . Out of Nothing At All!

As a result, I believe that it is up to you as the employee to create the job you want, to identify what the company is missing and what the company needs and be that. Brittany Binowski in her June 8th, 2012 Forbes article “How To Create A Career Path When Your Job Doesn’t Have […]

To be effective PR has to be selfless as opposed to self-serving

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Daniel Gulati (Be Proud of Your Accomplishments, Not Your Affiliations) got me to thinking about the main difference between an effective PR strategy based on selfless accomplishment and one that descends into self-serving rhetoric. Specifically, Gulati’s comment about “resume gardening” in which a person places great […]

In today’s job market having a passion for what you do is no longer a luxury (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of this post, I talked about the need to recognize that the game as it relates to the current job market has changed. At the heart of this new reality is the fact that you must align your passion with your work to move from merely punching a clock and earning a […]

In today’s job market having a passion for what you do is no longer a luxury (Part 1 of 2)

We are all familiar with the old adage “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Coined by Harvey MacKay whose books include the bestseller Swim With the Sharks (Without Being Eaten Alive), advice such as this was laudable but to many people impractical.  After all, being responsible […]