Monthly Archives: September 2013

Intrapreneurship is not an option by Roz Usheroff

I found Dan Schwabel’s recent Forbes article “Why Companies Want You To Become An Intrapreneur” very interesting. Besides the fact that I talk about the importance of possessing an intrapreneurial mindset at some length in my book The Future of You! Creating Your Enduring Brand, the response from his readers reminded me that a “protect […]

Mentors and Sponsors: Not an either or proposition by Roz Usheroff

According to a recent interview for Forbes magazine, Sylvia Ann Hewlett was clear in her advice that one should focus on finding a sponsor as opposed to a mentor. The difference between the two according to Hewlett is that “mentors advise; sponsors act.” Notwithstanding the fact that she does outline the important role of a […]

Ways that you can undermine your own success: Overconfidence by Roz Usheroff

I was reading a recent article recounting how Marissa Mayer assumed the helm of Yahoo from under the apparent nose of then interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. It is an interesting story in that it revealed what can go wrong when like Levinsohn you (a) believe your own press (b) think schmoozing alone with other colleagues […]

Can you be truthful and candid at the same time? (Part 2 of 2) by Roz Usheroff

At the end of Part 1 of this post, I shared with you the story of Kevin. Once again, while this wasn’t his real name, I can assure you that both Kevin and the circumstances in which he found himself were all too real. Having had the time to think about Kevin’s situation, what would […]