Category Archives: Values & Ethics

If you can’t be brilliant, at least be (authentically) memorable

What is the key to becoming memorable?   Be yourself! In fact being yourself is the key to everything that you are and hope to be in both your career and in your life.  It is the foundation of you and all you stand for. Unfortunately, personal branding is often viewed as an exercise in […]

Career Curveballs: Why going against your gut instincts is never a good idea by Roz Usheroff

I have enjoyed immensely the new series called Career Curveballs by some of the LinkedIn’s top influencers. So much so that I thought that I would share a personal story that had a major impact on my life for many reasons – including the fact that it happened later rather than earlier in my career. […]

An apology of convenience? by Roz Usheroff

In my January 14th, 2013 blog post “The Business Apology: When Taking Responsibility Trumps Contrition” I wrote the following; “In truth to be effective, apologies have to help to diffuse the situation rather than make it worse.  The only way that this can be achieved is through a sincere expression of regret combined with a clearly […]

Don't fail your daughters (or your sons) by Roz Usheroff

“First, trust your own passions and tastes. Don’t let people tell you who you are or what you’re best suited for — especially when their opinions are based on old-fashioned gender stereotypes. If there’s a job you want or a subject you’d like to study or a career you’d like to pursue, go after it. […]

Bringing out your inner spotlight by Roz Usheroff

In what is today a competitive business world where no one is safe or indispensable, toiling in relative obscurity is a surefire way to find yourself on the outside looking in regardless of the results you deliver.  In other words, you have to support performance with the right amount of exposure to ensure that your […]

What is the one thing that we can learn from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford?

Like everyone else, I have over the past few weeks been following the travails of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.  Given my busy travel schedule, perhaps the better way to phrase it is that the Ford story has been following me – as it has everyone. In fact one would likely have to be from another […]