Archive for December 2014

How to Prepare for a Job Interview in a Coffee Shop

Those of us who have been through the job hunting process know that the nearby Starbucks is more than a place to grab a coffee; it’s also where you prepare for that upcoming interview. With 30 minutes to go, you need to stand in line, place your coffee order, wait for that order, take your…

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[DARE #14] – Unstuck Yet? – What Went Wrong in 2014?

It’s the last Sunday challenge of the year.  Last week I encouraged you to figure out ways to delegate yourself out of your current job to a better one – it was a forward-looking task. Now, let’s take one step back. Be warned: this one is uncomfortable – for everyone but it’s about increasing our…

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[DARE #13] – Get Unstuck – Delegating

“The true goal of  leadership is to make yourself unnecessary.” -Geoffrey James Think about it – how else will you ever ascend to a higher leadership position (i.e. out of your current role) if you don’t figure out ways to train your team (or anyone) to eventually takeover your existing responsibilities?

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Have an interview coming up? Start here

I wrote an interview preparation guide for you, the executive who rarely has had to go through a formal interview process because in the past, the next steps of your career have usually shown up at your doorstep – of course not by chance. Your career to date has been shaped by forces that were…

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[DARE #12] Get Unstuck – “Crazy stuff”

Last week was about thinking through what you want out of 2015 and creating a roadmap.   This week is about tweaking your plan in a meaningful way.   Here’s the background: On Saturday, I ventured out to NYC to think through my business priorities. It was easy to map out run-of-the-mill business activities and…

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[DARE #11] Get Unstuck – Draft a Roadmap

Santa did it! I was having so much fun this past weekend that I forgot to send over this Sunday challenge. Obviously, my three boys were also having fun. Can you see each one’s huge and joyous smile? Okay, you’re a busy executive so let’s cut to the chase.   Dare #11: Draft a roadmap…

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