When we conjure up mental images of leaders we often think of those who are in front of a crowd. Demanding to be heard. Like Martin Luther King, Jr and his inspirational I have a Dream speech. Or Steve Jobs and his iconic Apple Inc. product launches. But what about the quiet leader? Is that an … Continue reading Shh. I’m Leading.
A few years back the company I worked for made a difficult hiring decision. They chose not to hire a qualified candidate for a hard-to-fill position because of something they found on the internet. I don't know the details of what they found, but I do know that it was something this candidate had personally posted … Continue reading The One Career Skill You Need NOW
Today's post is brought to you by a fortune cookie. No joke. Just recently, I visited a new Asian-themed restaurant in town, and as you might expect, I had my fortune told to me by a cookie. My fortune? Working Together Works Okay, sure. I guess. Not really a fortune, per se, but certainly a … Continue reading When Working Together Works
Recently I was talking with a colleague about the "elevator pitch". She looked at me funny and said “what’s an elevator pitch?” Of course, I explained it to her. But, the point of this story is that there may be people in business today who are not familiar with this concept. That means those who … Continue reading Your Resume is Lazy