Category Archives: Career Coaching

Call to Action: Just Ignore it (sometimes)

It’s true. Great musical talent needs to be taken to an adoring public. There’s only so much practicing in the parlor – before that world tour has to be undertaken. So a call to action to conduct a paid gig … Continue reading

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Plotting Your Career Success: Ladders Versus Expanders

The last time I met Ray Gamell was about 3 years ago in Abu Dhabi. I was passing through the city on a different mission and called to see him for a chat about Ethihad Airways. I’ve admired Ray for … Continue reading

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In 2016, get the job you want

Q: Are you fishing where the fish are swimming? I recently worked with a CEO, helping her to land a new job. She put huge effort into the process and it all worked out in the end. So, what’s the … Continue reading

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Should You Change Your Life?

I was flying back from Aberdeen. Happily bored.  They say that there’s only 2 emotions on an airplane – hours of boredom interspersed by moments of terror!  The girl sitting beside me was about 25 and seemed keen to engage. Reluctantly, … Continue reading

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Getting an Edge: Personal Branding

We counted back through the years.  The last time we’d been to New York for fun was 1992. Oh sure, I’d made a number of business trips since. But being a ‘business hostage’ inside some anonymous Ramada Inn basement (sorry, … Continue reading

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Don’t be an Ostrich: Ask ‘How Am I Really Doing’?

Sometimes managers, despite their best efforts, seem to be blocked from making progress. They work long hours and deliver projects on time/budget. But somehow the Golden Ticket to the Executive Club is not forthcoming. And the reason is…they … don’t … Continue reading

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What’s your Party Piece? Being insanely good at something is the root of career success

My Aunt Moya was a nun, a nursing sister who spent all her life taking care of old folks in a geriatric hospital just outside Paris. Moya was a formidable lady – having done a stint as the Mother Superior … Continue reading

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