Job Talk Episode 3

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In this episode: Dave and Doug talk to a strength coach who turned her hobby into a career, learn some tricks from a professional host and master of ceremonies and Dave gives his take on New Year’s Resolutions. Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS

Job Talk Episode 2

In this episode: Doug and Dave take on the challenges of managing age diverse work groups and explore the parallels between roller derby and teaching in the classroom. Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS

Managing “Up”!

It seems as if I am always speaking with someone who is having “trouble” with their boss; most of the time there seems to be a disconnect between leadership and the needs of the team and the manager in the middle has to split the difference. Or does she/he? Fully half of a manager’s job is to “Manage Up” ; most of the time “the boss” is simply focused on work at the leadership level – it’s hard to understand … Read More

Job Talk Episode 1

In this episode: Doug and Dave talk to a brilliant young music teacher about behavior in the classroom, speak with a living history producer about lessons we can all learn from the past, figure out the difference between “boss” and “leader” and get Dave’s take on travel in the modern age. Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS

Plan for the Long Haul

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It’s easy in the day to day of turmoil, change and challenge to lose site of long term goals. Take the stock market – it’s been a perilous 2016 for investors and yet the last two weeks of shaky performance represent a tiny fraction of an overall strategy. In life, business and investing it makes no sense to react in panic and make sudden adjustments based on transient events. In another month there will be an entirely different set of … Read More

Job Search Perspective

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There’s no question that looking for work is challenging, frustrating and sometimes frightening. The secret is to keep it in perspective and to work as efficiently as you can. To the former point, remember this: your career is not supposed to be one smooth line that has no sharp curves, ups nor downs or surprises. For one thing, what fun would that be? Life is more interesting when there are things to navigate and challenges to overcome; you will likely … Read More

Resolutions That Matter

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There are likely a few things that you and your organization would like to change; it’s ok to make a list and check it twice but it’s better to focus on one simple change that can effect change across a broad range of activities. So for example: you can make list of 20 things you would like to do better – have shorter more effective meetings, meet your clients’ needs more precisely, decide to send fewer and more targeted e-mails … Read More


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In among all the talk about elections, with all of the confusing drama masquerading as information, remember this: in the end what will matter is who can best lead us. Not manage us, boss us or browbeat us. Who can lead us. It’s the same in your own organization; technical skills are great but who has the leadership qualities to help you succeed? Find those people and empower them. Now!

Don’t Forget to Say Thanks!

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So Thanksgiving has come and gone but don’t forget to say “thanks”.  There is someone in your organization, right here, right now who deserves a “thank you” Simple, eloquent and meaningful those two words are always appropriate. Say “thank you” to someone who is unnoticed but important to your company; say “thank you” to someone who has gone the extra mile and needs to know that their efforts are appreciated; say “thank you” to a client, new customer or investor … Read More

Don’t Get Lost in the Search Engine Sauce

There are many fine job search engines available today. You visit the site, apply to specific jobs listed and/or post your resume. One thing that isn’t apparent to the average job seeker, the vast quantity of applicants. This issue is more acute with the national job search websites. The website company is getting paid by companies that want to post there positions, so the website company provides them with a vast number of applicants to choose from. Think about your … Read More

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