Make the most of being downsized

Make the most of being downsized

You’ve just been told the company's downsizing - and you're one of those downsized. There are things you can say and do before leaving your seat to ensure a smoother transition to whatever comes next – and hyperventilating is not on the list. There are things you can...
Career Tip: Take a vacation!

Career Tip: Take a vacation!

I was interviewed by an organization looking for a few ideas that anyone could use to get ahead in their career.   My answers may seem counter-intuitive at first, but here's the video and why I said, "Take a...
All change starts with an ending: Something dies.

All change starts with an ending: Something dies.

In North America, we're in grave danger of losing our leadership status as the world's best in management development and new technology. This doesn't have to happen.  Over a lot of years, I've had the privilege of meeting and working with some of the best and most...
In business – beware of Typhoid Mary

In business – beware of Typhoid Mary

Hubris, big egos, poor foresight, and lack of humanity kill great companies every year. There's often a "Typhoid Mary" hiding in plain view in every organization. Mary Mallon, now known as Typhoid Mary, seemed a healthy woman when a health care inspector knocked on...
6 Signs You May Be Burned Out

6 Signs You May Be Burned Out

Today - more than any time I can recall - far too many people are burned out and don't know it. There are a lot of reasons behind their stories of course; but I've found that the signs of burnout are fairly common.  This list is from several sources that I've used in...