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The Hidden Dangers of Leading Change

12 September, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
People hate change. They dislike it so much that otherwise nice people will resort to some uncharacteristic behaviors — gossiping, lying and personal defamation against the person leading the change. This is a real threat to senior executives, especially those involved in organizational turnarounds. Important progress can be slowed or derailed. Executive careers can be […] Read more»

Outplacement: A Career Transition Benefit You Should Demand

16 August, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
LISTEN In today’s podcast we will build on a recent theme of my blog posts: career management and career transition. In part one, we will explore outplacement services — what it is, how does it work, who pays for it, why it is so important for executives who have been laid off or terminated, and […] Read more»

Mom’s Letter: Bad News Travels Fast

27 July, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Micro managers are a pain in what you sit on. Actually, they are not managers at all, they are controllers. To suggest that micromanagement and good leadership or management are one in the same is, at best, spurious. The great irony about “micromanaging leaders”  — aside from the fact that the term is an oxymoron […] Read more»