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Relationships Are More Important Than Being Right When Onboarding

3 June, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
As I interview young executives, I frequently hear them talk about the mistakes they made early in their careers when challenging the corporate conventional wisdom or those strategic decisions that seem wrong. Onboarding guru George Bradt provides a first-person illustration how young executives can respond. Read more»

We Give Literary License To Preachers And Speakers… Not Resume Writers

6 October, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
Mark Twain once defined a good liar as someone who could tell a fib, believed it to be the truth, and remembered the difference. With jobless rates nearing 10 percent for the first time since the early 1980s, and the competition for good jobs at heated levels, it is not surprising that a few executives – panicked to pay the bills and take care of their families – would enhance their resumes to boost their employm Read more»

Baby Boomers Join Club 2030

1 April, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS, Texas (March 31, 2009) -- As unemployment numbers continue their worrisome climb, and as the stock market moves erratically up and down with so many retirement plans hanging in the balance, I have been thinking lately about the much anticipated shift in the workforce -- as Baby Boomers retire they will be replaced by eager Gen-Xers. For years workforce gurus and insurance actuarial analysts have been proclaim Read more»