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The Importance of ‘Buying A Ticket’

16 January, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
There is a wonderful story about a middle-aged man who was suffering through more than his share of career upsets and financial woes. One night he experienced the most vivid dream of his life, he dreamed that God told him that he was going to win the lottery. He awoke refreshed, optimistic and ready to […] Read more»

What Is Your Ikigai, and Is It A Problem?

5 December, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
WASHINGTON,D.C. — Describe your ikigai? The candidate thought she was prepared but holy cow, what is this? Before I define it for you, ask yourself these four questions from Laura Oliver of the World Economic Forum. What do you love? What are you good at doing? What does the world need from you? From my […] Read more»

Five Steps to Resurrect Your Career After A Mistake

7 November, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Mistakes are made. Sometimes leaders are terminated for those mistakes. It is one of the few regrettable aspects of leadership. It happens to many leaders at one time or another during their career — for behavior, strategy or execution. Interesting Observation Here is what I find so interesting, sometimes those leaders make a follow-on second […] Read more»