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Aw Come On, Be Realistic…

14 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
I have said it. Many times. So have many school counselors, bosses, friends, even parents.  Typically it was uttered as sage advice to dissuade a foolish act, to protect a loved one from crushing disappointment or, in my case, to steer an executive away from an ill-advised career choice that was sure to be a […] Read more»

Senior Executives:  You Can’t Not Change

2 December, 2015 Posted by Becky Pearce
“You always need to keep young ears.” — Singer Sir Tom Jones Sir Tom Jones — Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE —  is a Welsh-born singer whose rugged good looks and massive voice propelled him to fame in the mid-1960s, first in the UK and in the early 1970s in the US, but it was his […] Read more»

If You Want the Job, Then Close the Deal

30 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
BIRMINGHAM — Attention candidates, if you want the job then close the deal. Landing that great new executive assignment, or winning that big internal promotion, requires an important leadership skill — great communication and the ability to motivate people to action.  Sell them.  Yes, you have to be a good at sales and close the […] Read more»