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Having The Discipline To Say “No”

13 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
There are some striking similarities between consumer product brand management and career brand management.  The most important, in my opinion, is the need for discipline and courage. When consumer products brand managers are dealing with full-on pressure to achieve corporate expectations for improved margins, they typically pursue one or all of several options, including: Reduce investment […] Read more»

Interview Questions You SHOULD Ask

1 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
An organization’s culture is not something you can simply read about and master.  This is especially true for executive recruiters and candidates. Understanding the organization’s culture plays a critical role in determining whether a candidate succeeds in her or his new job. The culture is so much more than a set of framed and widely […] Read more»

Earned Respect: The Best Choice for Leaders

29 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
HOUSTON — There are a couple of ways to look at leadership style.  Earned respect, and command and control, which is to say, I’m the boss, do what I say.  Earned respect requires more skill. It takes more time and energy but will generally produce sustainable results.  The I’m the boss approach is easier.  It […] Read more»