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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»

Beware of the Breakfast Interview and Other Life Lessons

8 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — Walt Bettinger, Chief Executive Officer of the Charles Schwab Corporation provides insightful lessons for current and aspiring leaders — service to others should always win out over obsessing about our own needs, that we should take time to get to know the people who serve us, to be honest and authentic when […] Read more»

Accountability: Own It and Explain It

26 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Weaseling out of things is important to learn.  It is what separates us from the animals — except the weasel. – Homer Simpson It is hard to go through life, including your professional career, without making mistakes.  Many of these missteps are minor with little or no consequences.  Some are job ending.  Only a few […] Read more»