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Pam’s Story: The Value of Career Foresight

18 April, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
When the end came, Pam was not surprised, she was prepared. As the Vice President of Finance of a manufacturing company, she had been recording its slide for the past five years, ever since the organization’s long-term CEO retired and was replaced by an executive with an impressive academic pedigree and a stint with one […] Read more»

2016 Career Brand Management Resolutions

4 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
As we begin another business year, I thought a good way to launch the 2016 version of Self Perspective would be to share a list of New Year’s Resolutions that, if we would only follow them, would produce great value in our careers. I will treat my team — my subordinates, my peers and my […] Read more»

A Job Search Strategy, Daily Routine

29 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
At 32, after eight mostly successful years as a special projects manager for a major health system, Sally was out of a job.  That there were 150 colleagues in the corporate office facing the same fate did not make this day easier. They called it a strategic realignment.  When she left her office for the […] Read more»