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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»

Please, No Silly Slogans

27 December, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Good leadership is a lot more than silly slogans, clever jingles or inspirational posters hanging on the walls. We all know how important teamwork is.  It is critical to the success of the organization — quality produced, service delivered.  But why, then, do so many companies take such an important concept and trivialize it with […] Read more»

Parents As Career Mentors

10 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
My dad was a hard working business owner.  He worked long hours and had great  success as a retail baker.  He did it, first and foremost, to be a good provider for his family and to help his sons to have a life that was better than the one he had. In his youth and […] Read more»