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Selling Yourself: Mastering the 3 ‘Root’ Questions In An Interview

25 April, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“I am really not any good when it comes to selling myself.” That is one of the most common admissions I hear when helping candidates prepare for their job search. Candidates with interesting backgrounds and obvious skills struggle to deliver answers that are focused, on point, and have relevant examples of their success. Some executives […] Read more»

Personal Performance Plans – It’s Not What You Think

21 March, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“They are on a plan,” as in a performance improvement plan. When we hear that phrase we typically assume that an employee’s performance hasn’t been up to snuff.  “The plan” was developed by a supervisor to document what the employee must do to continue in their job, or to avoid termination.  Being on a performance […] Read more»

How Leaders Can Help Those Who Like Their Comfort Zone

8 December, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
There is an interesting paradox emerging in the world of career management — the desire for comfort – as in one’s comfort zone – while the pace of change is accelerating in almost every facet of life.  Tension exists. This acceleration requires, no demands, a new mindset regarding change, especially when it comes to those […] Read more»