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Career coaching: Q+A’s from forbes.com

Along with some other coaches I have contributed answers to Q+As on forbes.com Here are some of them: How a Personal Writing Practice Can Further Your Career Goals | onforb.es/1SFfXX4 How to Reach Out to An Industry Leader For Advice onforb.es/1pqesCb How to Find The Right Business  Or Career Coach onforb.es/1RkK1Xo How to Capitalize on […]

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A Corporate Culture Moment

This is the first in an occasional feature highlighting some head-scratching examples from today’s corporate cultures. Here’s a job ad from the BBC, as discovered by Private Eye Magazine. “The HRBP (People Development) is a role within a specialist team that provides deep expertise and thought leadership, developing pan-BBC frameworks and policies that enable the achievement […]

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Great Leaders Are Always Training Their Replacement

This article first appeared on Forbes.com First and foremost, as a leader you are responsible for the quality of the output of your team: making sure the work is done brilliantly and effectively. You are also responsible for getting work done efficiently, on time and within budget — those pesky factors that sometimes feel as […]

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Seinfeld to Obama – “I fell in love with the work!”

In this delightful episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s online series, President Obama asks Seinfeld how he has dealt with his success and wealth. Seinfeld’s answer? “I fell in love with the work; and the work was joyful and difficult and interesting and that was my focus.” Nice.  Let’s all aim to have work that is joyful and difficult […]

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The best thing you can do to advance your career

Article first published on Forbes.com You work hard and your work is good. But you’ve been in this slot for a couple of years and are starting to think about what’s next for your career. You love what you do; you love your team, your boss and your company. Everything seems perfect, but you’ve begun […]

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How To Stop Your New Leaders From Micromanaging

Article first published on Forbes.com Everyone — or almost everyone — wants to get promoted. A promotion is validation; it’s more respect, more money and more control over more of the work. But in my experience as a department head in global ad agencies and an executive coach to newly minted leaders in PR and other industries, leadership abilities have […]

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A Gift. Get it, give it. Book of Numbers, by Joshua Cohen.

I just finished this amazing book. It is about technology and humanity, disrupting, inventing. It’s about our connected, searchable, business-driven world, infatuated with algorithms, startups and founders, yet deeply rooted in the old time religions. It’s an amazing, stylish and disruptive celebration of writing, language and ideas. Here are a few excerpts to whet your appetites. […]

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