Lost Jobs Aren’t the Problem. They’re the Symptom.

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There used to be a time when if jobs were lost during a recession, there was the expectation that many of these same jobs would eventually return after the economy came back. These days, though, there’s a whole different feel about jobs returning. In a recent article, “5 Myths About How to Create Jobs” (link), McKinsey notes that even if the economy were to add 200,000 jobs per month, it…

Now More than Ever, Offer One Hand to Shake and One Throat to Squeeze

Today more than ever, companies are looking for leaders. Not the kind to fill management or leadership vacancies. They’re looking for employees, whether or not they have people under their direction, to step up and demonstrate a greater ability to contribute. They’re looking for people to lead in terms of what they bring to the table each and every day. In a different time, one might have argued that this…

Experience is Teaching, Now.

In the last post, I cited the work of Lombardo and Eichinger in discussing the type of experiences that lead to significant personal development.  These experiences have four qualities in common: 1)  You know very little about the experience as you go into it. 2)  You have to make a difference. 3)  You feel a chance of significant failure. 4)  You feel a tremendous amount of pressure. I realized, however,…
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