What to include on your resume – an easy solution Clients often expect that I am going to know exactly what should be included on their resumes to have the most appeal to recruiters and hiring organizations. The truth is that no one can know that – but there is hope. What clients should expect […]
Getting new systems (models, programs, processes, innovations) used: As relevant now as 40 years ago In 1979, Peter Keen, a professor at various times at Stanford, MIT, Harvard, and Wharton, gave a keynote address entitled “Where Do Systems Get Used: Organizational Issues”. “Systems” for Keen translates to model-driven “decision support systems” (DSS) that were being […]
The Executive Role: Is It For You? In 1985, I had the opportunity to participate in a leadership development and coaching program led by Howard Holt “Pete” Bradshaw of Organization Consultants Inc., who died in 2012 after a long career providing counsel to business leaders. At one point during the program, he asked the participants […]
Report Card Questions: Reflections of an Executive This is an excerpt from the President’s address to the GTE Directories Corporation (GTEDC) Senior Management Conference in 1985. GTE became part of Verizon and its telephone directories division was later spun off. This address is a timeless classic that has never lost its relevance or power for […]
Several years ago when I was working in Executive Search recruiting, a client that was searching for a new member of its Board of Directors asked for guidance on conducting reference checks. The questions that were compiled then have stood the test of time and a couple of them are particularly powerful in eliciting how […]
Recently, I got a call from a small business owner on the best way to showcase his business on LinkedIn, essentially creating a resume for his business. The caller was a co-owner of a firm that had been in business for four years. Prior to that, both owners had respectable careers with two industry leading […]
Recently my team and I have put together a quick checklist of questions that we think help in creating a resume for a person whose goal is an internal promotion or finding a job at the next level in another organization. What is the next job? Often clients can’t actually define that clearly. They just […]
Based on the growing importance of career issues in today’s professional coaching engagement, Coach Academy International has partnered with Yellow Brick Path Career Management Coaching & Consulting to create a cutting edge, power-packed training program for practicing coaches, HR professionals, and career specialists such as outplacement counselors, college advisers, recruiters, and resume writers. This three-day intensive workshop launches […]
In today’s coaching environment, there are estimates that 70% or more of professional coaching engagements involve career coaching. Much of this coaching focuses on helping clients figure out how to optimize their careers and options.
Paula’s book review of “The freaks shall inherit the earth” was published in the Spring 2015 issue of the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, Volume 31. (ISSN 0736-1920) Below is a copy of Paula’s review of a book that provides new and compelling perspective on entrepreneurship.