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BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESS RESULTS

Executive / Career coaching

  In the new holiday movie Office Christmas Party, a hard partying manager of an office branch about to be closed joins with his Chief Technical Officer to throw an epic holiday party.  Hilarity ensues, and the entire office and all of it’s occupants get trashed.  In real life, things rarely if ever get that <click to continue>

Three Myths About Introverted Leaders

There is a quiet revolution going on in the management ranks. Introverted leaders are finally getting the attention they deserve because of qualities like their ability to listen deeply and carefully, their calming presence amidst chaos or their capacity to think before acting.  Still, some myths about this personality type have deep roots in a <click to continue>

interview skills

Ryan is one of those clients that has a lot going for him.  Ivy league undergrad degree in engineering, post-grad fellowship, Warton MBA, then 5 years of dedicated hard work in a consulting firm. He is well regarded and moving up in his firm. But, on his 30th birthday, Ryan decided that he wanted leave his firm with the goal of <click to continue>

If you have followed the steps we’ve written about so far - outlining your accomplishments and value to the company,  figuring out exactly what you want, and lining up your allies, then it’s time to negotiate for your salary increase. Preparation If you can anticipate the ways in which your argument for a raise will be <click to continue>

You’ve figured out specifically what you want - more money, a new title, a flexible schedule. You know what your company truly cares about (hint - it's money). You’ve done your research and even crafted a convincing argument that demonstrates your value to the company and how you have contributed to the bottom line.   Are <click to continue>

In our last salary blog, we shared why it is so important to understand what your company really cares about  (hint - it’s money) before walking into a salary negotiation. But before you start the negotiation, it is just as important to know EXACTLY what you want. What do I want? This seems like such <click to continue>

You’ve worked hard. You’ve done everything that has been asked of you and more.  And now it’s time to negotiate for your next salary bump. However,  if you are like most people who come to us for executive coaching, this gives you a pit in your stomach.  Salary negotiation can feel like you are going <click to continue>

Are you working on projects that are sucking the life out of you? Are you working hard but not getting noticed? Do you have skills and talents that are not being used in your job? Do you shy away from promoting yourself because you don’t want to appear pushy and aggressive? Jennifer, a 36-year old <click to continue>

How to Find A Job You Will Love

Do you want to find a job where you look forward to going to work each day?  Then, ask yourself, “What are my interests?” "What do I prefer doing?” “When I am happiest in my job, what is it that I am doing?” These are questions worth exploring. Many job seekers look for jobs in <click to continue>