Calm in the Face of Panic Leads to Prosperity

The executives who stay calm in the face of panic enjoy career and business success.  Do you make calm business decisions? business lessons from George bailey The bank run scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” shows human nature at its core. George Bailey, played by Jimmy Stewart, calms the shareholders of the savings and loan … Continued

“How Busy Executives Should Job Search,” seeks to help busy executives find the success they desire. Part 1 covers the importance of making the time commitment needed. Make a commitment to the time needed to land an executive position Our clients are all busy. They do things constantly. Many executives use the word “busy” as … Continued

Career Growth Gets Harder at the Top

Career growth is challenging and gets much harder at the top. Don’t sit down and give up. Get help to persevere and resume your climb. Career growth “So, what’s the primary motivator for seeking a new job?” I ask. It’s a common question we ask in the first call with a prospective client. “I’ve been … Continued

Executive Coaching Moves You From Knowing to Doing

Executive coaching moves Endeavor clients from knowing to doing. endeavor clients get executive coaching We added executive coaching to our portfolio of client services not long ago. Executive coaching provides many benefits to clients engaged in a job search. One of those benefits includes moving clients from simply knowing what they should do into the … Continued

Career coaching shares many similarities with working with a personal trainer in fitness. Our client’s story “What are your thoughts about our process, not that you know the details?” It’s a common question we ask new clients at the end of our initial client consult. “It reminds me a lot of working out with my … Continued

Define your value effectively in the interview and you will improve your outcomes in contract negotiations. our client’s story “This negotiation went so much better than the last time I went through it,” my client shared. “The previous company had no interest in negotiating at all. In fact, they gave me 24 hours to decide … Continued

Effective job interviews begin with asking great questions. Uncover their needs and challenges. Then, paint yourself into their picture as the solution for a happy ending to their story. ouR Client’s Story A client called me with some exciting news. “Remember that company where I interviewed about a month ago but the went with someone … Continued

A Diligent Career of Hard Work Pays Off

Hard work pays off over a long career A lifetime and long career of hard work and diligence pays off. That was the big takeaway for me from this year’s Super Bowl. Yes, I’m a huge Chiefs fan. I have been all my life and it was an exciting day for the entire Chiefs Kingdom. … Continued

COO Advised to Turn Down Job Offer

We advised a C.O.O. to turn down a job offer recently.  Do you know when to turn down a job offer? Knowing When to Turn Down Job Offer Sometimes, I advise clients to walk away and turn down a job offer. It sounds odd given our mission is to help our clients land a new … Continued

Contract Negotiation Value of One Small Thing

Whoever said, “Don’t sweat the little things,” must have never entered into employment contract negotiations. Employment Contract Negotiation Effective contract negotiation drives value for an employment agreement even if it’s just one small thing. One small thing often changes the entire dynamic of a negotiation process leading to a positive ROI. What is that one … Continued

Interview Skills Take Work to Master

There is no doubt interview skills take work to master.  How would you rank your interview skills? Our Client’s iNTERVIEW SKILLS Story “I thought I was pretty darn good at interviewing,” he said. “I’m not sure what’s happening. It seems like they all go really well. But I’m not getting the job.” I originally spoke … Continued

December 31…New Year’s Eve. We can’t help but reflect back on the year that passed. It’s just the normal thing we all do on this day. A year is comprised of 525,600 minutes. If you’ve ever watched the Broadway musical, Rent, it’s hard to forget that figure. It’s catchy. While it sounds like an astronomical … Continued

VP of HR Lands CHRO Job with People First Culture

Client anecdote: VP of HR leaves toxic culture to be CHRO of company focused on people first. “I don’t want to be the school principal that doles out punishment,” she said during our initial consultation. “The culture here is borderline oppressive and it comes straight from the top.” Too much of her job was focused … Continued

Work Expectations Are Negotiable

What does that mean? It means you can negotiate everything everything involved with what will be expected of you in doing the job. Employers will often allow flexibility if it helps you get the job done. It doesn’t mean the employer will automatically give it to you. But you don’t get if you don’t ask. … Continued

“I haven’t been paid in over 6 months,” the prospective client shared with me. “The founder says the next round of funding is just around the corner, though. I hate to bail out at this point. I’ll lose all my equity. What do you think?” “The ship is sinking. Time to stop bailing,” I share. … Continued

The truth about mentors..

it’s a mixed bag. Hundreds of articles extol the virtues of having a mentor. The authors lay out the case that if you don’t have one you are essentially failing in your career. There is some truth to this. However, finding a good mentor who will meet your needs, help you advance your career, be … Continued