Your Most Critical Career Decisions

During my almost 30 years in executive search with Spencer Stuart I met, assessed, presented and tracked the careers of countless executives. This activity provided numerous insights about how successful careers are formed, and derailed. Many of these observations have been underscored in my current executive coaching activities. Without a doubt, the most critical decisions … More Your Most Critical Career Decisions

What does self-awareness have to do with job satisfaction?

Self-awareness is defined as “conscious knowledge of one’s own character, strengths, and weaknesses, feelings, motives and desires.” And, rewarding business careers rely on the ability to lead, manage, motivate, influence, and build positive relationships which require well-developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence – at the very core of which lies self-awareness. Think about an instance … More What does self-awareness have to do with job satisfaction?

THE RIGHT MOVES – For Achieving Greater Career Success

Effective career management is critical to achieving career success. An executive’s success is only 35% attributable to the innate skills and talents they are born with. The far larger determinant, 65% is attributable to their training/education, how they build and position their professional profile, the decisions they make, and effective career management . Doing these … More THE RIGHT MOVES – For Achieving Greater Career Success

The Best Career Advice You Never Received

Over the course of my 30 year career as an executive search consultant with Spencer Stuart I’ve had a unique opportunity to observe the formation of many successful and not-so-successful careers. A number of components go into building a successful career, but professionals who take personal responsibility for proactively managing their careers have a distinct … More The Best Career Advice You Never Received