Taking Steps Toward Leadership–from the mundane to the…um…more mundane?

Do you find yourself waiting for exactly the right moment to start a distasteful task, a “tiresome labor,” on your way to success?  You schedule it in.  You get all the required materials lined up.  You prepare yourself mentally to begin this odious deed.  Then you realize that you’re 2 min later than you wanted […]

Taking Steps Toward Leadership–STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Essential tools of the curious.  But the most important things about a person when it comes to hiring practices according to Google weren’t STEM related–those came in last!  What were more important?   “Soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others with different […]

Taking Steps Toward Leadership–FIRED!

I’ve been fired.  Multiple times.  Multiple businesses and schools.  Business firings are different than school firings.  You may be “downsized” or laid off.  You might be fired for cause or RIF’ed.  The HR department asks you to step into the conference room where there’s a mahogany table with a very prominent box of Kleenex near […]