Leading the Revolution of Older Workers: Someone Has to Do It

I have been around for a long time. I plan on being active in business for a hell of a lot more time, too. It is my belief that you can perform at a high level for as long as you want. You will have to maintain your health, if that is what you want […]

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Don’t be Don Quixote at Work. Here’s Why.

Cervantes created our character as a guy who read too many books. He had too many stories in his head and started to live his life acting them out. Don Quixote, written in 1605; is regarded as the most successful commercial book ever written. At least that’s what Wikipedia says. Five hundred million copies sold; […]

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Career Decades: Why Have Many?

Do you think of your career regarding the decades related to your chronological age? You know, 20’s, 30’s and on to your what? 60’s. How about 70’s or 80’s? Beyond that? Do you have the nerve to think this way? Should you think of working and being active forever? You know, as long as you […]

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A Foolproof Method For Assessing Career Risks

How do you know if a job is worthy of your time and hard work? How will you know if another opportunity might have yielded a better return? How do you know whether you are being set up to be the proverbial canary in a coal mine by your new employer? They may be sending […]

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The Ultimate Career Irony: When You’re at Your Best, It’s Easy to be Forgotten.

I have worked in many places. Big companies, small companies, some thriving and some failing. Start-ups, turnarounds and places on cruise control. Years ago I worked in a business where my predecessors had gone on to commit career suicide, their graves scattered across the corporate minefield that is technology. Driving a company and millions of […]

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Here Is The Here Here

Popular now is the saying “There is no there there.” According to Stackexchange: The original is from Gertrude Stein in a quote about her birthplace, Oakland CA. The meaning of the entire sentence is that she didn’t find a sense of place, a center, or anything substantial or important enough to warrant calling the town […]

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Key Elements of Successful Companies

I have been a senior-level executive at five companies over the past couple of decades. They have ranged from a couple of hundred people to 30,000. The management teams I was a part of ranged from dysfunctional to high performing. For those that were high performing, I have found the following consistencies. Leadership Each senior […]

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