Of Stillness and Movement

"Be prepared for your job search to last eight months on average." I heard the words from my Outplacement Consultant, but did not want to believe her. Yet indeed, there is order to the universe and eight months after I began my journey, I have my new job. The universe also has a sense of humor... Continue Reading →

Running Late

I have so much to do ... falling behind ... what time is it, heck what day is it?  I am running late.  Nearly three weeks out of work and I have an altered perception of time. Holiday commitments and travel add to my time confusion. No routine or ritual at all. Every day is born new,... Continue Reading →

Career Talk for Young and Old

My kids always come first.  While I should focus on my career and job prospects, instead I focus on the career plans for my children.  As I talk to them about jobs, career choices, college majors and such I find it is helping me with my journey and near-term decisions.  I too have to get a... Continue Reading →

Three Meals

All business.  Fly from San Francisco to Chicago.  Arrive one evening and leave the next evening.  One bag, one suit.  All business. That was one week ago. A successful trip with the business result I desired. The script was simple enough, arrive at hotel and order room service as I prepare for my business the... Continue Reading →

Is it Too Late to Become a Comedian?

My first work related leadership lesson happened 25 years ago.  I was fresh out of college working in a corporate office high above San Francisco's financial district.   Life was good, until one day my boss said to me, "You should quit and become a comedian." Well, I got to be me.  I knew I was... Continue Reading →

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