Archive | January, 2008

Unexpected Aftermath of Sub-Prime Mess in Election Year: The IPA (Investor Protection Agency)

Thursday, January 31, 2008

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If you think the EPA has had a strong hand in the private sector, wait until you experience the IPA: the Investor Protection Agency — sword and shield for the small investor, non-creditworthy mortgagee and others seen as fleecees. With jurisdiction akin to the Consumer Product Safety folks and the FDA, IPA certification that products […]


Cover Story: You

Thursday, January 31, 2008

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More than a few times I have found a client who underestimated what she or he had learned, mastered or accomplished in a position they were leaving. They had never asked how the experience changed them, their abilities, their beliefs and attitudes and their network of acquaintances.  Equally frequently, my new clients have yet to […]


The First 90 Days In A New Job

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


  Got a new job? Maybe you haven’t started yet, maybe you are in the early days. In either case, this free tool has proven useful from a new CEO to a senior manager down in the ranks. You will need some quiet time to make a first pass. Then put it away for a […]


Media Ethics: Silence Can Be Deadly Not Golden (Teaching Deception Perpetuates Recidivism)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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Joann Lublin’s WSJ article of October 2, 2007 is entitled: “Silence is Golden Rule for Resumes of People who Have Broken It.” She suggests to those job-seekers convicted of crimes not to reveal anything about imprisonment on their resume, to cite the source of training in the correctional institution as the State Dept. of Ed […]


What Made jack welch JACK WELCH

How Ordinary People Become
Extraordinary Leaders

by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

"Lessons for life about the core leadership traits of character, risk taking decisiveness and the ability to engage and inspire followers."
--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization


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