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I Was Who I Am….

The other night, as part of a coaching session, I was conducting a post mortem with a client who just had her first interview in months.  She asked a very simple, but sincere question.  She said, “Rick, during the interview should I project myself as the person they are seeking or just be myself?”  This made me think of this person who really needed this job and how landing it would help her circumstances.  Of ...

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The Strategic Corporal: The New Empowerment

I often enjoy my talks with my brother Scott.  A retired Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Scott still doesn’t take himself too seriously, even after working at senior levels at the Pentagon and teaching at the prestigious Army Command Staff College.  Once in a while, we hit a note in our talks that brings about an “Aha” moment for me.  Earlier this week I mentioned how proud I am of the professionalism in the junior ranks ...

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My Goal is to Fire Someone…

One of my secret weaknesses is a certain flame-broiled hamburger and accompanying onion ring meal that frankly, just makes me happy even though certified as one of my vices by my doctor.  It was last Saturday afternoon while both daughters were attending their bi-weekly dance class when the hunger pangs attacked.  I had two hours to kill and was looking for a distraction or perhaps a way to reward myself for being a good ...

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The Power of the Leadership Gesture

I’m always so motivated by the leader who makes the special gesture.  I’m not talking about the grand monetary gift to employees or the motivating speech, but the simple, genuine, consideration of care for those who work alongside them.  During this time of year we all scramble trying to calculate bonuses, gifts for staff, or clients in some attempt to make summarize the year into a moment.

But in all of the giving, I’m still fascinated ...

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