Feeling rejected? Three reasons you’re losing the job offer.

Over the years, I’ve heard executive clients proclaim that they are skilled at job interviews, negotiations, and interpersonal skills. Here is what I hear: “People love me.” “I do well.” “I’ve never had a problem.” . . . And then, after a series of senior-level job interviews, there are zero offers on the table. These […]

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5 powerful ways to gain the edge inside your company [template + scripts]

Last week I delivered a presentation to 75 electricity professionals at a large electric utility conference in a neighbouring province. These professionals are highly trained experts. They know about very complex and sophisticated things, such as protection relay testing, electromechanical and micro-processor based protective relays, circuit breakers, transformers, and switchgear. Their work is absolutely critical […]

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3 stress-free marketing tools for technology executives [scripts]

Simple tools to help you to gain confidence and attract the right decision-makers to your business or your career. As an executive career management consultant and executive resume strategist, it surprises me that over the years most of my highly successful technology executives and CTOs struggle with simple marketing communications with their own professional networks. […]

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Resilience at Work

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill In a recent trip to New York City, I met a guy in a restaurant on the Upper East Side who works as a day trader. It immediately occurred to me how little I know about this profession and how one […]

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Inside the minds of CEOs [Survey]

I recently surveyed senior executives in the energy industry in Canada and the United States and uncovered a surprising trend. Succession and career planning are not typically identified as strategic imperatives, in spite of our knowledge of the contrary. Most executives I spoke with claimed that there was a clear lack of career development planning […]

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Board-level resumes: how they are different

If you are serious about landing an independent board seat with S&P and the Fortune 500s, and other major companies, you will need to change focus from internal operational challenges to external corporate outcomes. The ultimate question focuses on the impact you have you made in your business, your industry, and the marketplace. How have […]

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Power statements for 21st century executive resumes

executive resumes | industry jargon

I recently delivered a career strategy program for masters of internetworking students at a local university and was amazed at the depth and quality of experience these international “professionals” have under their belts at such a young age. Some of these individuals have already worked for Fortune 500 companies around the world and have achieved […]

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