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#1 Foolish Mistake I See Smart Executives Make ALL.THE.TIME


foolish mistake smart execuitves makeAnd another one bites the dust….

Let’s call him Derek, changing the names to protect the fallen…

I spoke with Derek last week. He is a highly accomplished, promoted-or-recruited-every-3-to-4-years, finance executive who really knows his stuff.

He has made a ton of money for his clients and his employers. 

Recruiters, Managing Directors of other firms, and competitors always sought Derek out to explore the possibility that he might join their firms. 

Sometimes Derek had the chat….sometimes he just did not have time.  Continue Reading…

One Career Mistake You Are Probably Making


career mistakeWhether you are happy in your job or looking for a job, I can assure
you there is one mistake you are probably making that is hurting your career.

It’s one of the most common career mistakes made.

Executives are no exception….and probably the worst offenders of
making this mistake.

It can often be disguised as loyalty, hard work or selflessness.

Which all sounds noble and strokes the ego.

But it may killing your career and your ability to land the new job,
to get promoted or to negotiate a higher salary.

What is the one mistake you are probably making?Continue Reading…