The One Question to help Leaders Focus on Strategy-Lesson from Intel

When you think of Intel, you most likely think of the its dominance in the microprocessor industry. Most of us have forgotten how Intel broke into the market depending primarily on the production of its memory chips. This shift in product strategy altered the brand, making Intel a household name. What was the one question that helps leaders focus on strategy?

The Right Way to Ask for a Raise

Just the thought of it can make your stomach turn, your muscles tense and your brain shut down. Believe it or not, you're not the only one paralyzed by the thought of scheduling time with your manager to discuss compensation. If you're unsure on how exactly to ask for what you are worth, let's discuss the right way to ask for a raise.

Productivity Tip-Focus on your Health!

I would guess roughly 90% of the New Year resolutions have something to do with eating better or working out more or starting some new fad lifestyle but that's not what I would suggest focusing on this year. Rather than going all in on some fad diet or routine that will exhaust your willpower and set you on the course for an inevitable crash, my recommendation would be to focus on the small levers that will have the greatest impact on your health for 2019.

The only question to ask before taking a new job

If you are considering changing jobs, here’s the ONLY question you need to ask yourself before accepting.

When you bite off more than you can chew

Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest is an annual attraction on the 4th of July that attracts both competitors and audiences from around the world.  Mountains of hot dogs are stacked in front of the competitors as the anxious crowds wait to cheer their favorite competitor. Takeru Kobayashi, a small framed native of Japan, holds … Continue reading When you bite off more than you can chew

How to get a recruiter’s attention

So you're looking for your next great adventure right? Your plan to get a recruiter's attention might consist of some bold moves that might include: Applying for positions that you're not necessarily qualified for to get your name out there Stalk recruiters for companies that you really want to work for Create the most awesome resume that has everything you've … Continue reading How to get a recruiter’s attention

Why your Employer Branding Sucks

Ah, how HR people love their taglines, buzzwords and trends.  The latest seems to be Employer Branding.  There are contests, strategy sessions and even rankings on how well a company performs on the proverbial Employer Branding scale.  Honestly, when I look at some of the winners I think, "Wow, their branding sucks, why are they … Continue reading Why your Employer Branding Sucks

The Acceptable Way to Get Mad at Work

Most of us spend more time at work than we do anywhere else, so why is it so surprising that work can make us so angry?   While building your business or your career, you are often judged more on how you handle tough situations versus how you handle the easy ones.  You cannot afford … Continue reading The Acceptable Way to Get Mad at Work