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  After the Job is Won
by Jim Borland, Ph.D. - Jun, 2007
One key feature of The Five O’Clock Club outplacement program is that our service is available for one year, allowing clients to continue to see their coach at no charge to them even after they have been placed. While many self-paying clients will recognize issues with the “on-boarding” process, the majority feel that, since they have had a successful career, they know how to “do the job” once they land it. The first chall...
  Handling Conflict at Work: The Law Firm Example
by Jim Borland, Ph.D. - Jun, 2007
The opportunity to prepare an article for the newsletter of The New York Chapter of The Association for Legal Administrators gave me a chance to reflect on a specific example of conflict. Since the points are valid in other industries, I wanted to share a shortened version with you.... Is there such a thing as a workplace without conflict? Probably not. Every work situation that involves two or more people will experience c...
  The End of One Journey to the Start of Another: Beginning the New Job
by Jim Borland, Ph.D. - Jun, 2007
One of the most important things I have learned in over ten years of working at G&S from my colleague Fred Ball is the importance of helping our clients plan and execute their entry into the new position. Fred’s belief that coaching at the end of the outplacement process must continue into a new company is a contrast to the behavioral health model I had been taught at my previous firm, where a client who “graduated” was assum...
  Good Boss, Bad Boss: 20 Bad Habits Leaders Should Stop Doing Now
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2007
“We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop. Half the leaders I have met don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.” — Management expert Peter Drucker, as quoted by Marshall Goldsmith in What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, 2007 Almost all of us delude ourselves about our workplace achievements, status and contributions. This isn’t...
  Great Expectations: The Boss/Direct Report Tango
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2007
What should a leader expect from a direct report, and what can the latter expect from the leader in return? When both parties have clear expectations, the relationship is smooth like a tango. If one person gets out of step, however, the ensuing relationship makes for discord. While much has been written about what makes a great leader, there is little discussion about the relationship dynamics between a leader and a dire...
  The Leadership Void: The Problem That Isn’t Going Away
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2007
Most executives and HR specialists know a large percentage of baby boomers will retire over the next five to 10 years—and with them, 50% of the CEOs of major companies. But as with Hurricane Katrina, we see it coming and aren’t doing enough: We remain woefully unprepared. Some 75 million U.S. workers will retire soon. The talent to replace them will be chosen from the next generation of only 45 million available workers. Gl...
  Managers in Transition: 9 Strategies for Conquering the Procrastination Beast
by Kevin Nourse - May, 2007
Consider the case of two leaders in career transitions: James, a former CIO in a trade association, and Susan, a human resource director in a professional services firm. James made the decision to resign from his role as a result of a substantial leadership change in his association. However, he did a substantial amount of preparation for his transition starting five months before walking out the door. First, he assessed u...
  Reward Your Employees for Outstanding Performance: Top Five Ways To Reinforce Excellent Work
by Liz Bywater, PhD - May, 2007
Nobody works for nothing. That is to say, people work because there’s something in it for them. Financial remuneration, prestige, recognition, pride, a sense of doing the right thing. The preferred rewards for a job well done vary from person to person. But the need to get something for one’s hard work is universal. Great leaders know all about this. They realize that they cannot simply expect their employees to do their be...
  Change is Good: Conquering Resistance to Career Change
by Debbie Brown - May, 2007
Often we resist the very things we need the most. Clients frequently wait to call me for career counseling until they have gotten put on probation, or even worse, have lost their job. This "kick in the pants" is what they need to take a look at their work and their life. Sadly, some admit that they have not been happy at their job, often not just for months, but years. But they have chosen to ignore their problems for as lon...
  The People's Executive
by Teena Rose - May, 2007
What you don't know about your resume, cover letter, and personal branding strategies are affecting the outcome of your job search … and career. Put a top resume writing firm and leading career strategist in your corner for a shorter and smoother job search, a higher salary, and more successful career. Being a good executive isn't always easy. There's a fine line sometimes between keeping the customers, shareholders and em...
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