Author: rexrolf

March 21, 2016 rexrolf No comments exist

In examining time-tested leadership attributes that are essential to long term success, my first two articles in this leadership series discussed Declare How You Will Lead and What You Expect From Others and Model Good Leadership Behaviors. In this article I want to address the attribute that is foundational to all the others. It’s the primary quality that defines who a person truly is and their worthiness to be a…

February 6, 2016 rexrolf No comments exist

Okay, we’re all familiar with The Golden Rule “do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” That rule applies to all of us in life as well as in business. There have been thousands of books and whitepapers written on leadership development and the success factors that go along with it. New models are designed and promoted continuously. Often…

January 17, 2016 rexrolf No comments exist

The beginning of a new year or quarter is the perfect time to pause and consider your personal and professional status, goals, and actions that will position you for future success. New Year Resolutions are often achieved or discarded depending on the level of planning, commitment, and consistency of actions taken until success is achieved.  We often don’t achieve our career goals because we don’t thoroughly evaluate our…

November 23, 2015 rexrolf No comments exist

These are certainly uneasy times regardless of your career situation. As an executive coach I see a great deal of anxiety among professionals at all levels regarding their career and long term stability. Job security and satisfaction seems to be increasingly elusive to most Americans regardless of their employment status. The world of work is not following the normal pattern of change…

August 5, 2015 rexrolf No comments exist

It’s been obvious for the past several years that the world of work has changed dramatically regarding the employer-employee contract. In fact, it has changed almost as dramatically since we started to climb out of the 2008-11 great recession as it had in the 18 years leading up to it. It is well known that today workers are primarily responsible for their careers,…

July 10, 2015 rexrolf No comments exist

A prolonged job search often leads to uncertainty, confusion and even despair.  I get asked at the beginning of almost every career coaching assignment I engage in; “how long will it take me to secure a new job.”  There are so many individual variables it’s very hard to predict how long it will take. You can look at national unemployment…

June 22, 2015 rexrolf No comments exist

Online technology has not just become a part of the workplace; it has transformed the workplace entirely. Coworkers share their work using DropBox, bosses schedule meetings using their shared Google calendar, and conference calls are conducted over Facetime. However, for job seekers, the internet can become as much of a trap as it is a…

April 29, 2015 rexrolf No comments exist

Most people attempting to identify and secure a new job understandably try to sell their experience and skills to land that next position. That works in many cases, but far too often merely trying to link direct skills and experience is not enough to win the day, especially when you are in tough competition for a job or have experiential…

February 20, 2015 rexrolf 1 comment

“You are what you share.”  C.W. Leadbeater Social Media is not just a part of the social world anymore, but now a part of the business world in which we operate daily as professionals. Companies use social media to communicate updates to their consumers, recruiters use it to assess online behavior, and research is driven from…