Don’t lose sight of who you are!

  “Hi, nice to meet you. So, what do you do?”  “I’ve been an engineer most of my life. In 1996 I took my first job with Hewlett-Packard and spent the majority of my time in, etc….  In 2004, our department was eliminated and I became the project manager of another division, etc…” We hear this type of conversation all the time. I call it the “the resume response”. This is where the problem begins. We... Read More

Keeping “Personal” in your Personal brand

I have been doing a substantial amount of media/blog reading on the topic of Personal Branding and also recently spoke on the subject to a diverse group of individuals (including three who mentioned being writers) who were all looking to establish a Personal Brand. Because there are multiple interpretations to what constitutes a Personal Brand, I speak and write on the subject to offer my insight and perspective and to help individuals... Read More

Today we are all pioneers.

Recently wandering through a bookstore, I was casing the aisles for something to read, when a familiar word jumped out at me from 15 ft away. Without hesitation, I made a beeline to its call, snapped up the publication. Gliding my hand over its gloss I felt my adrenaline surging. It read, The Harvard Business Review OnPoint Spring 2012, with one powerful word emblazoned across the front: Reinvention. This was big. Inside, I found... Read More

Emerging is a counter-intuitive process

At times I prepare myself for work by doing what is counter-intuitive. Instead of moving along through the Positioning process, I step away from its structure and disarm myself. This is not easy to do. It is a method I have learned of intentionally clearing my mind, so it is bare. In some way it’s like my mind’s bungee jump. Letting go of drive and control to this degree requires an unyielding faith and trust in my own internal... Read More