Tag: career change


Distraction as a Way of Life

Distraction as a way of life. We have discussed at some length the fact that people have very different behavioral styles, particularly the executives who come to us for help with their careers.  We use the DISC instrument as a way of detecting behavioral tendencies.   The high D (Dominance) types...

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Alone in the World

Several times in my career I have been without work.  Sometimes by choice.  Sometimes not.  And particularly in the latter case, it can be a very scary feeling… almost as if you are alone in the world.  You send all of those emails. You submit your resume and you try to engage with recruiters. Also,...

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The Human Touch

Do you miss the human touch? These days, as I understand it, most stock brokerages and similar financial service firms primarily offer exchange-traded funds. These essentially track a specific market basket of stocks, often something as recognizable as the NYSE or its ilk.  The reason is that machines...

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market mystery

The Great Market Mystery

Imagine the glorious future when all you have to do is go online and type in the sort of job you want, the location, and maybe the target compensation… and out pop two or three job offers. Well, we’re not quite there yet.  In fact, we may be farther away from that job seeker’s utopia than we’ve ever...

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Happy Landing

Happy Landing (in less than 90 days)

In this Chairman’s Blog we like to share both general information such as statistics to help career changers understand what they are facing but also anecdotal evidence of individual’s challenges and successes. Happy Landing. Today let’s talk about Rossalyn—definitely one of the latter.  Rossalyn...

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human experience

The Most Precious Aspect of Human Experience

In my time as a business coach, I often worked with teams.  Beyond the non-verbal trading exercise that required executives to communicate without speaking, my second favorite activity was to ask the team “What is the most precious aspect of human experience?” Inevitably there were a few blank stares...

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open minds win big

Closed Minds Lose Out / Open Minds Win Big

Closed Minds Lose Out / Open Minds Win Big. As I’ve mentioned before, at the Barrett Group (TBG) we speak to tens of thousands of executives and managers each year.  Many of them also fill out a survey. They share their thoughts on where they are in their careers. Their frustrations with their current...

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Many Happy Returns

Sometimes our clients are surprised at first to hear about paid search.  They ask us, why should I pay for career management services? What is my return on investment? Let me answer this with examples from my own life.  All of the numbers are exactly true.  The timing and the circumstances I will...

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