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Career Search Imperatives and Constraints

People in career transition, or those seeking career change, often struggle with a variety of issues related to making the transition. You have probably seen those around you fall into one of the following six categories. You may also fall into one of them yourself. I think I know the process I want to do ... Read More
 

Project Team Communication

I had the good fortune of spending yesterday evening at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Professor Denis Leclerc led a discussion on cross-cultural communication when working in project teams. Through many of his international travels in recent months, he has been surveying individuals and has collected data from over 640 individuals who are actively ... Read More
 

Management By Absence

You’ve heard of management by walking around (MBWA), but have you heard of management by absence (MBA)? Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, uses the MBA approach to manage his ever-growing employee base. In a direct assault on Milton Friedman’s idea that companies should never get involved in charitable efforts and being socially ... Read More
 

Entrepreneurship – A “Free Agent” Career

I’m going to be giving a talk this week at my alma mater, The Thunderbird School of Global Management, about why I quit my “safe” corporate job and chose entrepreneurship. As I was preparing my notes, I started to think about the changing labor dynamics in our society and how entrepreneurship may be the “safer” ... Read More