Something surprised me the other day. It was the reason a colleague, who had left to work for a big company (sniff!), returned to ghSMART. She had left a couple of years ago to become a senior executive at a top-tier fashion brand. Sounded like a dream job at the time. But within 2 years, she returned to our firm. I was happy she came back; but what was a mystery to me was why she decided to come back. She sat down next to me at our firm’s annual Summit. [Continue »]
Geoff: Pat, your new book The Ideal Team Player is crushing. Congrats on its success!
Pat: Thank you. I’m grateful that so many managers and leaders find it helpful.
Geoff: As a fellow business book author, I’m impressed that a fable format works so well with a business audience. Why do you think the fable format has been so successful for you? [Continue »]
Learn how to ace the interview and get hired to your dream job.
How “close to the vest” should I keep my cards during an interview?
Not close at all. Losers hide the truth. Winners share information.
How much should I “butter up” my future boss?
A 2 on a 10-point scale. A 0 or 1 makes you look selfish and uninterested. A 3 or more makes you look like a weak suck-up.