You will reach the top of your field. And others won’t. “How do you know? My field is quite crowded with lots of smart people,” you say. I’m going to share with you a secret to success that will change your mindset and how you spend your time, and will alter your career trajectory to the tippy top of your field. There is a tactic that I learned the hard way when I founded ghSMART at the age of 23 (over 20 years ago). [Continue »]
At ghSMART, we advise board members and CEOs of large companies on their most important leadership issues. One of the skills we train our consultants on is making sure we are consulting on the right questions.
I think of a “right” question as one that matters, by cutting to the heart of an issue, one that will produce an answer that is within the power of the leader to act on, and one that–when answered–is likely to deliver the highest value to the leader in achieving results. [Continue »]
I love helping people strategize about their career. A recently-retired governor recently contacted me to have a career strategy chat. I’m guessing he will tell me he has a vague sense of what he wants to do next, and that he would love a sounding board to come up with a plan. [Continue »]