You need to OWN it to WIN it

You need to OWN it to WIN it

Brian Tracey said it best, “Move out of your comfort zone.  You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” There is a huge difference between wanting a dream job and actually doing the work to manage your career and...
Owning your Career

Owning your Career

As a Career Coach, I often ask clients about their career path and how they ended up in their current role. Often their response is that they had no defined plan for their careers but rather just followed a path that opened for them at the time. The path was opened...
Authenticity – What’s YOUR story?

Authenticity – What’s YOUR story?

Today I want to talk about authenticity, as in personal authenticity.  I often get asked to help individuals build up their personal brands, or work with service teams on boosting the customer experience, or even working with sales teams to connect with the right...
The “New” American Epidemic?

The “New” American Epidemic?

It’s not surprising (or is it?) that the news of Harvey Weinstein’s outing as the latest and greatest Hollywood predator has prompted legal and HR teams across the world to re-evaluate their policies and tolerance for sexual, and other harassment in the workplace. I...
Embracing the Change

Embracing the Change

Innovate or Die.  Often the mantra of CEOs and entrepreneurs.  Stagnation of ideas and lack of change leads to lost market share, drop in retention rates in both clients and employees, and simply isn’t smart business.  This is also true on a personal level.  Nothing...
One True Key to Success

One True Key to Success

I have to admit, I’ve always been skeptical of those pop psychology claims of the one thing you need to do to be successful. Most of those claims are simplistic views of the problems we face or a single concept taken to an illogical conclusion. Having said that, I now...
Subject: FEAR, don’t give it power

Subject: FEAR, don’t give it power

It’s the time of year we all make New Year’s Resolutions.  Losing weight, heading to the gym, being better with money, spending more “me time”, giving up smoking – the list goes on. Most resolutions never see fruition.  Most people give up before the end of...
Executive Search is an Extension of Your Company

Executive Search is an Extension of Your Company

In my line of work, I speak with a lot of potential hires on behalf of client organizations, so it’s not surprising that I’ve learned quite a bit about what candidates want and don’t want from me and the companies I represent.  We believe that what makes KMR’s search...
Turning Under-Miners into A-Team Players

Turning Under-Miners into A-Team Players

The lone wolf.  The snarky manager.  The know it all director. The leader who talks about everyone else on the team. The senior team member who smiles but is disrespectful behind your back. The “I did that” when you know darn well you did that Boss.  The downright...
Staying stable when the floor is shifting

Staying stable when the floor is shifting

One of my favorite childhood games was Labyrinth, where you had to negotiate a metal ball along a tilting floor, trying to get it as far through the maze as possible without dropping it into one of the many holes along the way. OK, I’ll admit I still enjoy playing...