The Career Prescription – “Good is the Enemy of Great”

On July 27, 2011, in Blog, Career Development, by Christine Glasco

To paraphrase Jim Collins… HAVING A GOOD CAREER IS THE ENEMY OF ACHIEVING A GREAT CAREER! What’s truly interesting – the book’s complete title is: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t.  This article is dedicated to continuing the discussion of why some leaders make the LEAP to a great career […]

Are You Leading From Inside The ‘Box’?

On June 28, 2011, in Blog, Leadership, by Christine Glasco

An organization leader I admire very much, Dan Burrier, noted in an article he wrote for the Harvard Business Review Insight Center: “Much has been written about getting out of the box, but perhaps the most frustrating — and useful — guidance I have received came from a Zen teacher who pointed out: “The instructions […]

Leadership Lessons From The 14th Dalai Lama

On June 21, 2011, in Blog, Strategic Leadership, by Christine Glasco

On a sunny afternoon in May, Southern Methodist University conferred the Doctorate of Humane Letters on The 14th Dalai Lama for his ”lifelong leadership in promoting peace, compassion and interreligious understanding.” As he accepted the honorary degree, The Dalai Lama offered his particular brand of wisdom as it relates to leadership: »        The world belongs […]

Leadership & Career Issues From The S.S.Minnow

On June 14, 2011, in Blog, Leadership, by Christine Glasco

Have you ever had someone make reference to something and it sticks in your mind? Someone made a reference to Gilligan’s Island (a TV series from 1964 – 1968) within the last couple of days.  No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t get the program or the theme song out of my mind:     …There’s […]

Crack the Code: Why Have You Been Passed Over For Promotion? What Should You Do?

On June 7, 2011, in Blog, Career Development, by Christine Glasco

Causes Lack of a personal leadership brand Lack of an external reputation as a  ‘sought-after’ industry or career field thought-leader, speaker, author or influencer Damaged (walking wounded) or invisible internal reputation Lack of evidence of capabilities required in the next level Lack of a Mentor or Champion You think that doing the current job in […]

A Leadership Allegory – One Lone Llama

On June 1, 2011, in Blog, Leadership, by Christine Glasco

This is how it happened. We were following GPS directions while driving from Dallas to Durant, Oklahoma.  We were on time and looking forward to attending a special concert.  Then we hit a major snag – a Memorial Day holiday bumper-to-bumper traffic jam! We could stay on course or we could take a risk and […]

The Unspoken Speech

On May 24, 2011, in Blog, Leadership, by Christine Glasco

My friend Bob Heckman, Founder of The Allen Group and author of Boardroom Selling: Proven Strategies for Selling to Decision Makers gave me a copy of: The Unspoken Speech of John F. Kennedy at Dallas November 22, 1963 The copy was privately printed for Mr. Stanley Marcus (former Chairman of Neiman Marcus) in 1964 and […]

The 18 Month Syndrome

On May 18, 2011, in Blog, Leadership, by Christine Glasco

After coaching numerous executives through career transition over the last twelve years, I began to see a trend.  Inevitably, when I asked: “What happened? Why did you [select one of the following endings] separate from, get fired from, resign by mutual agreement from, retire from, quit, accept a package to leave, negotiate an exit strategy […]

Is There Really a Generation Gap?

On May 11, 2011, in Blog, Leadership Development, by Christine Glasco

Recently, one of my executive coaching clients described a problem he was having with one of his twenty-something employees.  “Greg misses deadlines and only carries out part of his responsibilities in managing the project.  He listens to the suggestions I provide – then does something entirely different.  He doesn’t follow-through on the details and seems […]

Put Your Coach Hat On

On May 3, 2011, in Blog, Leadership, by Christine Glasco

It is 3:29 AM on a Friday morning… This was supposed to be my day to sleep late, kick-back and reflect. But I woke up thinking about the ‘X-Competency’. On April 12, 2011, I wrote a Blog: You Need to Have More Than Arrows in Your Quiver – or – How Does He or She […]

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