Tag: Wendy Yanowitch

One (More) Headhunter “Secret”: “See Me”

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There are “secrets” in the executive search trade that anyone who hopes to be headhunted (or hire a headhunter to fill an opening) should know. A set of 10 tips are here; another 7 more are here. Here’s an 18th tip: what you do in the search process can stick with you for a lifetime. While the […]

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[Life Back West] August 2012 – “One Degree of Bacon”

Even in the big planet we call earth, life exists like it’s one small town. My friend Wendy Yanowitch’s saying that “Life is made up of six people and lots of mirrors” plays out in my world weekly, and I suspects plays out in yours as well if you start watching the connections. If this […]

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One-Off Date or Relationship?

There are at least two ways to view the people with whom you work, live, and associate. One end of that spectrum is to think that every engagement point with somebody is a transaction, which may, or more likely may not, be repeated. Think of it as the one-off date mindset.  The other end of […]

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[Coaching Tips] How to Say Thanks (and When and Why)

The gift fruit basket from Wendy and Richard Yanowitch was over the top, but it was really the simple handwritten card expressing what I had done and their thanks for my behavior that hit the bulls eye. Their thank you letter, as my friend Cathy Madison at Cathedral School for Boys might saw, “was a […]

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Engaged Alumni at Willamette U: Why Would You Want Them?

Would you? Short answer: it depends. This post is part of a continuing conversation about ways to improve alumni engagement at Willamette University, located in Salem, Oregon. Willamette is one of the oldest universities in the western United States (“The First University in the West”) and is an independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded […]

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Save the Whales – And Your (Career) Network!

Save the Whales was founded 1977 to preserve endangered species of whales. With tongue someplace in cheek, preserving your career network may not be far behind. Act now or your career network too will be endangered Why is this important? Because your career network is probably the most important asset you have today for getting […]

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[New Rules] The Vibe in My (Dolores Park) Neighborhood

In Pareto’s world , big things count a lot, but small things count as well. The trick as it were to is make sure you nail the big things very well, and make sure to do the smalls things well too. It sounds easy to do but my experience is that it’s hard to execute. […]

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