Monday, August 31, 2015

How to Create Your Dream Job Now™ - Part 9 (Video)



You cannot succeed by yourself. It's hard to find a rich hermit.
~ Jim Rohn
The focus this week is to begin having conversations with people in our target companies so that we can ‘verify and validate’ the research we have done thus far.  It is at this stage in the process that you will begin to really find out if the companies you think you would love to work for are really companies you would love to work for.

Assignment
Your assignment for this week is to begin having conversations with people inside the conscious businesses you would love to work for.

  • Schedule phone calls and meetings
  • Watch Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk (and do the exercises before your meetings)
  • Verify and validate that the company is who they say they are on websites, ads, social media, etc.
  • If the company seems to be a match, start thinking about how you could add value to the company
  • Meet with your study partner/triad and discuss what you have discovered thus far about your top 3 target companies
  • Keep Thinking Big! You are creating the future!


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dream Job Coaching Session 8 - 2015-08-27 Excerpt



Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
~ Paulo Coelho
During this live group coaching call we discussed ways to connect with others via LinkedIn. We mentioned that at most we are only six levels removed from anyone we want to connect with.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Enterprise Architecture Antifragility Webinar 2015-08-26 Part 2 (Audio Excerpts)



This is a continuation of the Enterprise Architecture Antifragility Webinar we did with Si Alhir and Barry Bettman. We had an amazing discussion with our group of distinguished panelists:
  • Tom Graves, Principal Consultant
  • Daniel Horton, Sr. IT Manager
  • Jack Hilty, Strategic Enterprise/Business Architect
Even if you are not an IT professional, there are some golden nuggets here! The discussion is all about Antifragility and how to apply it in your life and work. 

For Part 1 of the webinar click here.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enterprise Architecture Antifragility Webinar 2015-08-26 Part 1 (Aduio Excerpts)



Yesterday, we joined Si Alhir and Barry Bettman for the Enterprise Architecture Antifragility Webinar. We had an amazing discussion with our group of distinguished panelists:
  • Tom Graves, Principal Consultant
  • Daniel Horton, Sr. IT Manager
  • Jack Hilty, Strategic Enterprise/Business Architect
As we mentioned yesterday, even if you are not an IT professional, there will be some interesting insights to be gleaned from this discussion. We should now say, more golden nuggets! The discussion is all about Antifragility and how to apply it in your life and work.

We will post Part 2 of the audio excerpts tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Antifragility Webinar: Enterprise Architecture (today)



Join us today, for a free webinar on Enterprise Architecture (Business and Technology) and Antifragility.

Even if you are not an IT professional, there will be some interesting insights to be gleaned from this discussion,  It is all about Antifragility. Our panelists include Tom Graves, Principal Consultant; Daniel Horton, Sr. IT Manager and Jack Hilty, Strategic Enterprise/Business Architect.

To read more about this event, check it out here or to Register Directly go here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Conscious Leaders and Leadership



One of the hallmarks of a conscious business is that it is led by conscious leaders. As we mentioned on a recent coaching call, conscious leaders are not the “in your face” tyrants that are so common in many businesses these days. Typically, that comes from those who have watched the movie Patton but never actually wore the uniform.

The conscious leader is more like a wise mentor or coach. They practice the art of servant leadership. They are dedicated to the organization’s higher purpose and aligned on the core values. They are typically humble and self-effacing. They understand that they are part of something much bigger than themselves and are grateful to be a part of it.

This is one of the “secrets” of the best companies on the planet. They see that leadership is key. They know that no one is any better than anyone else (although some may have more responsibility).

Monday, August 24, 2015

How to Create Your Dream Job Now™ - Part 8 (Video)


This week we talk about the tactical side of the process. That is connecting with the right people, connected to your target businesses, via LinkedIn.

Assignment
Your assignment for this week is to begin connecting with people inside the conscious businesses you would love to work for (Your Top 3).

  • Make sure your LinkedIn profile looks great
  • Following the instructions in the video, Check out the companies in your Top 3 list on LinkedIn and request introductions
  • Meet with your study partner/Triad and discuss any challenges you might be having
  • Keep connecting with others via LinkedIn
  • Keep Thinking Big! You are creating the future!


 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Dream Job Coaching Session 7 - 2015-08-20 Excerpt


During this live group coaching call we discussed Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Business practices.  We talked about the power of businesses that have a higher purpose, that practice stakeholder integration, that have a conscious culture and are led by conscious leaders.
 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Antifragile by Nature: Life Lessons from Artists (Audio Highlights)



Yesterday, we joined Si Alhir and Barry Bettman to discuss Antifragility and life lessons from artists with Elinor Slomba (you can read her blog here). This was an amazing conversation with lots of gold nugget insights to contemplate. I encourage you to register for the upcoming Antifragility webinars here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Is the NY Times Piece Right About Amazon?



We read with much chagrin the NY Times piece about Amazon this weekend (read it here). It painted the online giant as an unconscious tyrant of massive proportions, in league with many old-business-model businesses that have existed for 50 years or more. It was not pretty. Even if 20% of the article is correct, there is cause for grave concern.
 

As a consulting business that is all about conscious business practices, we were jolted by the article. Especially, since we use Amazon as an example of a conscious business on a regular basis. We have discussed it in several meetings and will be monitoring the situation. 

There is a chance that the article was a “hit piece” and distorted the facts. There is a chance that special interest groups being disrupted by Amazon's success are seeking to “get even.” We will do some checking and provide an update as soon as we get more information.