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Tue Apr 11, 2017

Coaching Mistakes Leaders Should Avoid


Most of us have great employees. They’d really be able to advance except - They hate to shake up the status quo. They have no sense of urgency. They what things to be different, but they don’t want to do things differently. The list could go on. There are few of us who do not [...]

Thu Apr 6, 2017

3 Steps To Be The Star Employee


Every organization has one. That star employee who stands out, stands apart and is surely on the path to success. Love them or hate them- there is no denying we all wish we to be them. The truth is that you can be that star employee if you do the right things to get noticed, get [...]

Thu Mar 30, 2017

Building Trust – Step One


  While I enjoy writing my own posts and sharing thoughts that come out of my work with clients, there are times when someone else has already said it better. This is one of those times. Stern Strategy Group understands influence and credibility. This article will help you understand how Words make you Trustworthy. Let [...]

Tue Mar 28, 2017

5 Types of People Not In My Network


We all reach plateaus in our careers – some even call it a rut.  Part of breaking out of this phase is to look at your network.  Every 6 months I look through my network and think ‘Who do I need that I don’t have and who do have that I don’t need?’ You can [...]

Thu Mar 23, 2017

Stop Sabotaging Your Career


I can’t believe I got passed over for that promotion again. Why don’t I ever get picked to lead the projects? I swear, no matter what I do, I can’t get ahead! Sound familiar?   I recently heard this from a client.  Here was my response.. “I can tell you what’s holding you back but you’re [...]

Tue Mar 21, 2017

Don’t Blame It On Lack Of Opportunities – Create Them


I often hear executives say “I haven’t been give opportunities” or “I see opportunities going to others”.  While I know it can sometimes feel this way, I always tell them that opportunities present themselves every day.  They are often subtle and not simply dropped in your lap, but they are there.  The only way to [...]

Tue Feb 28, 2017

Why You’re Not Listening To The Best Ideas in Your Company


Does it feel like you sit in meeting after meeting at your organization and you never hear an inspiring or intriguing idea come across? That’s probably because you’re not listening to the best ideas in your company. Great ideas usually don’t come out during meeting and rarely do they come from the leadership team. In [...]