187 results for author: Mark Anderson


Feeling Stuck?

This summer I had more conversations than ever before with executives who used the word “stuck” when they described themselves. There are always a variety of reasons for feeling this way, but here’s something I’ve noticed in my 30+ years in the ...
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Here’s Why the #2 Pencil Isn’t #1

Let’s look ahead to the Fall. Seriously. Next time You receive one of these notes from me, the NFL season will have started, and kids will be back in school. It won’t actually be officially Fall in terms of the calendar but once the football games start ...
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Don’t Let the Market Tides Deflect You From Your Goals

Why do so many people think it’s not worth looking for a new job in the summer months? There’s a reason our motto at ExecuNet is, “Always be Ready!” When you’re an executive, you must be ready to storytell your value and be interviewed for ...
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Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and…You?

This year the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was filled with a cast of stars. Not surprising, I know, since it is called the “All-Star Game.” But as I watched the game, I wondered how many future Hall of Fame players were out there. The bar for the ...
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Life Lessons of a Military Brat

It’s interesting how one’s family situation while growing up can shape who they are, what they become, and how they lead. Last time, I shared a bit of the profound influence my mother had on me, and as I sat here thinking, “What do I want to share with ...
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A Note From My Mom

With Mother’s Day coming, I can’t help but think of the first leader in my life: Mom. She’s passed now, but I still think of her often, appreciating her more as I move through life. Every year on Mother’s Day, I reflect on some of the lessons she ...
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Take a Vacation From How You Think About Work

It’s vacation season. K-12 schools all over the country typically give the students a week off in mid-April. As a parent with sons in their twenties, I am well past those years. But I admit to having a picture of a pristine white beach tacked on my memo ...
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You Have More Options than Mike Trout

I’m not saying Mike Trout doesn’t have it a great situation, and of course most of us would love to have his career path. But for 99 days, the MLB owners were locking all the players out, keeping them from jobs most of them probably loved and were ...
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What Would You Be if You Dared to Break the Habit?

Haven’t we all had times when we felt we wanted to be a rock star? For most of us that is nothing more than teenaged dreams that quickly fade. But not for the son of one of my wife’s friends. My wife, Susan, used to be co-workers with the mother of Trey ...
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The Role of His Life

Whether it is your family, career, or country, one of the hallmarks of an effective leader is how much you inspire others. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the human embodiment of inspiration. It’s not about lofty titles with him. There is ...
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Your Next Great Next: Tick, Tick…BOOM!?

What’s your perfect role? There’s a very good chance it’s something you haven’t seriously considered before. Take for example the actor Andrew Garfield. Mainstream America probably best knows him as one of the actors who played Spiderman in the ...
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Even Tom Brady Thinks About What Comes Next

Thank you! I enjoyed hearing from many of you who wrote in: some to tell me how the story made them think about their Next Great Next; some to set up a phone call to talk; and some to tell me how Brady was going to trounce Stafford. Keep those emails coming! ...
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