183 results for author: Mark Anderson


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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Forget Tom Brady! Stafford Has Already Won!

Opportunity. In the Career industry it’s as big a word as “location” is in the Real Estate industry. For Matt Stafford, opportunity didn’t just come knocking, it came pounding on his door last March when the LA Rams, fresh off a playoff run that ...
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Executive Recruiting Market Paces Forward

The market for executive talent has been "hot." Our exclusive Recruiter Confidence Index peaked in March but remains high at the end of September when 64% of recruiters told us the market will continue strong for the next six months (Blue line below). ...
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Recruiter Confidence Update: “Sunny with a Chance for Clouds”

Every month we survey executive recruiters about the executive employment marketplace. Through much of the 2nd Quarter of 2021, 7 out of 10 executive recruiters reported to us through our Recruiter Confidence Index (RCI) that they were "confident or very ...
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The Trend is UP!

We are happy to report that our exclusive Recruiter Confidence Index has moved sharply to high level over the last 12 months. Now over 67% of recruiters are confident that the executive job market will be strong over the next six months (see Chart Below). As ...
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