17 results for tag: Next Great Next


If You’re Feeling Unseen or Unheard Right Now

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions, roughly 4,000 years ago. The Babylonian New Year was adopted by the ancient Romans, as was the tradition of resolutions. It’s remarkable, isn’t it, that ...
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The One Thing You Can Control in 2023

In my last Note From Mark of the year I wanted to leave you with the most important message I could. When you get down to it, the number one thing I want you to remember to start 2023 is to always be ready. Our career strategists and coaches preach this with ...
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Inhale love, Ehale Gratitude

Last week I was asked to oversee the ceremony and marry my nephew to a lovely young woman. Kyle has been like a third son to me. He’s a rare breed. You know, the kind that actually listens when I speak, went home at night, and never asked me for money. I ...
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Is Zappe the Next Tom Brady?

One of the most important things we are always telling executives is “always be ready.” It doesn’t matter if you’re in active job search or not; you have always got to be ready for your Next Great Next to present itself. There’s no telling opportu...
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I Approve This Message

It’s that time of year here in the US… Election Day. Everywhere I look it seems are signs for this candidate or that one. It really doesn’t matter, and they all seem to scope out the same places to pitch their signs, too. I wonder, what makes one ...
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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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Super Bowl Ready is a Strategy Not a Result

The first NFL Sunday of the regular season is tomorrow and I for one can’t wait. It’s also fascinating to follow the preseason storylines, you know what I’m talking about: the guys who look amazing in 2-a-days, reported to camp in the best shape of ...
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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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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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