Live Your Life on Broadway

I was having coffee this week with my good friend, Willie. We were discussing the conscious act of making positive impressions with others we meet. He described his trips to the west coast to meet with his corporate teammates. “When I show up, I try to lighten the mood and lift them up. I usually […]

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Hello, Old Friend (Interview with the author)

An interview with a friend regarding the release of my first book, Hello, Old Friend: MP:      How did this book come about? The book wasn’t a bucket-list item. It actually wasn’t my idea. I was in the throes of networking in 2008, experiencing a deluge of individuals affected by corporate layoffs. One of my business […]

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Michael Jordan Failed His First Interview

Michael Jordan Failed His First Interview

In my book, Hello, Old Friend, I introduce a framework, Career Planning Model, as depicted below. The starting point to this framework is a step I title, Reflection. Oftentimes when individuals lose a job or seek a new job (perhaps out of frustration), they jump immediately to Execution. They don’t take the requisite time to reflect… […]

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When We Opened Our Eyes for the Very First Time

Allow yourself to consider the moment surrounding your birth, when you opened your eyes for the very first time. You held no prejudices, no biases. You had no material wants or needs. You had no business plan accompanying your life. We all arrived as equals at that very special moment. Now imagine at the moment […]

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A Person for a Season

Yesterday morning I had the good fortune to catch up with my good friend, Lynne Hughes. Lynne is the founder of the nonprofit Comfort Zone Camp, which serves young people ages 7-17 year-round. She also authored, You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk About Life After the Loss of a Parent. A very successful professional, wife and mother […]

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Escalation of Commitment

Have you ever watched a bad decision get worse? Perhaps a project that is late and over budget, with little plan or confidence to reach a successful conclusion? But one where the project is allowed to continue and funding continues to flow in its support? How about holding onto stock investments past the prudent time […]

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Negotiating with One’s Self Seldom Produces a Barroom Brawl

I think it was Warren Buffett who was credited with saying this. I buy it. I completely buy it. The gist of the phrase is that we tend to fall in love with our ideas and decisions. We’re not likely to challenge ourselves after decisions are made or ideas are formed. Unfortunately, we are not […]

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Executive Advisory Forum

Executive Advisory Forum

The Executive Advisory Forum was created to provide industry executives with full access to a group of executive partners dedicated to making a positive impact on every life and business we touch. We are not career consultants. We are current and former industry executives, like you, that live where you live, work where you work, […]

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Business Consulting

Business Consulting

Businesses are constantly chasing what is newer, faster, easier, and cheaper. If they don’t, their competition will. No one understands this better than industry leaders….and that is who we are. We are not career consultants. Rather, our team has served in every functional area of the business within multiple industries in Virginia and globally. We […]

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