By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

In the Hopi tradition, no decision is made until its effects on the next 7 generations have been considered. In this way, the Hopi people do their best to ensure that their children and grandchildren will inherit a more loving and sustainable planet. As leaders and followers we share an inheritance, which is to serve and inspire each other. In turn, we pass on this inheritance in the form of legacy. What is your legacy?


Spirit@Work is an iPhone app that offers 77 words to inspire their leadership and living. Currently free…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Leaders who are open about information are frequently surprised at the innovative ways in which the information is used and at the dramatic results this can achieve. The potential risks that full disclosure and openness might pose are more than offset by the sense by the empowerment experienced by people who feel trusted and are therefore inspired to contribute.

Do you share openly?


Spirit@Work is an iPhone app that offers 77 words to inspire their leadership and living. Currently free, downloaded, and, when you do, open the app and then shape your…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Perhaps there is no special need in your life right now. Perhaps this card has appeared in order to suggest to you that this is an ideal moment for you to reflect, to contemplate, to meditate, and to give thanks for the blessings in your life. This might be the time for you to find that still-point inside you where the infinite resides. Another possibility is to think of this blind heart as a metaphor for your life just now — a clean canvas upon which you can begin the most creative work…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Promise-keeping is an essential pre-condition for trust and one of the cornerstones of chemistry. Not until a sustained pattern of promise-keeping has been established can sacred relationships grow. Not only does promise-keeping lead to new standards of decency and civility, but it has another important advantage — it is efficient. When we keep our promises we can eliminate many promises, and procedures and controls because we trust one another. What if we could scrap the controls because we knew we were utterly reliable when we made commitments and could be counted on to…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

There are lots of ready-made answers to all kinds of questions. We d not need more answers. Instead, we need to ask more questions — especially the right questions. This is our challenge. Although many experts maintain a mental warehouse of answers, there is no ready inventory of questions. Knowing — and remembering — to ask the right questions, requires us to sit with the soul and use our best wisdom and judgment. What big question will you ask today?


Spirit@Work is an iPhone app that offers 77 words to inspire their…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

“The dictionary defines leading as “showing the way to” and teaching as “showing how to.” Therefore, leading is teaching, and teachers show learners how to learn. To acquire greater mastery this learning must come from Masters. Mastery is never perfect, just as there is no perfect knowledge or wisdom. Knowledge and wisdom are always incomplete. Therefore, continuous learning — that is, life-long learning and our personal lives. Are you a perpetual learner striving for greater mastery?


Spirit@Work is an iPhone app that offers 77 words to inspire their leadership and living. Currently…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Intermittently since the beginning of 2021, I have been polling people about whether they plan on working over the coming weekend.

I did it because I noticed my own schedule expanding to do all the things that were necessary to keep up as a coach. I thought other people might be experiencing something similar.

My decidedly unscientific poll asked the question:

Are you planning to work this weekend?

Respondents were offered 3 possible answers — Yes, Maybe, No.

I expected to find that about one-third of respondents would say they were planning to…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

“Voltaire puzzled about the soul and soulwork, eventually concluding, ‘Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.’ Yet we all know that all work can be sacred and all work can be soulwork. Short-term thinking is the nemesis of soulful change because it is easy to interrupt the process at any moment and then declare it to be a failure. The soul does not think in terms of the fiscal quarter or financial year-end. The soul is patient and delivering. Our work is transformed into soul work when it is devoted to bringing more love and sacredness to the planet. Does your work marriage your soul?”


I shook the deck in the app, and it delivered this reminder.

I found my soul work in different places than my work until I transitioned to coaching. Only then was I able to professionally do the work that I valued in my volunteer efforts.

When I worked in search, I focused on helping people find jobs.

I was primarily conscientious about what I did, especially during the last ten years of my career. There are times that I slept in became mainly transactional, not caring a heck of a lot beyond collecting a fee.

Once I transitioned into coaching, things change for me.

Although I want to be paid well for what I do, what is most important to me is helping people find work that satisfies them and encourages them to “be great.”

I am happy when I receive recommendations on LinkedIn, YouTube, my website, and elsewhere for the way that I have helped someone.

So often in our times, people have been trained to be compliant and docile instead of great and magnificent.

Knowing that I’ve helped someone allows me to make amends for any mistakes I previously made and allows me to know I’ve helped someone.

My soul values this.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2021


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2100 episodes. He also hosts Job Search TV on YouTube, Amazon and Roku, as well as on for Apple TV and 90+ smartsets. Him and

If you have a quick question for…

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

“To be a friend, we must walk in the moccasins of others, because in order to understand others we must relate as well with their hearts as we do with their minds. How can you be more empathetic?


To be a friend.

Being a friend means more than being a client or colleague to me.

There is a feeling of care that I experience when someone is a friend.

I care about the people I coach.

I want them to be successful and move forward. …

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

There is an old Iroquois saying, “The greatest strength is gentleness.” It takes a strong person to be gentle. A strong leader is the one with the courage to be pause, to reflect, to listen, to love and to empathize — in other words, to be gentle. Are you gentle?”


Spririt@Work is an app developed by Dr. Lance Secretan. Each day, you open your iPhone and the app, shake your phone, and it deals a card to you. …

Jeff Altman

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. Career Coach. Host of No BS Job Search Advice Radio and Watch Job Search TV on Amazon and Roku.

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