Living in New York City as I did for so many years, everyone tended to live an anonymous life. Former Beatle John Lennon lived anonymously here with no one bothering him when he was on the street walking somewhere. I remember seeing George Harrison standing on the open door of his Rolls-Royce, looking for someone. No one approached him. Generally, celebrities can live anonymous lives in New York City.
It seems fitting that my son is making the same mistake I did — he is trying to figure things out on his own or is asking for advice from people who know as little as he does.
I do that and get it for many years.
I started my first business when I was 22 with a partner who was 30. He was the wrong person to work with for many reasons but I never asked for advice. …
Congratulations! You’re now a manager. Woo Hoo! There is so much to learn in your new role. You probably don’t know a tenth of what you will need to know to be successful.
Interviewing people is one of those things people need to learn . . . FAST!
I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I’m a career and leadership coach, and I help people be effective professionally. That could be with a job search because I worked in executive search for many years, hiring more effectively (the other side of…
“If you are an actor and your task is to carry a glass of water across the stage, you must carry it in an interesting way. If the glass of water is a major plot point, then you nevertheless should carry it in a way that is interesting but not so interesting as to pull focus. The audience doesn’t pay money to see reality. They paid money to see a heightened reality.
My friend, Cash, is a communications consultant and an actor.
Expressing himself as an actor would, he points out…
Despite my best efforts, I work in relative anonymity. I created and host the number one podcast in my category in iTunes with more than 2100 episodes over more than ten years. I’ve written eight books and have almost 7000 videos on YouTube. My name is not one that the world knows.
I resonate with people who work anonymously and try to convey ideas. Most of the time, their ideas are ignored, and often so are they.
Then there are the magic moments where a person’s time has come, where the work of…
We share old photos.
We love that moment from the past and open ourselves up to being teased for what we look like then.
He posted the photo of the time more than 50 years ago.
His hair was long.
His mood was happy.
It’s how he lived his life every day.
Fun was important.
One of his friends commented, “There is nothing quite like being young and having fun!”
To which I commented, “old and having fun is pretty damn good, too!”
This brings us to the career angle for…
Here are 4 easy to implement ways to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ job applicants and employees. They are by no means all-encompassing. They are a simple starting place. Please add your suggestions in the comments area.
To be more inclusive, the LBGTQ+ potential hires and employees only take a few steps. Number one, when you’re interviewing, refer to the other person, the family, as husband, wife or spouse, regardless of gender. That becomes a signal of inclusiveness. Number two is proactively start correcting the language of your team, so that they…
I took a break to watch Coach Mike Krzyzewski speak at his official retirement announcement at Duke University.
If you don’t know who Coach K is, I’ll just say that he spent the past 35+ years as the basketball coach at Duke University, is 12 a time national coach of the year, and led the US Olympic teams in basketball.
Of the players who played for Coach K, 67 were drafted into the NBA, 41 were first round draft picks, and 28 were lottery picks (early draft choices in the first round).
There is a difference between winners and losers. It doesn’t mean someone is a winner all the time or a loser all the time. It refers to the feeling that we carry ourselves with, that we define ourselves by, and the differences between the two.
Winners find the way to win. Losers, on the other hand, find the way to lose. One of the ways that winners find the way to win is they know losers will find a way to lose.
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
People sometimes offer simplistic advice. There are other parts of your body you have to pay attention to, too.
People tell you to go with your gut. But what about your head? And what about your heart? Wisdom comes when you know which one to pay attention to. And don’t sell yourself short. You know what to do.
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
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…