Author Archives: Vera

  • We Need More Master Classes

    Posted on September 25, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    “The Master teaches essence, and when the essence is perceived he teaches what is needed to expand the perception.”  From Gary Zukav, 1979, The Dancing Wu L Masters: An Overview of the New Physics. A few days ago I had the great privilege to sit in on a Master Class at the University of Tulsa School of […]

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  • Foundations of Innovation

    Posted on July 20, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    “For Want of a Conversation, a Relationship was lost, For want of a Relationship, Trust was lost, For want of Trust, Innovation was lost, For want of Innovation, a Company was lost, For want of a Company, an Economy was lost, And the Republic was not far behind.” …   Frank Wantland July 17, 2017 Blog Over […]

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  • For Want of a Nail……

    Posted on July 11, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    We have all heard the old proverb For want of a nail, the shoe was lost … For want of a shoe, the horse was lost For want of horse, the rider was lost For want of a rider, the battle was lost For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost”   It is […]

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    Advanced Career Sourcing 2017

    Posted on May 30, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    The process of job searching has changed drastically in the last couple of years. Most job seekers will use job boards like; Indeed, CareerBuilder, Monster, LinkedIn or one of the other 100’s of websites. Feedback from these individuals is they get minimal replies or get replies from their on-line profile that are not a good […]

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    Five Steps to Managing Smart People

    Posted on May 23, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    Five Steps to Managing Smart People 1. Become a Good Steward of Creative Brainpower. Start with the Premise that the Purpose of a Company is to be a Vehicle in which People Express Their Creativity. If you accept the concept that the creative talent of the workforce is the primary asset and that a major […]

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  • When in Doubt, Manage by Values

    Posted on May 19, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    Years ago when I was faced with thorny decisions as a young manager of a research group, I found that my most reliable reference point was my own set of adopted core values.  The company I worked for did not have an explicit set of values that it stood for.  In fact a Group VP […]

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  • As a Leader, is “Humble” in Your Vocabulary? It Should Be!

    Posted on April 21, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    Humility…A Pathway to Personal Growth In a conversation with Charles B. Baker, OD guru at Ernst & Young some years ago he introduced me to a definition of leadership that I had not heard before but resonated with me instantly. It is that a leader undertakes his responsibilities with the attitude of a humble servant and […]

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  • Focus, Flow and Deep Work

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    “Flow is a state of mind when people experience a sense of effortless action while achieving the best moments and highest goals in their lives.”  …..Csikszentmihayli, Flow, The Psychology of Optimal Experience.   Recently I read a book called “Deep Work*”.  It is about developing the skill to focus on a task in the midst […]

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  • Discovering Personal Essence and Beyond

    Posted on March 21, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    “A master teaches essence.  When the essence is perceived, he teaches what is necessary to expand the perception.”    Gary Zukav* based on conversations with Tai Chi Master, Al Chung-lian Huang.   As a career coach, I take great pride in discovering with a subject their core career values and their motivational drivers.  This reveals the […]

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    How Do You Talk to Others, Even Strangers?

    Posted on March 3, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    The next time you have an in-depth conversation with someone, reflect for a moment on how it unfolded. ·      Did you initiate the conversation? ·      Did you dominate the conversation? ·      Did you ask questions? ·      Did you listen or mostly talk? ·      What did you learn from the conversation? ·      Were you pushing information out or pulling information in? If […]

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