• 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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    HOW IS YOUR HEAD?

    Posted on February 15, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    What is the script running through your mind? What do you tell yourself about where you are? Here is my suggestion: Write it all down. All of it. Only do this when it’s light out. Then evaluate. Maybe get some help from someone who knows you well.   I’m bad with people. I’m not detail […]

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    Frank Wantland Personal Coaching Sessions

    Posted on January 5, 2017 by in OJT Blog

    Starting immediately OJT is offering free hour-long one on one career coaching sessions with Dr. Frank Wantland. Hours :  9:00AM – 12:00PM  Mon/Wed/Fri Location:  Old School Bagel on S. Yale This is on a first come, first served basis. When the appointment is confirmed you will receive a set of advance inquiries to complete so […]

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    Situation – Action – Result

    Posted on December 28, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    Last week at OJT I asked everyone there to do something, but I ran out of time before I could follow-up and explain why I had asked them and what to do with it. I asked everyone to write down a brief account of an accomplishment that had given them a great sense of personal […]

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    Humble Inquiry and Your Value Proposition

    Posted on December 28, 2016 by in OJT Blog

      Defining Your Value Proposition Just as every organization needs to define their unique value proposition, so does every person in the workforce, whether they are employed, unemployed, contract, part-time, in whatever state they find themselves. This is particularly true of people who are uncertain anxious about their place. As a career coach, I talk […]

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  • Self Discovery Through Humble Inquiry

    Posted on December 20, 2016 by in OJT Blog

      Humility, n, A modest view of one’s own importance Humble, adj., having or showing a modest estimate of one’s own importance Humble, v., to lower (someone) in dignity or importance, e.g. He humbled himself.   Leadership is the ability to take people to a better place with the attitude of a humble servant and […]

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    Many Small Actions

    Posted on December 18, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    In 1938 German scientists at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin were the first to split the atom, but they did not know what they had done or what it meant.  It was a completely unexpected result of experiments designed to create a new element by bombarding the huge nucleus of the uranium atom with […]

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    What is Your Story?

    Posted on December 15, 2016 by in OJT Blog

      One of the first lessons in trial law is simply this, “Whoever tells the best story wins.”       It is the same with a job search.  Whoever creates and communicates the best, the most persuasive story in the job search process from self-discovery to the two-minute drill to networking to interviewing, gets […]

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