Adolescent Rites of Passage - Something of Monumental Importance Has Been Lost

Building Personal Strength

Louise Carus Mahdi, et al (1996); and From Boys to Men: Spiritual Rites of Passage in an Indulgent Age , by Bret Stephenson (2006). In other words, I was involved in a process that helped me develop personal strengths that would help me throughout my life and careers -and be recognized for doing so! I''ve been reading about traditional and modern rites of passage. So far, the two most helpful books have been Crossroads: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage , ed.

The Stakeholders You Need to Close a Big Deal

Harvard Business Review

Whatever the specific reason for endorsing a deal, the common thread is that champions are at a point in their career where they are willing to take a risk. Regardless of where they started their careers, most decision makers spend the majority of their days dealing with macro issues and are unlikely to have the expertise required to have a detailed understanding of your company or product. The decision maker at AT&T was CEO Randall Stephenson.


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To Stay Relevant, Your Company and Employees Must Keep Learning

Harvard Business Review

This past year, I have spoken with a number of career centers in universities. It’s about learning to continuously learn over the course of your whole career. As AT&T CEO and Chair Randall Stephenson, recently told the New York Times, “There is a need to retool yourself, and you should not expect to stop… People who do not spend five to 10 hours a week in online learning will obsolete themselves with the technology.”

How to Conduct an Effective Job Interview

Harvard Business Review

Career websites like Glassdoor have “taken the mystique and mystery” out of interviews, says John Sullivan, an HR expert, professor of management at San Francisco State University, and author of 1000 Ways to Recruit Top Talent. Chris Smith and Chris Stephenson. ” The final stage was the partner interview, during which Todd asked Deborah questions about career goals and the industry.