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Thanksgiving Reflections from Tim

November 28, 2017

We’re in the midst of the season when we reflect on what we are thankful for, look back on the year as it comes to an end, and set our sights on all that lies ahead. All three of these are top of mind for me. My father passed away at the beginning of October. […]

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Handling Tough Questions During the Holidays

November 21, 2017

“So…what are you doing with your life?” “How’s work?” “Are you still single?“ Are you dreading an inevitable question this holiday season? For many of us, this week kicked off a season filled with socials and family gatherings. These events can be great, often letting us catch up with those we don’t get to see […]

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Business Partnerships Are Hard: I Do Not Want to Mess It Up

February 21, 2017

Being in business with a partner is that double-edged sword of an amazing opportunity balanced against the potential for disaster. It is an alliance whose genesis is often based on friendship and excitement and advances into getting in bed together in a high-stakes relationship. A lack of intentionality to foster the alliance can lead to […]

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Failure Is An Option: And There are Ways to Avoid It

October 31, 2016

“40%-50% of executives fail, quit, or are pushed out during the first 18 months in a new position.” My friend and best-selling Amazon author, Lee Eisenstaedt, opens his book Being a Leader With Courage with this eye-popping statistic, and throughout the book provides great insight into why this happens and gives direction for how to […]

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The Secret to Capitalizing on September – The Bonus Month.

September 6, 2016

The Secret to Capitalizing on September – The Bonus Month.                 Summer’s over. The routine is back in full swing, but Q4 hasn’t begun yet. September is your bonus month! Feeling that drop in temperature and changes in the daylight patterns and shadows takes me right back to the end of summer as a kid. Leaving […]

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Don’t Bother Reinventing Yourself

August 5, 2016

Don’t Bother Reinventing Yourself By Tim Ressmeyer August 6, 2016 There’s lots of talk about re-inventing yourself for a new career, your 2nd half, an encore career, etc. My thought – don’t bother. Ouch! Does that mean if you’re feeling stuck you shouldn’t try for something else? Whoa! But isn’t that exactly what you did, […]

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“Shut Up Gremlin!” Three Steps To Tame Your Inner Critic

May 30, 2016

“I’m not good enough so I won’t even try.” “They’ll find out I’m a fake.” “I could never succeed making that change.” “I’ll embarrass myself.” Those thoughts and that voice in your head saying those things is your inner critic – Gremlin – that tells you you’re not good looking enough, smart enough, you’ll never […]

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Take Charge of Your Team

January 26, 2016

I’ve had what feels like an insane number of conversations since the start of the year with leaders struggling with their teams. This would be a much better company if there weren’t people here! The “people” are a very difficult part of the management equation, but it is controllable. You can’t control external factors like […]

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Be Forceful in the New Year

December 16, 2015

Some quick physics: The Law of Motion declares unless acted upon by another force, an object will stay in its current state.  That means it will either stay at rest – indefinitely. Or stay in motion – indefinitely. The concept of Inertia posits that whether in motion or at rest, all objects resist changes in […]

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“My Accidental Life”

December 3, 2015

“You are on a default path to somewhere.”  I remind my clients of this frequently. Whether in a stable situation, in transition, or trying to figure out what’s next… You WILL wind up somewhere! I also talk about the notion of an “accidental career.” This is where you’ve made incremental decisions at various points over the […]

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