Forget Passion, Be Curious

“Find your passion.”  Sometimes it’s “follow your passion.”  How many times have young people heard this piece of advice?  The “find/follow your passion” mantra is not just for the young.  It’s common advice for dissatisfied or uninspired professionals at any age looking for a better path. It’s so prevalent because it holds a lot of … Continue reading Forget Passion, Be Curious

Your Career Will Self Destruct in 60 Seconds

10…9…8…7…it’s hard to beat the excitement of a good countdown sequence.  One of my favorites (and I make no apologies for being a Star Trek fan) is the classic scene in the movie “The Search for Spock” when Captain Kirk initiates the self-destruct sequence on the Enterprise.  It’s a dramatic, Hail Mary type of move, … Continue reading Your Career Will Self Destruct in 60 Seconds

When I Worked With Andrew Cuomo

My first employer after college was H.E.L.P., Inc, a not-for-profit organization that built and operated transitional housing facilities for the homeless in New York.  I remember nervously sitting in the conference room at H.E.L.P.’s headquarters on 33rd Street for my interview with the organization’s founder and president, Andrew Cuomo. It was 1991.  No one had … Continue reading When I Worked With Andrew Cuomo