Tenure at Top Tech Firms Drops to 2 Years

Eddie Johnson July 15 0 Comments

As per Jay Samit, Independent Vice Chairman at Deloitte & bestselling author, over 3 million people in the United States quit their job last month. That must have spurred some thought. He posted some numbers that would shock you.   Jay Samit, Independent Vice Chairman at Deloitte & bestselling author What you are seeing is the average tenure at some of the world's leading tech companies. The numbers are astounding. The average employee at Facebook is only there for 2.02 yea...


There is Impact in your "I am"

Edward Johnson June 22 0 Comments

In my late twenties, I was the Audit Director for a billion dollar company traveling the world and using the phrase “Tone at the Top” every chance that I could. I even trained my auditors that the organization, its culture and their potential audit findings would most likely be a result of how those at the top of the organization dealt with risk, process and communicating vision. While this all still remains true, I’ve altered my thinking to also include every single person ...


Pivotal Moments: They happen to you or through you!

Eddie Johnson June 08 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why some leaders go down in history as one of the greats?  Better yet, wouldn’t it be amazing to be added to the list?  As life-learners, we all yearn to be better than we were yesterday.  We recognize that the world around us is rapidly transforming, so it’s a no-brainer that vigilance, flexibility and relevance is paramount.   While thinking about this subject, my mind wondered to the topic of sailing.  Don’t ask me why!&nbs...


The indisputable formula for sustainable success!

Eddie Johnson May 18 0 Comments

Friends, there are two things that we must be honest with ourselves about. #1 Am I taking the appropriate amount of risk? #2 Is my leadership style positively infectious? If you can honestly answer yes to both of these questions, you are well on your way to a successful career, business and life. Let me explain further.   Risk is an important element to your trajectory. Although it never feels good when a situation or decision goes sour, standing idol while the world changes around you ...


Discipline in the routine will eventually shine through

Eddie Johnson May 04 0 Comments

Friends, I have never played in a marching band, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the end product of countless hours of practice, determination and bond. For spectators like me, there is something magical about the rhythm of the entire unit.  However we must recognize that the team’s success truly lies within their routine. Let’s explore 5 key characteristics that could make our own teams amazing:   #1 Unselfishness – Individual instincts and desires ...


Business Lessons Before 7AM

Kevin Jackson April 20 0 Comments

About the author   Friends, have you ever taken a moment to think about all the lessons that life teaches us before 7AM? Be honest, of course you haven’t! That’s why you were intrigued to read this article. So since you are here, let’s jump right into it! For those that know me, you know I’m an early riser. To be an early riser one must have some sort of a plan or at least remember to set the alarm clock before turning it in for the evening. In business, how oft...


I was ready to do business with you, but

Kevin Jackson April 06 0 Comments

About the author   Regardless of your culture, upbringing, economic status or stage of life, we can all agree on one thing.  If we are going to spend our hard-earned money with you or your company, you must first listen to us, meet us where we are, provide value to our lives, care about what we need, use the communication methods that are easy for us, do a really good job and stand by your product and workmanship.  If we are super-lucky, you’ll also say thank you and follo...


Balance well and win every time!

Kevin Jackson March 22 0 Comments

About the author   We’ve all seen the gymnast with perfect form, poise, preciseness and execution.  They make it seem so easy and often this gives us a false sense that we could do exactly what they are doing without much effort. However, we all quickly realize that in time our athletic ability is not what it used to be.  Our discipline to be the best at our craft has slightly slipped.  We are not as tenacious as we once were.  Why?  Because life happens ...


Hidden Figures Means More Than You Think

Edward Johnson April 02 0 Comments

'Hidden Figures' is, by no stretch of the imagination, a powerful movie that demonstrates the black history and perseverance of a race. An even more powerful point the movie makes is about how black women not only persevered, but were able to rise and pave roads for those that would follow behind them.   Did you catch that? RISE! So many people take things for granted, not realizing there was a struggle they have not experience, only read about. They do not necessarily rise them...


Broke in 15 years: Wanna go out tonight?

March 26 0 Comments

A recent PwC analysis shows many people around the world will lose their jobs to automation. They think around 21% of jobs in Japan will be automated within the next 15 years. 30% of jobs in the UK could be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s and the same fate could be felt by Germany at 35%. Even worse are the numbers for the United States, which they peg at about a 38% impact.   Obviously, some sectors will be hit more than others. The highest risk will be transportation and...


Job Killer: Automation-sizing

February 20 0 Comments

When I was younger the impact on careers was the downsizing of businesses. Then we got hit with the various flavors of outsourcing (offshoring, nearshoring and outsourcing to in-country businesses). Now, we are being hit with advancements in automation and artificial intelligence. I call the next wave Automation-sizing (the loss of jobs to advancements in automation and artificial intelligence).   Over the past couple of days I have been asked for career advice and business insights per...


The Power of Thank You

Edward Johnson, PMP February 03 0 Comments

Recently, I started reviewing my LinkedIn account. No, this is not another article about how LinkedIn is going downhill. Nope. This article is about the power of saying 'thank you' to someone that has done or said something nice to you.   I mean think about it. Two simple words that tells another person you appreciate what they have said or done. Two simple words that show you were raised right. I do not mean saying the words without meaning. I mean looking the other person in the...


It Happens Quietly

Edward Johnson, PMP August 29 0 Comments

For a while now, I have been watching a situation unfold and play itself out to its foregone conclusion. Sadly, it is a scenario that happens all the time. A minority is given a job and then is replaced as quickly as they came. You can't put your finger on anything, but you know there is something there.   I watched as a consultant was hired as an assistant to several executives. She was never given the tools to be successful though. Such as, why wouldn't you give your assistant a...


Can You Spare 5 Minutes for Your Career?

Edward Johnson, PMP March 27 0 Comments

As a coach I speak with a lot of people. Because of this I can see the commonalities as I move from person to person. On one hand, a lot of common things I recognize are good. On the other hand, the bad things I see can be real showstoppers. Have you ever heard someone say "can't get out of their own way" or "never be your own obstacle"? Well, it's all true. Getting out of your own way equates to fouling up the good things that happen or could happen for you. The...


Faux Social - The Attack of Dumb Shares!

Edward Johnson March 15 0 Comments

  How many of you log on to LinkedIn to see what is going on with your network and see posts from people that are just random links to articles? Worse yet, have you ever seen the post and not even an opinion given on the article? Perhaps, you actually read the article and found it interesting or informative enough to leave a comment. Did they bother to respond to your comment? If you have responded yes to any of these questions, you have been hoodwinked by attacked by yet another dumb sh...


How Ghost Profiles Can Hurt Your Brand

Edward Johnson, PMP February 29 0 Comments

In my last article I spoke about how to identify elaborate LinkedIn ghost profiles. We got pretty in depth about the process, too. In a nutshell, you have to put on your Human Resources (HR) hat and comb through the profiles that reach out to you as well as the ones you want to reach out to. It is sometimes a grueling process, but a necessary one. In this article we will tackle the impact of connecting to a ghost profile. We all know that having a robust profile will garner you more conne...


Elaborate LinkedIn Ghost Profiles

Edward Johnson, PMP February 21 0 Comments

Originally published at InsideWestchester.com Who are you really connecting with? As you peruse people you may want to connect with, you should take a slightly deeper dive into their background. I am sure what you are thinking is read their profile and see if they have some sort of history. In a way, you would be correct.   You look to see if they have some sort of past. You know what I mean. That cursory review is not enough, not enough at all. Take a look at whether or not they past...