March 21, 2017

Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 21 – How to Transition from JMO to Logistics Planning at a Wine Company and Teaching at a Top MBA School

Thanks for listening to the Cameron-Brooks podcast! This week, I had the opportunity to visit with Cameron-Brooks alumni, Tanya Chavez. Tanya works for G3 Enterprises and transitioned from the Air Force through Cameron-Brooks in 2012.  Since that transition, she has earned her MBA at UC Berkely Haas School of Business, led a major enterprise resource planning … Continue reading “Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 21 – How to Transition from JMO to Logistics Planning at a Wine Company and Teaching at a Top MBA School”

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February 28, 2017

5 Steps to Building Credibility with a New Team

I recently interviewed Rob Carranza for the Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Above and Beyond. Rob is a former Air Force Navigator with a Mechanical Engineering degree. In the podcast, we get into some interesting topics about his background and his transition to Johnson & Johnson as a Product Development Engineer. In his first role at J&J, he … Continue reading "5 Steps to Building Credibility with a New Team" Read More
January 5, 2016

Using Key Words to Stay Focused on Goals

January is the month when we tend to set goals for the upcoming year. To not fall back into old habits, I tried something different in 2015, and it really seemed to work for me. After writing down my goals, I then came up with five key words, or “triggers,” to keep me focused on … Continue reading “Using Key Words to Stay Focused on Goals”

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December 8, 2015

Don’t Be a Perpetual Critic

Critical thinking skills are an important part of being an effective leader.  A good leader has to be able to look at processes and strategies, and then use logic and reason to identify the good and bad in a situation, challenge conventional thinking, and identify better ways to execute and get desired results.  You can’t … Continue reading “Don’t Be a Perpetual Critic”

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September 4, 2014

Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead

I recently came across an article from Harvard Business Review I thought I would share on this blog.  The article discusses a study examining the various reasons why individuals want to be leaders and how those reasons translate into how effective a leader they will be.   There are many reasons as to why someone … Continue reading “Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead”

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March 17, 2014

“Drive” By Daniel Pink Will Change the Way You Lead and Motivate

I recently read the book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink.  Those of you who are connected with me via LinkedIn know that I am a fan of this book, as well as Pink’s book To Sell is Human. In 10 minutes this video summarizes the book. Looking over my 15 years as a … Continue reading ““Drive” By Daniel Pink Will Change the Way You Lead and Motivate”

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March 3, 2014

What Are You Passionate About?

I read an interesting article in a recent issue of Fortune Magazine about Hobie Alder who was coined, at least in the article, as the “Founding Father of the Surf Industry.” The article chronicled how Adler, starting in the 1950’s, began building surfboards in his parents’ garage and eventually, through significant sacrifice and hard work, … Continue reading “What Are You Passionate About?”

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July 27, 2012

4 Easy Steps to Fit More Reading Into Your Busy Schedule

Michael Hyatt, Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing, author, and social media guru on Intentional Leadership says, “Leaders are readers.” I completely agree. Leaders read because they are constantly learning, developing and sharing newly found lessons and ideas with others. This is why we at Cameron-Brooks want to instill in candidates a habit of professional development … Continue reading “4 Easy Steps to Fit More Reading Into Your Busy Schedule”

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September 24, 2010

Meeting Leadership – Respect and Listening

In the past month I have attended numerous meetings – school board, work and family.  Many of these meetings have gone really well where there was a high degree of respect for each participant, a focus on listening and understanding, and an effort by all to achieve synergistic solutions.  Some have not gone so well, … Continue reading “Meeting Leadership – Respect and Listening”

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June 3, 2010

Describing Your Ideal Job in an Interview

The reason it can be so challenging to describe an ideal job in an interview is because, for most people, there are different sides to you that want different things.  The personal side wants high pay and rewarding work,  the family side would like time off and good benefits, while the career side wants fast promotion and … Continue reading “Describing Your Ideal Job in an Interview”

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