A leadership development resource

from the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc.

Volume I

Number 4

On the Horizon This Month:

Banish Your Fear of the Pink Slip
This simple secret can radically change how you look at your job--and life.

Special Offers from the Institute
Don't just pay to bring a speaker in.  Use Andy's unique Five Phases of Real World Learning© to make a difference for the long term.

"The Gift"
Help for staying focused during job transition.

Interview with an Expert
Tip and lessons from Sharon Lawrence, a leading authority on job transition issues.

Leadership Links
Links to articles to help your personal and leadership development.


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[Exit Power]  [Special Offers]  [The Gift]  [Interview]  [Links]  [I LEAD Online] 




Welcome to the April edition of Horizon Time!  Are you or someone you know either looking for a job or concerned that your job is at risk?  Do you want to make sure you are better prepared if you walk into work someday to find out your position is the next job casualty?  This month's Horizon Time is designed for you!

  • The lead article this month is about Exit Power--a concept that can revolutionize the way you think about your job and future. 

  • Being unemployed can really play games with your mind.  Check out "The Gift", a powerful tool I use with coaching customers in job transition

  • Did you know that most people only remember about 10% of what they hear in a "typical" training class or keynote speech? Don't let that happen to you! Check out the Special Offers feature to learn how my Five Phases of Real World Learning© will help your organization learn for the long term!

  • Finally, make time to read this month's interview with job transition expert Sharon Lawrence, Vice President of Right Management Consultants, Inc.  She offers insightful job search ideas--whether you have a job now or not.

If you don't have time to take this all in now, print the newsletter out by clicking here to view the printer friendly version and enjoy it when you have more time.

Let me encourage you to forward this newsletter to friends and colleagues, particularly someone who is struggling through a job transition right now. They can join you and other subscribers on six continents who read Horizon Time each month!  As always, my commitment is to help you and those you influence become excellent leaders, and I would love to include your friends and colleagues in the learning. 

Have a great month!

Andy Kaufman

Speaker, Author, Coach

President, Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc.



Banish Your Fear of the Pink Slip

By Andy Kaufman


Paul works for an employer that has struggled through the last year.  It's not like the place is going to shut down--it's just that money has never been tighter.  Things he never had to worry about in the past, like subscriptions to trade journals or a training class out of state, are all being scrutinized much closer now.  Comments on his recent performance review seemed more critical than before, which came as a surprise to Paul.  There have been some layoffs in some areas of the organization, and at the water cooler, fellow associates wonder if the last of the cuts have been made.  Though Paul tries to keep a good attitude, deep down he has concern that it's going to get worse before it gets better.  "What if?", Paul wonders.  "What if I walked in tomorrow and my boss calls me into her office and says my job has been eliminated.  What would I do?"  Paul tries to push those thoughts out of his mind, but as he forces himself to get back to work, he can't help looking over his shoulder, wondering if there's bad news looming somewhere.

Joanne had a wildly successful 1996-2000.  She was the star of her sales organization, busting through quotas like nobody's business.  She remembers going over her 2000 taxes before sending them in and remarking, "Truthfully, I never thought I would earn this much money a year.  Life is good."  Then came the summer of 2001.  And autumn.  And winter.  The shine was off this sales superstar as the market dropped out from under her.  Less than a year after tasting the pinnacle of success, Joanne was being told by her sales manager that she was being let go.  That was two months ago.  She's still trying to get her first real interview.  "How did this happen?  How can I make sure I'm better prepared next time?", Joanne wonders.

Don feels like he's on cruise control.  Things have been tight at his workplace as well, but he's the person everyone comes to for answers.  He's confident his company will never get rid of him.  Yet Don feels a gnawing sense of "Is this all there is?"  The truth is Don hasn't been challenged in his job for a while, and the years seem to be clicking off faster than ever.  A friend of Don's recently went into business for herself and is having the time of her life.  "Man, I wish I had the guts to do that.  But what would 'that' be?", he asks in the quietness of his thoughts. 

Organizations are filled with stories similar to those of Paul, Joanne, and Don.  Prior to 2000, many people were able to float from one good job to another great opportunity without much strategy or planning.  But then the market downturn cast its dark shadow across the economy and suddenly the smooth sailing days of the late-1990's turned into the stormy seas of the new millennium. 

If your story is similar to that of Paul, Joanne, or Don, there's an important concept that can radically change how you look at your career.  If Paul had it, he wouldn't be looking over his shoulder.  If Joanne had it, her job search would be more focused.  If Don had it, he would be working toward his dream, not wondering what it is.  What is this critical ingredient that every employee of every organization needs to be at their best?  It's called Exit Power.

In short, you have Exit Power if you have a confident outlook on where you are going, at least a rough plan for how to take the next step, and are actively taking action and reviewing progress on that plan.  Let's briefly break those steps down to better understand them.

Step 1. Where

Don knows he is not anywhere close to living his dream job.  He is enduring his job.  He longingly looks at his friend thinking, "I want to live my dream as well", yet he doesn't know what that dream looks like.  In the meantime, he is drifting.

Let's be clear: life is too short to waste on insignificance.  If you do not have at least a high-level of clarity on where you want to see your career head, you need to start taking action.  My situation is similar to many leaders I have met over the years.  Our vision did not come to us in an instant--it was developed over time, shaped by the feedback of people whose insight we trust, and reinforced by success in the real world.  I happen to believe that our job is not as much to create our mission as it is to uncover it.  It's within us if we take the time to see it and hear it. 

You cannot have Exit Power without a sense of where you are going.  If you need help knowing where to set your course, here are some suggested resources to help: 

  • Seek counsel from some trusted colleagues, friends, or loved ones who know you well.  We are too self-deceived to see ourselves objectively.  Get wise counsel from people who more obviously see where you excel, what you're uniquely good at, and where you might want to avoid.

  • Consider a short-term engagement with a career coach.  There are structured models and processes to work through to illuminate where you might best leverage your strengths.  In return for the cost of paying a coach, you could save years of wasted time by jumpstarting a focused journey.

  • Get Stephen Covey's book, First Things First.  It contains some of the best teaching on uncovering your mission that I've seen.  In addition, Tom Paterson's book "Living the Life You Were Meant To Live" provides some powerful exercises to understanding where you might best set your course for a more fulfilling life and career.

Greater clarity on your desired destination is a key step to begin gaining Exit Power. 

Step 2. How

Step 1 is about understanding where you're heading.  Step 2 is about the course to get there.  No sailboat travels a straight line from current position to destination.  Whether it be wind, current, tide, other boats, or some other surprise along the way, course changes will have to be made. Having an idea of your destination and a plan for how to get there will help you adjust more quickly when those surprises are inevitably encountered.

After years of working with people on leadership development, I have been surprised to find how many people actually stop dreaming.  At some point people just begin to check out on their dreams and get too busy to dream new ones.  Yet there is a whole other set of people that just spend time dreaming!  A dream without a plan will never become an accomplishment.   

Of course, there's no way we can absolutely control the future, so any plan will have to modified over time. In the words of my friend Bill Henry, "The plan is exactly how things will not happen!"  There is wisdom in President Dwight D. Eisenhower's observation that "The plan is nothing.  Planning is everything."  Going through the exercise of planning will force you to ask some very helpful questions.  In addition, planning will give you a sense of what kind of challenge this dream entails and the timelines that need to be considered to achieve it.  Planning the next couple chapters of your life could help you understand if this is really something you are willing to pursue.

Not sure how to put the plan together?  The same resources as Step 1 can prove helpful here.  Want to get some real traction with the plan?  Share it with a trusted friend, colleague, or coach and review progress over time.  This level of accountability can make a significant difference in making real progress.

Step 3. Get started

The best time to get started is now!  Some people just love to dream and plan, but fail to take action.  Not you!  Start taking action now.  Getting started might mean reading up on the subject, taking classes if necessary, networking with people who are doing the desired work now, and actually doing the work part-time on non-work hours. Coming up with the Where and How can be challenging, but don't underestimate how hard it is to actually get started on living your dreams as well.  This takes time and energy that seems beyond many people, thus resulting in the forgotten dreams.  Don't let that be your story.

Step 4. Review

Changes happen and you need to adjust your sails and course.  You may even decide the destination you thought looked so good some years back is no longer appropriate.  That's great!  You have learned more about yourself and your goals!  Just keep adjusting and moving forward.  By getting a clearer vision of where you are heading, along with real-world experience sailing in that direction, you are well on your way to living a life with increased Exit Power!

The Time is Now

If you are a Paul, watching over your shoulder, more worried about your job than the customer, you need Exit Power.  If you are like Joanne, in transition and wondering when you'll land the next job, make it a point to start taking action to build Exit Power.  You'll never be owned by an organization again.  If you are like Don, use this time now to get clarity on your destination.  No position is safe in the long term. Even if your position feels safe, is "safe" what you really want for the rest of your career?  I challenge you to make Exit Power a personal goal for the remaining portion of 2002. Your career will never be the same.

Questions for Reflection

Typically this feature ends with an exercise that many subscribers use to facilitate discussions in staff meetings.  This month I invite you to consider these questions on a personal basis.  If you really want to benefit, discuss your answers with a mentor, coach, or trusted colleague.

  • How would you rate your Exit Power right now?  If you have a job, are you reasonably prepared if you found out tomorrow that your job was being eliminated?

  • If you had to articulate your vision for the future to a couple people who know you well, what would you say?  Would they be surprised?  Would it be obvious to them that this is a great destination for you based on their knowledge of your strengths, passions, etc.?

  • What is one thing that, if you did it well and consistently, would give you the biggest payoff in terms of increased Exit Power?  Make a plan to do this more often!

  • Exit Power is not just about your career.  If, God forbid, your life was suddenly lost by illness or accident, do you have a plan in place to make sure your family and loved ones are taken care of?  Are you free from the regret of maintaining relationships that are in need of repair?  Have you figured out what you believe about God, life after death, etc, and are you living in a way that is consistent with those beliefs?  Can you see how answering "Yes" to these questions gives you a unique power to live your life on a day-to-day basis with less fear and worry?  If you cannot say "Yes" to these questions, don't wait another year to get started.  The time is now. 

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Special Offers from the Institute


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Did you know that most people only remember about 10% of what they hear in a "typical" training class or keynote speech?  Think about that for a second.... Organizations pay many thousands of dollars to bring in speakers and only six minutes of each hour is actually remembered.  Ouch!


Don't get me wrong....I love to get crowds excited about a topic as they get engaged into the energy of a large group presentation.  But I learned a while ago that if I really want people to benefit for the long term, my approach has to be far better than "typical".


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In the Assessment phase, I use a variety of paper and electronic tools to assess where your organization is currently at.  The Design phase then heavily customizes the program (or series of programs) specific to the individualized needs of your organization.  The Delivery phase is where the customized content is provided in large or small group settings in a dynamic, engaging, interactive way.  (It's important to note that I don't allow "attendees"!  If you sit in one of my delivery sessions, you're a participant!)  You then have the option of implementing a variety of Reinforcement and Accountability strategies to make sure the learning is actually retained and put into practice.  The Reinforcement phase utilizes either audio tape/CD's, online content, or one-on-one mentoring/coaching to reinforce what was learned during the Delivery.  The Accountability phase allows you to get customized reports that provide you hard numbers on who is following up, their progress, and the overall change in behavior in the organization.


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Don't Forget April 24: Administrative Professionals Day!

If you have an administrative assistant that either works for you directly or covers for your area, don't let this day go by without letting them know how much you appreciate them!  In fact, this year, do something more than just a lunch, card, and perhaps some flowers!  Go out of your way in a big way to let them know that they are making a difference in your workplace.  Be specific with the praises, and be lavish with the rewards!  A great administrative professional is the glue that keeps a team or floor or department running.  Let them know how much you care this year! 


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"The Gift"

By Andy Kaufman


Going through job transition is one of life's greatest challenges.  Too many of us define ourselves by what we do, our title, how many people we manage, or our salary and perks.  Job transition kicks that false security right out from under us, and the fall can be traumatic.  As discussed in my soon to be published book Navigating the Winds of Change: Staying on Course in Business & in Life, the key to effectively navigating changes is perspective:  “the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance." 


Are you between jobs right now?  Perhaps you know a friend who is.  This is a critical time for viewing things in their true relations and relative importance.  I have worked with many people going through this process, and one of the biggest obstacles for them is to get past the anger of having been terminated by their previous employer.  Regardless of whether or not the termination was due to performance, there's an underlying temptation to be angry about the situation, to focus on the lack of fairness of the situation, and to succumb to feeling victimized by the difficult situation the person is now in.  Perhaps you can relate.


Though these feelings might be normal, they are not helpful to moving forward.  I started using "The Gift" as a coaching tool to help people move beyond looking back to looking ahead.  I ask the coaching client to take this script and modify it where needed to make it more personal.  Then they are required to read the script out loud at least once every day, preferably early in the morning.  "As a man thinks, so he is" is more than a nice sounding proverb from the Bible.  It's a critical principle that can help or hinder your progress during this difficult transition.


To that end, I share "The Gift" with you and encourage you to follow the same prescription: Customize it to yourself and say it out loud each day.  You can win the mind game of job transition.  Here's my gift to you.


I have been given a gift.

I did not choose my exact circumstances. However, I have a growing awareness each day that this change is actually a gift. The company no longer owns me. I have the opportunity to make choices today that align with what it is important to me and to those I love. I have the opportunity to build the life that I have always wanted.

I choose today to not fall into victim thinking. I choose to reflect on what I need to do to better balance my life physically, relationally, and spiritually. I choose to realize that my best days are ahead and that this change is actually what was needed to get me off my butt and onto the path to a brighter future. I choose today to not be bitter toward the person or people that led to this circumstance. Though they may not realize it, they are responsible for giving me the gift of starting over.

The fact is I have talent. I know how to deliver results. I know how to manage people well. I am a quick learner. I work hard. I am dependable. I am a self-starter. I take initiative to make things better.

I will pursue opportunities with passion today. I will show what I am made of. Today is another day on this incredible journey that leads to the future that is best for me and for those most dear to me.

Today is a gift that I cannot wait to open.


I wish you great success in your job search.  If you know of a friend or colleague that is going through transition, I encourage you to forward this e-newsletter to them.  Please let me know what questions or feedback you have about "The Gift" by clicking here!  Go get 'em!

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Interview with an Expert: Sharon Lawrence


It's my pleasure to introduce you this month to Sharon Lawrence, Vice President, Executive Career Management at Right Management Consultants, Inc.  In case you aren't familiar with Right, they are the world's leading career transition and organizational consulting firm with offices throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.  If you have questions about job transition issues, Right Management Consultants is the place to get answers, and that's what brings us to this interview with Sharon.

AK: First of all, Sharon, thank you for taking time to share your expertise with our subscribers.  With the recent turbulent economy, this has certainly been a busy time for you and your company.

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SL: My pleasure, Andy.  I look forward to reading your newsletter each month and it's great to be able to participate in it this time around!

AK: You have the opportunity to observe a lot of companies and managers go through the process of laying off employees. Most managers hate the process of terminating an employee, regardless of whether or not the termination is performance related. There may not be a “right” way to terminate someone, but what should a manager keep in mind if they want to do it as effectively as possible?

SL: Remember that you are dealing with a human being that has a full life outside of the workplace. As a result, you can never be totally prepared for how the news of termination will affect an individual. As a result, I recommend that you plan to have a resource available to deal with the unexpected. This can range from a representative of the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that the organization uses or a representative from a career transition organization. The professionals from these types of firms are trained in dealing with the varied emotional reactions that can occur when a person receives difficult news like job termination. The company should always consider providing severance to terminated employees, to bridge the time period between when the person leaves the company and the time a new position is secured. This not only is the right thing to do; but it demonstrates good will in the community and creates a positive reputation for the company in the marketplace. People will remember the companies that treat employees well during tough times. Providing severance to impacted employees also allows the individual to focus on moving forward through the job search process, rather than focusing on their dissatisfaction with the company for the termination decision. Providing severance can potentially mitigate a company’s risk in a termination situation. Providing career transition (outplacement) services to terminated employees can similarly help employees move forward by providing resources and training to get re-tooled and prepared for the job search. In addition, most people don't really know how to execute an effective job search.  Career transition services provide a structured approach to the process to help fill the void that many employees feel after termination.


AK: It's interesting that you mention that most people don't know how to plan an effective job search.  It seems that skills to successfully navigate a job transition are something most people don’t think about until the proverbial pink slip shows up. What should every employed person be doing right now to be better prepared for a possible job transition in the future?

SL: Network, Network, and Network! Many people don't understand this in reality.  Networking is about proactively pursuing mutually beneficial, win-win relationships. Having a current network of personal and professional relationships will enable a terminated employee to get a faster start to the job search process and get the word out to others who may be able to help in the job search process. And the truth is that networking makes you a better employee as a result of the resources it can bring to your existing employer.


AK: But what about the reader who hasn't really done much proactive networking before.  What are some practical ways to get started?

SL: The reality is networking takes time and effort, but the payoffs are big.  An easy way to get started is to join a professional organization, association, or group that is focused on an area of interest. Every person you meet is a potential networking source. Begin to cultivate new relationships, even if you are very content in your current position. Take the mindset that you can help the other people because you really can!  Over time, that help will come back to you.  Think through people at work, previous employers, customers, suppliers, etc. that you have not seen in a while and invite them to lunch or for coffee.  The point is to stay connected with people because we far more interdependent then most people realize.


AK: Beyond networking, what else should be top of mind for a person, even if they have a job right now.

SL: It can be helpful to think of yourself as a product that you will have to market and sell some day. Why should a company purchase your product over another person? What differentiates you?  Ensure that you are updating your skill set. Some people may take advantage of tuition reimbursement programs and go back to school for another degree. Others may take some courses to become certified in an area of interest or specialization that could help you in your future. Seek projects at work that will stretch your skills.  Here's an important one that many people forget: Keep your resume and references up to date. If your resume is currently outdated, start the process of updating the document, by creating a list of your accomplishments. We too often forget our accomplishments down the road when we need to update our resume.  Do it now!  Finally, subscribing to newsletters like Horizon Time and staying current with trade journals can help keep you up-to-date.  The bottom-line: it won't just happen.  Make a plan and start executing.


AK: Well said. Your marketing advice is important for the person between jobs right now as well.  If a Horizon Time subscriber is currently unemployed, what are some key lessons they need to keep in mind to help them land a job in this tight economy?

SL: Remember that your new job right now is sales!  You must differentiate yourself from the other resumes in the pile.  A key sales skill is communicating benefits, which in this case is what you can do for the employer.  Practice speaking about your accomplishments. We teach our clients to use the  “CAR” format in speaking to the accomplishment (what was the Challenge, what Action did you take, and what was the Result). Too often resumes only talk about actions.  The more you practice speaking about your accomplishments, the more effective you will be in an interview or networking situation.  In addition, make sure you are spending your job search wisely. Most of your time during the day should be spent in the presence of others, in a networking mode. This might be challenging for you, but you need to get beyond your comfort zone.  Whether it be through professional organizations, associations, networking groups, or community events, force yourself to interact with the type of people you need to meet to get your next position. The time you spend on the computer, viewing jobs on the Internet, should be completed during the evening hours.  You may find it helpful to establish goals (e.g. number of new contacts, number of resumes sent, number of phone calls made, etc.) to increase your job search focus and create a sense of accomplishment. Reward yourself for hitting the goals.  Finally, remember that you will get another job!  You will not be unemployed forever!  With that in mind, remember that this time is precious.  Use it to reflect on the question, “If I could do anything, what would that be?” If you answered the question, figure out a way to do what you really want to do with your life. If you are unable to answer the question, I would recommend you use this time for further introspection to more clearly understand what you are passionate about so you can try to make it your life’s work.  Effective job searching is a full-time job, but take advantage of this unique time to learn more about yourself and invest time with those you care about.


AK: Some people might think it would be depressing to work everyday with people who are undergoing a significant life disruption like job termination. What feeds your passion as a leader in your organization?

SL: As you referred to earlier in this newsletter, career transition provides individuals with a “gift.” This time period provides people with the opportunity to assess strengths and opportunities and determine what is really important in one’s life. The process a person goes through to arrive at their life’s passion varies person to person, which is part of the challenge and enjoyment of the journey. It's a real joy to be an instrumental part of the discovery process, assisting people in developing a marketing plan, and celebrating the job landing with a champagne toast! 


Sharon, thank you for taking time to share your insights with our subscribers. 

If you have any questions for Sharon or feedback on this interview, you can send them to feedback@i-leadonline.com.  For more about Right Management Consultants, please visit www.right.com

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Leadership Links

Each month I include links to help in your personal and leadership development. Here are the links for this month!

"Recession? Advice and insights on coping with or anticipating a layoff in this volatile economy", CareerJournal.com.  Follow this link to a rich set of articles provided by CareerJournal.com.  If you are unemployed or fearing the worst, check these links out now!

"Look Before You Leap", by Christopher Hoenig, CIO Magazine, November 1, 2001.  Though written for CIO's, this article has great advice for anyone starting a new position. 

"JobHuntersBible.com", the online job search home of Dick Bolles, author of the What Color is Your Parachute books.  A lot of great content to encourage you in your job search (and skills to be more ready if you find yourself looking for a job).

Carol Kleiman articles at chicagotribune.com.  This nationally-syndicated business columnist has a great pulse on the issues facing leaders in the workplace.  This link takes you to her most recent columns.  If you're not already reading her work regularly, take this opportunity to start!

"The Tug of More", by Diane Rezendes Khiralah, April 8, 2002, informationweek.com.  Intriguing article that looks at the reality of the challenge to squeeze more productivity out of a staff already stretched thin. 

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