With the digital version of our book, “Leadership in Wonderland” available on Amazon and with the paperback version recently being listed on Amazon and on our website, www.leadershipinwonderland.com, the tables were turned on us. For once, Susan, who usually does interviewing on behalf of her clients, became the focal point of an interview herself, when the members of the AESC, the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Global Marketing and Communications department, became curious about the book. How did the book come about? What’s so important about embracing change? Can leadership groups benefit from reading and discussing this together? All this would be answered in a question and answer. That Q&A was published in the AESC’s Bluesteps blog on January 5, 2017. You can read it at: https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/leadership-wonderland or on our blog at www.leadershipinwonderland.com
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Want something short and enjoyable to read with your morning coffee? A quick pit stop from the NASCAR of your day? Susan at SGES wanted to connect and entertain but in a fraction of what it takes to read the headlines in the WSJ or the usual industry newsletter. A few paragraphs that you can digest in a few sips. As most entrepreneurs, she realized that her attention span was getting shorter, particularly with the amount of information she has to read everyday, increasing. She didn’t have time to read multi-page cover-letters, resumes, newsletters… So she took to crafting email blasts that she would like to receive: short, fun, timely and to the point. Hopefully, a way to stay in touch that would be appreciated (therefore no mention of our accomplishments or placements). The emails are written for the reader. They will arrive periodically with no set schedule. We hope they will be a welcome addition to your workday.
You don’t want to write in your book? You can’t write on a kindle or ebook? Not a problem. You can go to the website: www.leadershipinwonderland.com and download and print the fillable forms. While there, you can read the blog posts written before publishing, learn about the authors, discover the “Leadership…” related workshops, and watch the video interview.
Wait, are you perhaps lost? Please allow me to backtrack. SGES founder, Susan Goldberg, and a colleague, Rebecca Lacy of Pinnacle Management Group, self-published a refreshingly fun view of becoming a better leader, titled “Leadership in Wonderland”. The kindle version is available and was recently updated. The hard copy will be available in mid to late November 2016. The book fills today’s need of a written work on leadership that is welcoming, accessible to all, and offers no prescription of what to think; instead the reader would be entertained by the short book and invited to participate and respond to the questions within the workbook so they can see how they personally process information, judge and act. In our social times, this naturally leads to meaningful conversations with others, to gather their feedback, about topics included in the book, such as: building relationships with potential allies, navigating conflict, understanding others agendas, inspiring communication between different departments, etc.
The book grew out of an executive search consultant and a training coach’s experiences with senior executives who were never taught how to lead others and didn’t know what they didn’t know. There was no one around to impart wisdom to the new leaders, therefore they were stuck. A book that would help them get unstuck and that didn’t produce fear or anxiety because it was disguised as a storybook and seen to be fun and unorthodox, was just the thing they could use.
You can read all about it on the new website, www.leadershipinwonderland.com which just launched, and you can read the first chapter there as well. You want the whole thing? You can purchase it at Amazon http://amzn.to/2eK24vV
We also welcome you to reach the two authors at email@example.com
Grab some tea or coffee and sit with Alice and her book. Alice Liddell, of Alice in Wonderland fame, is looking forward to having adventures with you.
Have you ever had a dream as a child that you wanted to fulfill so much that it stayed with you as you got older? Perhaps you wanted to produce a film, act on Broadway, curate an art exhibit? Or maybe you wanted to be responsible for saving a life, setting an athletic world record, or creating something that enhances a number of people’s lives? They’re all wonderful.
I’m Susan Goldberg . I’ve always wanted to be an author. I even had a pen name chosen. Years passed, my life became more practical. I had two careers, the current one kept me very busy and fulfilled and I felt good about all the companies and individuals I have helped in my business, but I wasn’t an author. Time went by. I wondered if I would ever see a glimpse of that dream become a reality. It only had to be one book.
July 18, 2016 the kindle version of my book was released (the paperback will launch in early Fall). And, what made it even better is that I had a co-author, Rebecca Lacy, who helped make it happen. In fact, because she rekindled that spark and challenged me that we could do this, that we did. We worked together seamlessly, with one voice, and with much joy.
“Leadership in Wonderland”, available on Amazon Kindle is a work of fiction with a workbook attached. The book was written for young professionals, first time entrepreneurs, creatives and other non-traditional leaders to discover or reinforce your leadership strengths and be alerted to the things you were never taught but it was assumed you knew . It involves self-evaluation, problem solving and coming to terms with preconceived notions and biases you may not be aware that you hold. But the book is also for the dreamer who lives in all of us. Perhaps not a coincidence that the main character in “Leadership in Wonderland”, Alice, drawn from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” was also a dreamer. Hmmmm.
Got a dream? It will never go away until you make it real. Come on, take that first step.
You’re interviewing for a job. It’s not your first interview experience, but it’s your first interview experience working through an outside company, an executive search firm, to land the position. You know the differences in search firms as you previously read: https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/retained-executive-search-vs-contingent but you are unsure of what will be expected from you during this process. You want the job (or you think you do) and you want to “ace” the process and receive the offer. Here’s what you should know to get to the offer stage and at the same time develop a great relationship with the search professional for future possibilities should this opportunity fall through: www.bluesteps.com/blog/executive-search-process/
Susan Goldberg of SGES/Susan Goldberg Executive Search, wrote a blog entry on bluesteps.com for younger professional executives, but it is just as relevant for more seasoned talent who have never worked with or hired an outside hiring expert before, that explains the process along with some key points. If you’ve been reluctant to ask questions because you assume you are supposed to know these things, this article is sure to be useful. www.bluesteps.com/blog/executive-search-process/ Still have questions, feel free to email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit aesc.org. Happy job searching!
Whether you have been actively recruited before, or have always found your jobs through friends, colleagues, family members, networking or ads, you are probably like most people – curious about what else is out there. What other opportunities lie beyond my desk? If you have the slightest inclination to hear about an alternative situation to the one that pays you now, you may be missing key information should someone approach you, unless you understand key points about recruiters and the recruiting process.
Susan Goldberg of SGES/Susan Goldberg Executive Search, wrote a blog entry on bluesteps.com for younger professional executives, but it is just as relevant for more seasoned talent who have never worked with or hired an outside hiring expert before, that explains some of those key points. If you’ve been reluctant to ask questions because you assume you are supposed to know these things, this article is sure to be useful. https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/retained-executive-search-vs-contingent Still have questions, feel free to email Susan at email@example.com or visit aesc.org. Happy job searching!
Susan Goldberg of Susan Goldberg Executive Search’s first podcast interview by one of the foremost experts on social media, information gathering and trends, Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and former Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Catch our discussion about hiring, job hunting, and holding onto and getting the best from your young professional talent. Had a blast with Sree which you can probably tell by listening in and was honored that he chose SGES to represent the latest in hiring and job seeking. Let us know if you have any questions after hearing the lively exchange. For more tips on conducting a job search and career management visit Susan Goldberg Executive Search’s facebook page and also www.susangoldbergsearch.com Meanwhile, give a listen: http://bit.ly/sreeshow Episode 39 @playit all about job hunting and career management from Susan Goldberg of SGES.