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The Interviewer is Interviewed

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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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

Get Your Forms

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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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 leadershipinwonderland@gmail.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.

Pace Alum Coaching: Positive Repositioning

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Pace University had its annual Fall Mini Career Coaching night on Wednesday sponsored by Dr. Barry Miller, Manager Alumni Career Programs and Services.  SGES was invited to attend as a professional coaching and executive search firm.  During the evening, Susan found she was giving the most advice to people who were employed but were looking to transition into another field.  The one assumption that they all were making was that they were at a disadvantage because they didn’t have much, if any, experience in the industry they were considering.  Their attitude of fear and doubt dissipated  into an alternative mindset of confidence and determination after speaking with Susan from SGES for a few minutes.  “The best part of the evening was watching  faces move from apprehension into smiles. Repositioning their thought process and assumptions were what these people needed and weren’t receiving from friends, colleagues or other coaches.  It helps when I can talk from my own experience: having changed fields a couple of  times and also having executed searches in a wide variety of industries.” It was a very satisfying experience for Susan to be able to give back to the university where she attended the graduate program in business and received her MBA. We hope that the people Susan met will be able to reinvigorate their job searches with a positive spin which will be a great push toward them achieving their desired results.  We welcome feedback from Pace Alums.

SGES Seminars at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Susan Goldberg presented two seminars this week at Pace University’s business school in downtown Manhattan.  Sponsored by the Career Services department with the help of Dr. Barry Miller, Ms. Maxine Sugarman and Ms. Genevieve Chorhummel, Susan addressed two different audiences on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  Monday’s audience was comprised of Lubin MBA alumni while Wednesday’s seminar instructed current students attending the undergraduate and graduate programs.  The alumni program content included information on how to work successfully with recruiters.  The student program focused on  interviewing skills including how to respond to particularly difficult questions and situations.  Audience participation was a key ingredient for both seminars so that the programs could be beneficial for the individual attendees.  The programs were well attended.  Individual attendees praised the helpfulness of the seminars.  A comment from one of the alumni attendees follows:

“Thanks for an informative and well done presentation last night.    Despite 20+ years in human resources, I picked up so many new ideas. The seminar was so helpful and I think the people sitting around me got a lot out of them, too.”  Barbara D

Relating Innovative Ideas to Appearance (or is style important?) referenced in article

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

It’s common sense that if you want to be known for communicating original ideas and keeping “on top of” current issues and trends, your image should reflect that.  Your words will not create the degree of  impact you intended if your appearance doesn’t fit with the strength, innovativeness, and relevance of  your ideas.   Appearance is important.  According to psychologists, you have less than 30 seconds to make a good first impression, with 55% of it being based on appearance alone.  Susan addresses this in her article, ” The Stylist, A Fairy Godmother to Your Inner Cinderella” by Susan Goldberg published in “Woman Around Town” this week.  Making an attractive appearance never hurts but it may communicate more than just plain “nice-looking”.  According to some experts, who take neuromarketing seriously, a person should update their appearance every few years to reflect an image that is rooted in the immediate times and not grounded in the past.  Susan worked with a style consultant to update her closetful of clothes  while keeping true to her personality and taste.  She shares the personal story of her experience in http://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/shopping-around/the-stylist-a-fairy-godmother-for-your-inner-cinderella .   Working with the stylist proved to be more intense than expected,  however the article is written in a light informal style for the women’s lifestyle newsletter that is distributed in the New York City and Washington DC metro areas.

SGES offers Mini-Sessions at Pace University’s Career Coaching Event

Friday, October 29th, 2010

On Monday, November 1st, 2010, SGES will be participating in this fall’s career coaching clinic, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan.  The event will be hosted and sponsored by Pace University’s Career Services specifically Dr. Barry Miller and Ms. Stephanie Elson. There will be two sessions, one for bachelor degree recipients and one for MBA degree recipients.  The clinic is free and available to recent graduates and alumni.  The brevity of the sessions allows for one or two questions per graduate and questions are those which can be responded to within a short timeframe.  Questions in the past have included: how to respond to specific interview questions, how to rework a resume, how to conduct a job search in many industries at once,  how to increase the odds of a successful job search, and is it realistic to pursue a particular industry given a person’s specific work experience and level of contacts.  For additional information, contact Pace Career Services via email at bmiller@pace.edu, selson@pace.edu  or Susan Goldberg at coaching@susangoldbergsearch.com.  Information can also be found on Facebook and Linkedin Groups, Pace-Lubin MBA Alumni.   We look forward to seeing you there.

Article addressing “Why Change Jobs?” written by Susan Goldberg published on Wednesday

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The article written for this week’s addition of “Woman Around Town” addresses two life changing events: getting married and changing one’s job.  The title “Change is Good: Are You The Bride or the Cellphone” incorporates the two topics discussed in the article: planning a wedding while not jeopardizing your job, and, when and why to consider a job change.  The wedding topic was part of the week’s special edition devoted to June weddings.  The job change topic was a response to a reader who asked, “why interview, if your job isn’t broken”.  It includes a list of reasons to change jobs despite the fact that the current job may be adequate.  The cellphone is used as an analogy that refers to an individual and their career and is explained in the piece.  To learn more, read the article in the “working around” section of this week’s www.womanaroundtown.com or click on this link: http://www.womanaroundtown.com/working-around/change-is-good-are-you-the-bride-or-the-cell-phone.  If you are reading this from a blog, you can learn more about Susan Goldberg Executive Search at www.susangoldbergexecutivesearch.com