‘Ask A Career Coach’ Category

May 29th, 2013, 6:00 am

Three Reasons We Hate Asking for Help – And Why We Need to Get Over Them

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam “Umm…I have a favor to ask.” Believe it or not, these are some of the hardest words for me. As much as helping others makes me feel good, I have a hard time asking for help. Yet, asking people for favors is a key enabler for us to meet [...]

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April 3rd, 2013, 1:00 pm

Why We’re Not Sure We Want to Be #1

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam “I am a really good #2. I don’t want to be #1.” “I really love the job I’m in and don’t want my boss’s job. It just seems too political.” “I think I could do my boss’s job, but I don’t really want that much stress in my life [...]

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February 27th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Time to Rebuild: What to Do If Your Personal Brand is Killing Your Career

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Do you have a personal brand? Trust me. We all do. “It’s what they say about you when you’ve left the room,” says the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. But what if what they’re saying about you is killing your career? I had an executive coaching client who was [...]

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February 13th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Being Authentic – What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Are you an authentic leader? It’s a big topic. Carl Jung said, “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”  It’s the topic of my upcoming book. It’s a topic that’s very personal to me and it’s a topic that is very universal. We feel our [...]

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February 1st, 2013, 6:00 am

A Career Path That Fits Like Cinderella’s Shoes

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Remember the fairy tale of Cinderella? The Fairy Godmother gave Cinderella shoes that were the perfect fit for her. Let’s imagine a fairy tale where our Fairy Godmother magically creates a career path for us that is the ideal fit. It helps us to be inspired, to grow, to [...]

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January 11th, 2013, 6:00 am

The Five C’s of Cultivating Courage for Stretch Roles

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Do you have the courage to ask for and take on high-profile roles that will really stretch and prepare you for the big leadership positions? Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said “Leadership belongs to those who take it.” Will you make the decision to take it? Imagine a scenario [...]

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December 19th, 2012, 6:00 am

Say “No” with Power and Grace

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam I have a confession to make. I am not exactly an expert in saying “No.” I spent the entire day recently running from one meeting to another. It was Sunday. I was taught early on that it’s impolite to say “No.” A lot of my executive coaching clients have [...]

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December 12th, 2012, 6:00 am

Do You Want to Be Perfect or Do You Want to be Powerful?

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Are you a perfectionist? Do you feel like nothing is ever really good enough until it’s perfect? Like many of us, do you try to be the perfect person for every situation or role you play? If you’re like me, you want the intelligence and tenacity of Hillary Clinton [...]

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November 28th, 2012, 1:30 pm

Five Leadership Practices to Make Work Transitions Easier

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Are you going through a work transition or contemplating it? Unhappy in your current role but feel stuck or unsure about what to do next? The economy has many people going through transitions right now. True story. A senior level sales leader came to me 12 months ago very [...]

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November 14th, 2012, 1:00 pm

What if We Gave Ourselves Permission to Fail?

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Like the rest of us this week, I was shocked at the recent high level resignations of CIA Chief General Petraeus and President and Chief Operating Officer (and once-presumed CEO) of Lockheed Martin Chris Kubasik, due to sex scandals. How could these intelligent and rational men put their reputations [...]

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