Christopher McCann's Blog (6)

Balancing Practicality with Passion

I had an interesting conversation today with one of my clients. Over the last seven years I have been witness to Marks' setbacks and successes, his layoffs and his promotions. I've met his wife, his kids, and he has met my sons. Our relationship is truly of "trusted advisor" nature.

This past Friday he was laid off from a software firm that had difficulty securing an additional line of credit. At best, the firm has another 6-8 weeks before they… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on October 11, 2009 at 5:57pm — 5 Comments

Okay, so you lost your job...how could you be jumping up and down on the couch?

I had an interesting conversation today with one of my clients. Over the last seven years I have been witness to Marks setbacks and successes, his layoffs and his promotions. I've met his wife, his kids, and he has met my sons. I consider him a friend.

This past Friday he was laid off from a software firm that had difficulty securing an additional line of credit. At best, the firm has another 6-8 weeks before they close up shop. Mark called me… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on July 22, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Stop Falling Down in 3 Easy Steps: Turn Job Loss into Opportunity!

Are you playing it safe, but feeling trapped in the life you have created for yourself? How do you know when it's time to move on from a job, a relationship, or even the town you live in? Often times the best strategy to achieve victory in life's battles is to "burn the boats behind us." Times may be a bit lean right now but the truth is, this is a great opportunity to grow. Before you write me off as crazy, listen to what I have to say about job… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on May 5, 2009 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

From "Good to Great": How a roadside epiphany is transforming this Executive Recruiter

The word “should” implies responsibility. It connotes demand, and that's just not the case. Life has a rhythm, it ebbs and flows. My failures haven't been failures so to speak, I just haven't been as good as I needed to be. I may not have specific control over my situation, but I have a choice about how I view it.



If I continue to do things the way I've always done them, I am not going to generate as much revenue this year as I did in 2007… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on April 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Stay Up! Or how Kanye's ego has saved this Executive Recruiter

According to the Urban Dictionary, "stay up" originates in the graffiti subculture. The phrase refers to the hope that one's tag, throw up, piece, or burner will "stay up" and not be buffed. Of course, in the song of the same title, Kanye may have been alluding to something else.



How cool would it be if life cruised along with no problems, no upsets, no drama? The reality is that these things happen. I haven't run across anyone immune to… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on April 22, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Einstein as an Executive Recruiter

A classic definition of insanity is attributed to Albert Einstein. It was also attributed to Ben Franklin, and the author Rita Mae Brown. I'm paraphrasing, but odds are you've heard it before. The classic definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.



In a market like this, it's easy to attribute a lack of results to the economy. No matter how many "Positive Mental Attitude" pills (metaphorically… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on April 14, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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