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Adjusting Your Course

“I’m making course adjustments,” a good friend and colleague told me the other day, smiling as he spoke.  Fascinated, I listened as he went on to provide perspective on what “adjusting course” meant for him.  The genesis of the conversation had arisen from a chat we were having about strong convictions he once held which …

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

As a professional coach, I often use metaphors to help a client visualize or name what challenges or opportunities they face. By way of explanation, consider this: When I attend a jazz session (my favorite American art form), I can sometimes find myself honing in on a particular musician, even before they take the musical …

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Gotham Government Services Receives 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor

November 9, 2022 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Gotham Government Services as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. Gotham Government Services (GGS) earned the gold award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments …

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Talk Too Much

Do I Talk Too Much

One day during a coaching session, an executive asked me, “How do I know if I’m talking too much?” The question had emerged from the results of confidential interviews I had conducted at the executive’s request.  I had created a document which included de-identified “themes” which emerged during my interaction with his colleagues. One tiny …

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Sleight of Hand

Organizational Prestidigitation

The concept of prestidigitation is central to magic shows.  It can involve a sleight of hand or the ability to distract a person while they are looking at a trick, using misdirection. Increasingly, the concept of prestidigitation is being employed by social engineers aimed at scamming others, most especially in cybersecurity attacks. Michael Solomon describes …

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