August 13, 2015

The best computer function of all time is Apple Z – “I didn’t mean to do that, let’s act as if it never happened.”

Apple Z.
It didn’t.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could Apple Z in real life?

In your career, in an interview, in a conversation, in a meeting?

The poss...

July 20, 2015

There’s Plan A.  The Plan you are currently following.  The one that is supposed to have a happy ending.  The one you are committed to.

Then there’s Plan B.  The one you choose when Plan A isn’t working out so well.  Most of us don’t even have a Plan B, becaus...

June 12, 2015

The only questions worth asking during an interview are the ones no one wants to ask.

Think of the last interview you gave and the last interview you had. Did you walk away with questions? Sure you did.

What was more important for that interview?  Getting questions answe...

April 25, 2015

Because it’s been a year since you got one.
Because you work hard.
Because you do your job well.
Because you’re always on time.
Because you need one.
Because you won a big deal award.
Because a headhunter called you and told you about a job that is like yours and it pa...

March 20, 2015

I think you believe that people are either born with the ability to enthral a room of people with their words, or they aren’t.

I believe that anyone can become a great presenter.

Always trying to prove or disprove some theory,  I have asked most of the Executive Creative...

March 12, 2015

Here’s an email I received from someone last week, and my response to that email.  I thought I’d share.

Dear Heidi,

This is a question I have asked myself since I moved to Toronto at the age of forty-four.  Is there any consensus as to how old is too old to expect to be...

December 14, 2014

1.  Wake up an hour earlier.  There’s a lot of truth to the old expression, ‘The Early Bird Catches the Worm’.  Without exception, I have observed in the past thirty years of studying the connection between behaviour and success, that this is true:  People who wake up...

March 14, 2014

I read an article in Mashable’s feed about three weeks ago, entitled, “5 Expert Tips for Following up After an Interview.”

Ah yes.  As suspected, it contained the usual stuff:  how to remain interested and enthusiastic without becoming intrusive, a mélange of post-inter...

February 7, 2014

This article was originally posted on the BLACK BAG website a few years ago, but I migrated it over to HEIDI CONSULTS because I still believe it’s relevant.  Enjoy. ~ heidi



When I speak to natural born leaders, most of them tell me that leaders are born, not m...

November 14, 2013

1.  The business is going through so much change right now.

Yes, that’s what industries do.  If they didn’t, we’d still have cranks on the front of our cars.  Why can’t anyone in our business, just accept it, then deal with it?  The only thing constant is change.  I’ve...

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