Author Archives: cosborn

About cosborn

I like to think, engage in innovative problem solving and spreading the good word about social media and Linked In!

2011 – More of the Same, or New Horizons for Career?

I have no idea what 2011 will bring in terms of career direction or opportunities. Really – no idea. If you’d asked me in December of 2010 what I’d be doing today, I’d have answered with a fair degree of … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2010, The Career

This has been another interesting year in my rather winding and non-linear career path. The year started out at BPI group (yes – they confuse everyone with a lower case “g”). That ended June 30, and I started with my … Continue reading

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4 More Tips for Success in a New Job

First – thanks to everyone who’s visited and read my post about 4 Tips for Success in a New Job. I am now starting my third week, and I thought this might be a good time to revisit those tips … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Success at a New Job

I am starting my new job Monday (8/2/10). I left my prior employer at the end of June to accept this new role – VP of Marketing at Business Training Library ( – and stay tuned for the launch of … Continue reading


Leadership Under Pressure – 3 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

It’s hard to miss the furor over Shirley Sherrod, the Department of Agriculture official from Georgia who was unceremoniously sacked – okay – “asked” to resign – after a doctored video appeared on a political blog. The doctored video was … Continue reading

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Motivate to Innovate

I’ve been thinking about innovation and motivation a lot lately. I delivered a presentation at UHY Advisors in St. Louis to their senior executive networking group on “Sparking Creativity and Fostering Innovation.” You can look at the presentation at SlideShare. … Continue reading

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Motivation – What’s So Hard?

Why do organizations of every size shape and description routinely fail to motivate and engage their employees? It’s not like there are mysteries or tightly kept secrets to motivating people. In fact, one of the best business and leadership books … Continue reading

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