Coleman Lew honored to have been a finalist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent search

Congratulations to the firm that won the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent search. We were honored to be among four finalists to present our credentials and recommended approach to the...
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Emotional Skills for Success

Don't neglect developing your emotional skills. Here are five everyone needs to have, including: AN ABILITY TO PERSIST. Everyone experiences negative emotions from time to time. But, the emotionally...
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Job Interview Questions

Employers: Are you asking these questions in a job interview? Candidates: Are you prepared to answer these questions? Responses to questions like this one help ensure a right-fit hire. Q. Can you...
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The Worst Kinds of Bosses

Gearing up for Monday? Here's hoping you don't work for one of the four worst kinds of bosses. And PLEASE don't BE one of these bosses: 1. The boss who expects employees to be mind readers  2. The...
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Come Work With Us!

Come work with us! We're looking for a new Office Administrator. Coleman Lew & Associates, a retained executive search firm in a beautiful Victorian home in Charlotte’s 4th Ward, is seeking a...
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Management vs. Leadership

"There's a difference between management and leadership. Management is about doing stuff -- the day-to-day operations needed for the tactical things to get done. "Leadership, on the other hand, is...
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What NOT to Ask

1. Never ask for information you could have easily found with a quick Google search. Read more here.
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3 Steps to Success

"[Harvard psychologist Amy] Cuddy quotes a venture capitalist describing what turns him off during an entrepreneur's pitch: 'They're too high energy and aggressive, maybe a little pushy. It seems...
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Interview Questions

Facebook hiring managers ask a great question of some candidates: "On your very best day at work — the day you come home and think you have the best job in the world — what did you do that...
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Use Your Experience

"Gary Kubiak ... is the newest poster child for rebounding from adversity. He was fired as head coach of the NFL’s Houston Texans after the 2013 season, when the team won only two of 16 games. "If...
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