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Randy Hain
Randy Hain is the founder and president of Serviam Access, partner of Bell Oaks Executive Search, a four-time published lifestyle and business author and sought after speaker. His most recent book, LANDED! Proven Job Search Strategies for Today’s Professional serves as a guide for job seekers using proven strategies from his experience and those of other field experts while answering the important questions professionals have when making a transition in their career. Learn more or connect with Randy at

Entries by Randy Hain

Advice for New College Graduates: an Interview With Gen Y Expert Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder of Growing Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 1:26 PM

Dr. Tim Elmore and his organization, Growing Leaders, have a long and successful track record of developing leadership and character in young people all over the world. Because of his vast experience and insight into the thinking of Generation Y, I interviewed Dr. Elmore for thoughts on how to best...

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The Difference an Hour Can Make

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 3:09 PM


On the Monday before New Year's Day, I had to work for part of the day to meet a few clients, tie up loose ends for the year and do some preparation for 2014. It was challenging to be...

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How to Ask for What You Want in Business

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 3:39 PM


How do we appropriately ask for what we want from others in the business world? Is there a right way and a wrong way? I am approached somewhat frequently with requests for help from both professionals in my network and...

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Helping Adults With Autism Find Meaning: Roses for Autism

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 4:26 PM

2013-09-05-photo11.jpgThere are countless great causes out there, but there is one in particular that has touched my heart, for personal reasons: Roses for Autism. As the father of a teenage son with autism, I worry a great deal about his future as an...

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Tough Choices and Pursuing Bigger Priorities

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM

2013-08-19-GettyImages_168307969.jpgI know a hard-charging 40-something senior executive who led global marketing for a Fortune 1000 company until two years ago when she decided to take the No. 2 role at a smaller organization for less money and responsibility. Was her old job in...

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Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 1:53 PM

Like many of my fellow business leaders, I do my best to stay current. I embrace social media, read the latest leadership books and stay abreast of trends in the marketplace. And from a workplace perspective, there is one particular conversation topic in full discourse across the country -- Generation...

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Tackling the Dysfunctional Workplace

(7) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 4:47 PM


As I speak to business leaders around the country, I am always curious about the challenges they are dealing with and the problems that keep them up at night. If I distill these various conversations down, it would be appropriate to describe much of...

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The Problem With (Too Much) Encouragement

(19) Comments | Posted July 6, 2013 | 8:53 PM


Photograph taken by Paul Johnson and used with his permission.

"You're the best!"
"You are right on track!"
"You can do anything!"
"Your resume is perfect!"

I really like encouragement. Like most people, I...

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The Paradox of Help

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 1:15 PM

Back in 2006, a friend and fellow member of my parish shared an observation after Mass one morning which had a profound effect on me:

"Randy, I have noticed that you really enjoy helping people. But, you are very uncomfortable when people try to help you. By not allowing...

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How Do You Decide When It Is Time to Leave a Job?

(8) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 9:28 PM

One of the crucial components of achieving a meaningful life is your job, and you should carefully evaluate if you can attain this goal where you are or if you need to pursue a new career elsewhere, as leaving for the wrong reasons can be a big mistake. Have you...

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Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism

(3) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 3:17 PM


I have been leading people since I was a 16-year-old in high school working at a restaurant in the town where I grew up. Leadership has always been a passion for me and after years of study, reading dozens of leadership...

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Being Intentional About Business Relationships

(4) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 3:28 PM


Every action we take with regards to relationships in the business world is intentional. On some level, we likely know what we are doing, but may not always consider the impact of our actions or the repercussions. The challenge is, people on...

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The Good Samaritan Within Us

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 2:39 PM


Are you sick of watching the news? Tired of reading depressing news online? It is difficult to get through the day without feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of bad news on the economy, multiple government scandals, Christian persecution in the Middle East......

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How We Measure Success

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 11:31 AM

My father came to our house for a visit a few weekends ago, which he typically does two or three times a year. He loves to see his grandsons and we talk to him every week by phone, but it is sometimes difficult for him to travel from his Florida...

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Career Transition and 'Jerry Maguire Moments'

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 8:49 AM

I have been counseling professionals in transition for many years and have written at length on job search strategy. I had a recent epiphany related to people in career transition: I rarely read or hear anything about how to effectively help our friends and colleagues who are looking for a...

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Embracing Authenticity

(8) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 2:00 PM

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why is it difficult to have the same persona at work, home, church and with friends? I have observed this problem for years, but lately have...

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One Cup of Coffee at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 6:51 PM

Having meetings at a favorite coffee hangout near my office almost every weekday for the last six years has led friends and colleagues to give me the nickname "mayor" as they liken my daily presence at the corner table by the fireplace to holding court. The friendly employees all know...

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Making Time Work for Us

(6) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Friends and colleagues have long wondered how I seem to squeeze so much activity into each day and still maintain a sense of balance. As a reformed workaholic, I have always had a tendency to be fully engaged throughout the day and usually maintain a full plate of faith, family...

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