Create Career Sustainability One “Tweak” At a Time

Mills Scofield

The New York Times calls her “one of the smartest, sophisticated thinkers” and Mashable lists her as 1 of the Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter. But, ultimately, it undermines the very career longevity and success they are trying to achieve, personally and for their team.

Career 165

Are you ready to kick butt in 2013?

Women on Business

Right now, the idea of kicking butt in 2013 is probably the last thing on your mind. These could be speaking engagements, guest blogging opportunities, being part of a panel, leading a workshop or class, hosting a Google+ hangout or a Tweetup.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Will You Be Ready?

Tanveer Naseer

It’s a dilemma that this graduating class is familiar with because you’ve dealt with this issue for the last five years as members of our community here at Heritage.

Class 227

Mindful Mondays: Seven Things I’ve Learned About Life and Leadership from Three Years of Yoga

Next Level Blog

I got into it because I was looking for a way to stay in shape when my knees and other health challenges more or less brought an end to my thirty five year career as a runner. I thought I was in pretty good shape but my first yoga class seemed like it would never end.

Class 223

What’s Your Leadership Narrative?

Mills Scofield

As I mentioned in my review, this is a Must Read book for anyone at any stage in their career. Dorie Clark is CEO of Clark Strategic Communications and the author of the newly released Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013).

Women, Invest in Yourselves

Women on Business

For me, pursuing my career in financial services has always factored into my new year’s resolutions. The wisest advice he ever gave me was to build my career based on what I want, not what others expect of me.

Leadership Caffeine: The Difference Between Finishers and 70-Percenters

Management Excellence

There’s a class of professionals in the world one of my former bosses labeled as “70-Percenters.” Here are 5 key behaviors of finishers: Career Getting Ahead Leadership Leadership Caffeine 70-Percenters accountability character Fortitude

Class 114

Virtually Selling

Coaching Tip

Arthur Miller’s 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Death of a Salesman , placed the occupation at the heart of the American middle class and its longing for social mobility. . Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 14, 2013 and "Ask the Coach". 2013 Business Resolutions.

Leaders Who Follow Rules

Lead on Purpose

Although textbooks and classes can help you improve the kind of leader you want to be, it takes real-life practice and implementation to make you great. He has a passion for various subjects like education, career and technology, Parenting etc. Leaders who follow rules have subordinates who do – Guest post by Jack Meyer. Great leadership skills are those that are developed over time.

Meyer 195

How to Confront an Employee Performance Problem

Great Leadership By Dan

They develop the ability to think strategically, lead change, make a great presentation and other executive skills, but it’s like they skipped class when this skill was taught. Here’s why it ticks me off so much: In the worst-case scenario, some poor employee ends up doing what they thought was good work for their entire career in a company and ends up finally getting let go because no one had the courage or ability to deal with it while there was still time to fix it.

How To 263

Dancing Your Way Through A Revolution

Mills Scofield

I had just learned about Che Guevara and the Latin American revolutions in history class, and was immediately enthralled. I expected you to be like " and decided to feed my curiosity as I began my academic career at Brown University.

Media 173

Seven Steps to Start a Consulting Business

Chart Your Course

As they reach the winter of their careers, their choices are certain to impact the economy. Classes start Sept. The baby boomer generation has been discussed, dissected and debated since its emergence in the mid-1940s.

Why You Should Conduct Talent Review Meetings and 10 Best Practices for Doing Them

Great Leadership By Dan

However, they caught on quickly to the importance of managing talent and most learned to be world-class talent managers themselves (or they didn't last long). Managers should be having follow-up career and development discussions with their employees to provide feedback and create robust development plans. I’ll bet a lot of executives and managers reading this post would enthusiastically agree with the declaration “Employees are our greatest asset”. How about you?

Review 249

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Their influence was so great that I wanted my career path to follow their footsteps. The game plan is even simpler: begin with a pilot class of ten students this fall. Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took.

The Natural Winning Athlete

Coaching Tip

For example, Donald Thomas, who on the seventh high jump of his life cleared 7'' 3.25"--practically a world-class height. Source: Man and Superman article by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker magazine, September 9, 2013. David Epstein: The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance. Books Career Games Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Sports Success Tips

Wilde 84

Extreme Leadership Summit, 2014!

Steve Farber

Career expert. I’m thrilled to announce our speakers for The Extreme Leadership Summit 2014, coming April 11-13 in Chicago (Please note the new dates.). I’ve personally assembled a team of incredible leaders, most of whom will be in attendance for the entire Summit.

Simon 108

Trust Issues

Coaching Tip

Surveys and statistics abound: only 22% of the public trust government.only 10% of employees trust management.50% of a class is suspected of cheating. Two Leadership Self-Coaching Guides for Career Women. Books Business Coaching Career Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness What is Work life It''s a difficult time to be a leader. The majority of employees are disengaged, their discretionary efforts tamed, passions for work fleeting, and ideas tethered.

Don’t Lean In. Find Balance.


By “leaning backward” she means that women don’t make decisions that would move their career forward. As is the message about taking credit for career advancement instead of claiming it’s largely a product of luck.

COO 119

The Danger of “YES” and How to avoid it

Dave Bratcher

As someone who has participated in hours of sales training over my career, the one phrase which sticks in my mind is, “With every No you receive you are one step closer to hearing a Yes.” Do you like the word “Yes” or “No” better?

7 Principles of Leadership Development: Managers as Mentors

Mike Cardus

Working with that person in their role to understand their potential and how that potential might be developed to achieve as full career growth in the organization as possible. We asked ourselves to look back at our careers. Who has served as a mentor in your career?

Mentor 161

Educational Entrepreneurship – A Conversation with Pamela Price

Survive Your Promotion

Even now after several years of homeschooling, a published book, and active participation in a number of homeschooling groups (including the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum ), Pamela says she doesn’t know if she will homeschool for her son’s entire educational career. There have been other schools that have experimented with that – you can go on campus and take biology classes or other subjects that are more challenging to learn at home.

Price 100

Constructing Your Career Castle

Harvard Business Review

Building a successful career is equally arduous. This blue-sky thinking will serve to sketch out your career castle construction strategy. They connect you to career opportunities and provide air cover when you encounter trouble. Career planning Managing yourself

The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

He told me that I must think like a world-class visionary, grow into the role and not just remain a radio DJ. ” KFC was a watershed in my career (at that point 21 years long). Business Know-How Comes From Experience – The Value of Life-Long Mentoring.

Pryor 98

Adolescent Rites of Passage - Something of Monumental Importance Has Been Lost

Building Personal Strength

At age 18, after 12 years at the top of my class, I gave the valedictory address at my high school graduation. In other words, I was involved in a process that helped me develop personal strengths that would help me throughout my life and careers -and be recognized for doing so!

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

Harvard Business Review

Were I advising aspiring top-tier universities — or their students on what they should expect from their high-priced education — the following classes would represent excellent starting points for fundamental curricular reform. Business education Career planning Education

How Forgiveness Can Set You Free

The Idolbuster

A teacher once asked her students to bring a sack to class. You can learn more about and it’s services for individual and career growth here. . Steve by Steve Snodgrass via Flickr CC. Today a guest post from Anda Tudor from

How To Think Less About Work and More About Life

The Idolbuster

The first time I presented the outline for Busting Your Corporate Idol, the writing class was split. The class was a safe place to talk. Busting Your Corporate Idol Chapter 10 The People-First LIfe Featured career advice chapter 10 corporate idolatry people first life people-first values stress reduction thank less about work time with family work life balanceChapter 10: The People-First Life Part 14.

Class 37

How to Explain Your Career Transition

Harvard Business Review

Shifting careers is often hard to explain. The most important step in getting others onboard with your career transition is crafting a compelling narrative. My whole career, I''ve been a bit of a nonconformist," he says. Career planning Managing yourself

How Military Veterans Can Turn Their Skills into a Corporate Career

Harvard Business

Transitioning from a military career to the corporate world can be a fraught process for the nearly 360,000 U.S. In addition to networking their way into new professional circles and learning new cultural mores, veterans have to face down the even more fundamental questions: what career will best suit them? “I felt very intimidated” by undergraduate classmates who had gone into more traditional corporate careers, he told me.

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Harvard Business Review

It probably can’t hurt to take a stats class in college. Now, if you feel like you’re expressing yourself and getting the gist of something and you’re still not being listened to, then maybe it’s time to change careers. Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver.

Hedge 15

How to Break Through a Career Impasse

Harvard Business Review

Many of the successful managers and professionals who come back to business school at mid-career are looking for more than honing their leadership skills. Many are stuck in their careers. One class discussion that gets the light-bulbs flashing is a case study analysis of a brilliant functional expert, Harris (not his real name), who gets sent to an elite business school’s general management program with the promise of a promotion into a P&L role upon his return.

Idea Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career

Harvard Business Review

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak , based in Delhi, believes that world-class sanitation is necessary for India to realize its full potential. Career planning Entrepreneurship Leadership There is a new player emerging on the cultural and business scene today: the idea entrepreneur. Perhaps you are one yourself — or would like to be.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – Gather Ye Sugar Plums While Ye May; Your Personal Discretionary Budget will be Impacted by Washington

Strategy Driven

But a more recent estimate is that more than 6 million uninsured people will pay the tax penalty, largely middle class workers including approximately 10 percent at or below the poverty level. Spend well this Christmas/Holiday Season and be merry.

10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success

Harvard Business Review

Here, some of our favorite lessons from the class of 2013: Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on having long-term colleagues: “Treat people well. ” Career planning Managing yourself

Truths for Our Daughters

Harvard Business Review

As a mother watching her 18-year old college freshman daughter contemplate her summer job options and future career, I want her to be exposed to success stories — not to what women lack or haven''t done or can''t do — because I know these successes exist and we need to share more of them.

33 Best Pump Up Songs About Jobs

Miles Anthony Smith

Get Pumped for Work With These 33 Songs Some songs help you vent your career frustration when you are working for "the man" (or woman) who is a jerk, and there are others to get you fired up about being successful in your job. Working Class Hero by John Lennon (1970) 15. Career

Grad School May Not Be the Best Way to Spend $100,000

Harvard Business Review

I don''t want to say those classes were worthless, because they weren''t," he says. Instead, he''s found more success taking targeted classes, on subjects like business writing and goal-setting, that speak directly to his needs. Because your career is stalled.

Class 14

Companies Should Help Veterans Get Skills to Work

Harvard Business Review

Led by GE, along with partners such as Alcoa and Lockheed Martin, the new Get Skills to Work (GSTW) program convenes manufacturers and educators to prepare and place veterans in long-term careers in advanced manufacturing. Career planning Military GSTW

Class 10

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do

Harvard Business Review

WF: What do you see as the main career lessons of the book? They’ll steer you to the program, tell you which classes to take, and be a kind of role model to get you excited about doing the work. Do you see the path towards greater specialization as the path to career security?

Don't Let Them Underestimate You

Harvard Business Review

One asked if he was working on a "class project," while another suggested he "thank his parents" for sending him to graduate school (he paid his own way). Career planning Managing yourself Networking We all hope our resume and experiences will speak for themselves.

Should MBAs Learn to Code?

Harvard Business Review

MBAs who lack programming skills often ask this question when they pursue careers in technology companies. Several respondents mentioned that their CS50 experience had helped persuade recruiters that they were committed to a career in technology.

Women Need to Realize Work Isn't School

Harvard Business Review

But the very skills that propel women to the top of the class in school are earning us middle-of the-pack marks in the workplace. Welcome a less proscribed, full of surprise, career path. A career path is far less scripted, and often full of surprises.

Hedge 11

The Importance of Spatial Thinking Now

Harvard Business Review

There are too few classes that enable learners to improve their spatial reasoning abilities, with maps and visualizations being of course the most central artifacts to such improvements. In its 375 years, Harvard has only ever eliminated one entire academic program.