Why Career Progression Starts with Self-Improvement

Strategy Driven

We are not always happy in our current job, and want to make changes that will improve our lives, self-esteem, and bank balance. However, to successfully improve your career, you’ll need to adapt a new approach and attitude. Talk to Your Manager.

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Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

Women on Business

Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new WomenOnBusiness.com YouTube channel.

How to Succeed With Limited Resources

Let's Grow Leaders

You may be surprised to know that’s exactly what stacks the odds of success in your favor. According to research psychologist Adam Grant, increasing resources increases your likelihood of a project’s success… but only for a while.

Where Are All The Great Careers? Hiding Right Here.

Rich Gee Group

We all know the common and famous careers out there. Did you know there are many great career paths that are ‘hidden’ from the normal news mainstream? The average salary for a welding engineer is $48K to $101K. Decent career path to management or senior tech.

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How To Take Charge Of Your Job Search.

Rich Gee Group

I’ve worked with hundreds of job-seekers and presented to thousands about searching for a job. And it all comes down to ONE simple reason — you are doing something totally alien from what you’ve done all your life. You will have to sell. It’s hard to find a job.

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Advice from Wharton Women in Business on How to Build Your Career

Women on Business

Whether it’s a three-hour client meeting or I’m at a dinner party and I’m sitting next to someone interesting who I would … like to develop a relationship with, I will send myself emails. ” – Jane DeFlorio, managing director of Deutsche Bank. “It’s really OK to ask. Women happen to be very good at building relationships; we are not so good at leveraging relationships.

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Career Development: Climb That Ladder in 8 Steps

Strategy Driven

It used to be that there were certain industries you could rely upon to be easy to break into. You need to be the best at what you do to get the job you want. Not only that, you need to stay ahead of innovative ways of working.

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Create Career Sustainability One “Tweak” At a Time

Mills Scofield

I am blessed & honored to have Cali Yost guest blog. 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. I urge you to read her post and buy her book.

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How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. His ability to speak in front of the group each month is a pleasure to watch.

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101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Lead from Within

But the kind of smart I’m talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck. Let these smart thoughts inspire you and motivate you to power through whatever is blocking your path to success. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. “Where do you want to go?”

129: Stand Out – How to Be a Thought Leader | with Dorie Clark

Engaging Leader

Many people in the business world believe that working hard will be enough to move their career forward. Making that happen is not a matter of self-promotion, but being generous with your unique perspective and knowledge, in a way that inspires others to listen and even take action.

How to Start a Business That’ll Succeed: A 10-Point Guide

Strategy Driven

It is only natural to worry about failure when starting a business. To set yourself up for success, you need to understand how to develop a strong business model and to avoid the potential pitfalls that could thwart your venture’s growth and profitability.

How to Encourage Teens to Get Jobs and Save Their Own Money

Strategy Driven

Instead of allowing your kiddo to laze around the house this summer, encourage your teen to get a job and save their own money instead. How so? Encourage Your Kids to Search for Local Part-Time Jobs. Make it a Rule to Set Back 30-Percent of Each Paycheck.

How To Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

Here are five smart charitable giving strategies to keep in mind: 1. The same documentation rules above apply to furniture but items over $500 will require an assessment and filing IRS form 8283. Stock-it to them!

How to Select a CEO for the Collaboration Economy


Eric is the author of The Collaboration Economy: How to Meet Business, Social, and Environmental Needs and Gain Competitive Advantage.]. But for boards, it’s crucial to balance concerns about sustainability with those about the bottom line.

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The real deal on how to join a Board

Roundtable Talk

If joining a not-for-profit or corporate board is on your career to-do list, then keep reading. Be clear on your purpose and value… Know why you’re interested in joining a Board and be clear on what you can bring to the table. Hope to see you then.

How to Beat Mid-Career Malaise

Harvard Business Review

” These questions are especially agonizing for mid-career professionals who may be searching for fulfillment while juggling demands at home and intense financial pressures to earn. How should you address a mid-career crisis? What actions can you take to improve your professional satisfaction? How can you combat the dullness and tedium of your workaday life? And how can you tell if it’s time to make a drastic change?

How to Launch a Successful Portfolio Career

Harvard Business Review

As the head of a leadership assessment, development, and coaching firm, I spend a lot of time with successful executives talking about their work lives — and in the past few years, many of those conversations have centered on an increasingly popular, and increasingly idealized, imagined next step: the so-called “portfolio career.” What’s yours — and how is it compellingly differentiated from the many other portfolios out there? Career Transitions.

How To Have Sustainable Success

The Idolbuster

By being concerned with the outcome, we don’t fully mentally engage with what we’re doing or the lessons presented to us. If we continue to stay in this thought-trap and achieve our desired result, we never feel like we’ve gotten “there” because there is always more to follow.

What Am I Supposed To Be Learning From This?

Next Level Blog

Main | Video Book Club: The Discipline of Market Leaders » June 21, 2010 What Am I Supposed To Be Learning From This? A long time ago in a land far away, I worked for a year as a first year associate in a now defunct Wall Street investment bank.   When do we get to have fun?”

Planning Your Post-Retirement Career

Harvard Business Review

Retiring to go play golf in Florida isn’t the draw it used to be. In a 2014 Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey , 72% of employees over age 50 reported that they’d like to continue working in retirement. How much money do you need to earn?

Holding Powerful & Arrogant Bosses Accountable

Coaching Tip

Winston, a former executive responsible for leadership development at the Countrywide Financial Corporation, spent three years in a legal battle against Countrywide, the once-mighty mortgage giant, and its current owner, Bank of America, contending that he was punished and pushed out for not toeing the company line. He was hired as an executive vice president in the leadership development area to help Countrywide grow even bigger and groom better managers. Michael G.

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Navigating Tradeoffs in a Dual-Career Marriage

Harvard Business Review

Last month, Patrick Pichette, Google’s 52-year-old chief financial officer, announced that he was retiring to spend more time with his family. Whose career will take priority? How will domestic work (which may detract from career building) be divided up?

How to Become a Successful Freelancer

Harvard Business Review

What processes and structures do you need to have in place? How do you find clients? And how do you know how much to charge? It’s not so much that they decide to do it; it’s more that they wake up one day and they’re an independent consultant.”

Diary of a mid-career job seeker: 9, 800, 20, 10, 5, 2, 3, 1

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! ← Stuck in the Middle: Is Ageism derailing your move from Director to VP? with a major bank! I was turned down by one company after a phone interview but my email response to that rejection got me a face to face interview.

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How to Master a New Skill

Harvard Business Review

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking , using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? How about the bad ones?

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Harvard Business Review

“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” This the Career Triangle. Career planning

Why do some talented executives fail?

Coaching Tip

And why do others often fail to be effective, or as successful as they should be? In their roles as consultants and executive coaches to many Fortune 500 companies, they offer invaluable job-saving advice on how readers can modify their behavior to get things back on track. .

How to Avoid Impossible Assignments

Harvard Business Review

What usually follows is another even more impossible assignment and so on, until sooner or later you fail , or burn out trying not to. This cycle not only causes burnout, but can also be a real career killer. Listen for flattering phrases like, "Only you can rise to this challenge."

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Why You Need to Stop Comparing Yourself With Others

Lead from Within

If you struggle with issues of self-esteem and insecurity, the worst possible thing you can do to yourself is to compare yourself to someone else. What messes with our confidence most is the picture in our head of how we are supposed to be. But we forget, we are not anyone else, we are who we are, and if we want to succeed, we will have to succeed as ourselves. Instead, recognize your limitations, but don’t allow them to limit you.

43 Weird Books to Shock & Delight: Some Odd Books, Some Funny

Miles Anthony Smith

43 Weird Books to Shock & Delight: Some Odd Books, Some Funny We've all seen a weird book or two, haven’t we? How to Land a Top-Paying Pierogi Makers Job by Ashley McFadden Is there that much of a demand for pierogi makers that there are "top-paying" positions?

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How Companies Can Ensure Maternity Leave Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Careers

Harvard Business Review

Imagine that a temporary absence from your workplace could lead to 10 years of sustained high performance being forgotten. This was Diane’s (not her real name) experience following her early return to work from parental leave. Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty Images.

How to Get on the Shortlist for the C-Suite

Harvard Business Review

The career question I hear most often from rising senior leaders is this: “How do I get on the C-suite shortlist?” Yet the path narrows significantly as executives ascend closer to the top slots. Know how long you’ll be in line. Conversely, if you’re the heir apparent and your boss has said he would like to do something new in one to two years, your time may be close at hand.

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10 Powerful Ways You Can Earn Credibility in Your Industry

Lead from Within

But if you’re going to encourage certain things within yourself, you might do better by focusing on those that will make you credible. It allows those who rely on you to know they can count on you, trust you, do business with you, and align with you. To cultivate credibility you must build trust, earn trust and get trust. Your trust account is more important than your bank account. You cannot claim it; you just have to be it.

How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Harvard Business Review

It dents your self-esteem; it’s tough on your bank account; and if you’re not smart about your next steps, it can derail your career. Aside from getting back on the horse and looking for a new job, what else should you do to get back on track? Losing your job is hard.

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How to Brand a "Useless" Degree

Harvard Business Review

For some, the path forward is clear: the math experts will be snapped up by hedge funds, the software engineers will have their pick of start-ups, and elite investment banks and consultancies will duke it out for the top MBAs. How so? You''ll also want to cite your work experience.

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How to Strengthen Your Reputation as an Employer

Harvard Business Review

Many companies are aiming to be more transparent and authentic about their products, services, and costs. For example, McDonald’s has an online FAQ about how the company’s food products are made, while Southwest’s Transfarency initiative aims to give customers a clearer picture of the total fare they will pay, with no unexpected fees. But when it comes to communicating authentically about the employee experience, companies still have a long way to go.

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

Harvard Business Review

And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it?

How to Work Remotely Without Losing Motivation

Harvard Business Review

Even the too-talkative, too-messy, or too-cutthroat colleagues you willed yourself to ignore when they sat near you can seem endearing when you’re toiling away to the ticktock of your kitchen clock. Sometimes it’s been across oceans and time zones (we are a military family), and sometimes it’s been across town (the office was short on space; I was a slave to my children’s schedules; the whole operation was virtual). Make up an errand if you have to.

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Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers

Harvard Business Review

It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, or an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Maybe you also dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current job. But in my experience, it’s rare for such people to actually make the leap. I think the answer is to do both. Here’s how.

How to Let Your Purpose Find You

Harvard Business Review

Be uncool enough to love. But drive isn't purpose — drive is a fury to be slaked, an ambition to be achieved. This is how you find your way out of the frozen arctic wastelands. It's a cliché to say: get out of your "comfort zone". Here's a question.

How to Write a Cover Letter

Harvard Business Review

There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know where to start. It’s akin to making spelling and grammar mistakes in your résumé. John Lees, a UK-based career strategist and author of Knockout CV , agrees. It’s an opportunity to distinguish yourself,” Glickman adds. Still, as anyone who’s ever written a cover letter knows, it’s not easy to do well. Here’s how to give hiring managers what they’re looking for.

1 Daily Habit That Will Disrupt Your Business and Change Your Life

Lead from Within

It’s a sad fact of life, but one we’ve grown accustomed to, that the workplace is often draining, demanding, and disruptive. In our constant state of rushing from one assignment (or crisis) to another, we are too often missing out on the present. We pride ourselves on being able to do a million things at the same time, on being great multitaskers. For years, I have had the good fortune to be charged with creating mindfulness programs for Fortune 500 companies.