How to Evaluate Whether You Made an Effective Career Decision

Lead Change Blog

Tom made a major career decision 3 months ago: he decided to leave his position as chief information officer at a large manufacturing firm to become an entrepreneur and start a company to provide software that helps manufacturers improve the quality of their manufacturing process. He made his choice after talking to his friend Dave, who left his chief technology officer position in a high-profile manufacturing company to become an entrepreneur six months ago.

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What Are Professional Development Goals?

Strategy Driven

With the advent of technology, many careers have been created, and others are destroyed. You will have to come up with progressive professional development goals. Ensure any source you choose can help you meet your professional goals. How is your career progressing?

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Career Advice You Need to Get Ahead

HR Digest

As you develop your professional career, you will come into contact with itsy bitsy pieces of career advice. With that in mind, we’ve etched five pieces of career advice to help you do well in your job. The post Career Advice You Need to Get Ahead appeared first on The HR Digest.

How to Propel Your Career in 10 Minutes

Great Leadership By Dan

But what about career management? There’s a well-publicized notion that professionals spend more time planning a vacation than planning for their careers. That’s an unfortunate truth for many of us, even though a successful career is much more important to our happiness—a research-backed fact. The best way to remain marketable and achieve your professional goals is to practice consistency and discipline in managing your career. career advice careers Dawn Graha

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45 Career Advice Experts Offer Career Success Secrets

Miles Anthony Smith

45 Career Advice Experts Share Their Blueprint for Career Success (Plus Leaderboard)​ Does your career seem to be a struggle at times? It’s why I wrote my book Why Career Advice Sucks™ … to share the stories of my own career success and failures and help you grow your career more quickly. Recently, I wondered what other career advice experts would add to the conversation about what’s vital for career growth.

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. New business models, new ways of working, cooler tools and technologies. From Seth Godin’s post “ What is Excellence ” at Tom Peters website So, seeking/delivering excellence in everything you do is a goal worth chasing in 2011 (and beyond).

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6 Big Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future 

Lead from Within

There are, however, some mistakes that are so damaging they amount to career sabotage. Shiny Object Syndrome) SOS is an ailment of distraction, and it affects businessmen and women who are entrepreneurial, specifically because of the qualities that make them unique: high levels of motivation, a craving for new technology and new developments, and the courage to start new projects and create new things. I am sure you can see how this would derail a successful career.

Career Growth: 4 Signs That Your Company Will Give You a Fair Shot

Women on Business

Ask any career-oriented woman about her top work-related concerns, and she will likely rank having access to high-quality jobs at desirable companies and having equitable opportunities to advance within those organizations at the top of the list. Despite that poor showing, some companies are doing right by women and minorities to promote, encourage and support career growth. Career Development Guest Posts

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Building Relationships In Our New Virtual World

Lead Change Blog

However, as companies are shifting towards remote work, how can women better utilize technology as a means for building relationships within their organizations to set themselves ahead for advancement? She is passionate about helping you step into your power and take charge of your career.

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business

At the law firm Allen & Overy, the idea of replacing traditional, annual performance appraisals with a technology-enabled continuous feedback system did not come from human resources. In an era of transformative cognitive technologies like AI and machine learning, it’s become obvious that people, practices, and systems must become nimbler too. Working with new technologies in new and nimbler ways creates the need for additional innovation in talent practices.

Busy vs. Productive: 5 Ways to Focus on the Right Things

Survive Your Promotion

It’s a time to prioritize and remember to choose what I want to do based on my goals and values instead of what new shiny thing pops up in front of me. Putting My Smartphone Away – Technology can be a great tool to help you keep in touch and get things done during the day. Happiness Prioritization Setting Goals Time Management Work/Life Balance Career effectiveness Goals inspiration leadership Life Motivation Quiet Mind

Almost All Managers Have at Least One Career-Limiting Habit

Harvard Business

Ultimately, he retired early and angry, toggling between resentment and self-recrimination at failing to achieve his final goal. One VitalSmarts study of close to 1,000 managers found that 97% of us are like Rick, in that we have at least one career-limiting habit—a habit that keeps us from greater success or enjoyment in our career. Technology has made it incredibly easy to doing immediate but unimportant stuff at the expense of anxiety-provoking but important stuff.

16 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Work Performance.

Career Advancement

Disconnecting from typical social media and technology gives your brain a chance to recharge. Goal Set. Use your goals to focus the content and attract the connections that will help you achieve them. Managing your Career & Being Successful at Work

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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

Harvard Business

We are now in the era of “do-it-yourself” career development. Unfortunately, organizations today are unknowingly leaving employees with skill gaps and blind spots that can derail careers and organizational effectiveness. Here are six things you can do to take control of your own career. What are job goals and key success metrics? Developing expertise in a nascent area of growing importance can lead to promotions and other career opportunities.

Why Professional Development Is Important

Strategy Driven

But this assumption is wrong, as technology and the world are constantly developing and evolving. And professional development cannot only benefit your career but your personal life too. And technology does this too. Achieve Goals.


Coaching Tip

Instead, you're going to "set goals.". Goals will help by keeping you organized and allowing you to share your progress on social media, a little gloating does wonders for self-motivation. Once your goals are in place, it might be smart to design a methodology that will encourage you to accomplish them. In our current era of non-stop technological innovation, fuzzy wishful thinking has yielded to the hard doctrine of personal optimization.

How Deloitte Consulting LLP and Salesforce Are Using Technology to Transform the Employee Experience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE’S CONNECTME AND SALESFORCE

Harvard Business

We’re focusing today on how new challenges and new technologies are changing human capital management, and how to ensure that this key resource becomes a sustained competitive advantage for your company. The first is that our client organizations are trying to figure out how to transition to the future of work, as technology is really fundamentally changing how work gets done. And so one of the things that we have found is that this is where the technology component comes in.

The Capable Employee

Women on Business

As I visit client sites and assess the challenges they face, it becomes clear that sometimes the culprit is not the employee, it’s the technology. Excessive reliance on technology cripples the ability to think outside the box. To be sure that your employees know their tasks and are able to execute them with or without help, there are a few ways to take the temperature of your employee’s skill without technological help. Technology in moderation.

Craft a Sustainable Career

Harvard Business Review

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. For a taste of what is usually associated with the word career, check out the Urban Dictionary''s definition , which characterizes a career as "an affliction whose symptoms are loss of life & liberty, general purpose misery, and resentment towards those who are unaffected" and "a euphemism for ''professional labor camp.''". Economic stagnation and unequal access to opportunity keep a sustainable career out of reach of many.

Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I started my career in executive search right out of college over 13 years ago, so recruiting is work that I’ve always done and always loved. While in the second year of my profession the great recession hit and had a significant impact on my area of expertise including venture capital, and private equity-backed technology companies. Human Capital Leadership Management Executive Search human resources executive search CHRO Career Tips thriving Candidate Management

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Build a Great Company Culture with Help from Technology

Harvard Business Review

And what happens as advances in technology constantly change how customers and employees expect to interact with your company? Perhaps not too surprisingly, technology plays a central role (after all, we’re a technology company). But if you asked most people to list the things that create and maintain a strong company culture, chances are they wouldn’t list technology. How technology is changing the way we work.

The USPS Lesson

Women on Business

As managers we set goals and applaud when goals are exceeded, but what do you do when they aren’t achieved? The one thing that has stuck out as the most missed element of the situation is the slow response of the post office to technological advances. Now the post office is playing catch up and in the world of technology that means you are already too far behind to play. The post office is nearly bankrupt, the cost cutting is not working.

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Leadership, Self-Awareness and A Story


After schooling, when Nish was at the cross road of career selection, he told his father, “ Give me an inch of space in electronics and I will make a whole world out of it ”. in communication technologies from UK. The journey of building a career is nothing but a quest to seek our strengths and then utilize those strengths fully to make a positive difference. Great Stories Managing Career Self Growth career career management MBA in India Passion self analysis

Can You See What I See?

Lead Change Blog

Many years later I learned the technique for using black light technology. Enlists enthusiastic engagement in the strategy and required goals to achieve the vision. Career Development Driving down the road along Main Street I read this quote on a marquee in front of a local church: “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” (Jonathan Swift). That’s it! That’s why describing our vision is so difficult.

You’re Not Charging Enough For Your Services.

Rich Gee Group

Oh by the way, the price doesn’t include any changes/additions, overtime, hosting, travel expenses, or technology. By the way, she just hit her all-time yearly revenue goal in 2016!). Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Uncategorized Ways & Tips Charge Clients Fees Manager Pricing Promotion Raise Services Work

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Leadership in VUCA World: Perspectives on #IndiaHRChat


As a result of this, businesses, industries and careers are disrupted faster than ever before. Agility – tuning and shifting technology, processes, people and structure constantly for adapting to change. ~ @tnvora. - – - – -. How are VUCA world careers different from the old economy careers? Portfolio careers: One person, many careers are here to stay! ~ @tanvi_gautam. - – - – -. You have to craft your own career.

Change Your Habits

Great Leadership By Dan

A few years ago a printing plant client installed a new $20M high-technology press which could deliver speeds of 50,000 impressions an hour. Also, leaders must ensure that all staff proactively commit to their performance and values goals. Guest post from S.

4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

A hectic work schedule, increased responsibility, new technology, and the need to read and respond to a daily deluge of email and voicemail place huge demands on your work life. 1.Set realistic goals.

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Be an Advocate for Yourself :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Mentoring is defined as career advice and guidance and sponsorship is advocacy. High performing women need to take control of their own career advancement. Communicate your intention to advance your career. Develop your web of influence (key stakeholders, decision makers, influencers, connectors) to assist you in reaching your goal. Here’s the bottom line: you need to take control of your career.

The Timeless Strategic Value of Unrealistic Goals

Harvard Business Review

Prahalad's 1989 HBR article "Strategic Intent" brought about a discontinuous shift in my career — from a professor of accounting to a researcher on strategy and innovation. As an idea, strategic intent is about setting a bold and ambitious goal, out of all proportion to a firm's current resources and capabilities. In accounting, we always argued that "realistic" goals are the best, since they are achievable and as such are better motivators. Gary Hamel and C.K.

How to Be Manager When Your Employees Are Older Than You

Let's Grow Leaders

Know what makes an outside-of-work social time meaningful to them; know what affects or inspires them (home life, professional goals, etc.) Don’t write older employees off as outdated, incapable of change or technologically incompetent. Scott Huntington is a career specialist from Pennsylvania. Career & Learning managing managing older workers new to leadership Pleased to welcome Scott Huntington with a guest post.

Idea Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career

Harvard Business Review

The idea entrepreneur is an individual, usually a content expert and often a maverick, whose main goal is to influence how other people think and behave in relation to their cherished topic. Their goal is to make a difference, to change the world in some way. In forty years of idea entrepreneurship — spent in writing, speaking, travelling, network building, and technology development — he has influenced the way millions of people think and act.

The Clearest Path to a Career That's Right for You

Harvard Business Review

Nothing in career strategy is more important than picking the career field that's right for you. Employers and investors will be more likely to bet on you if they think you're up to the challenge — if you really can help them accomplish their goals. Guide your career by consciously building on your capabilities. The first step in thinking about a capability-driven career is to understand what to build on. Career planning Managing yourself

Create a “Mastermind Group” to Help Your Career

Harvard Business Review

Stating the group’s goals and values up front will enable potential candidates to make an informed decision about whether they’d like to participate. Anderson has benefited professionally from the group in many ways, from learning about new technologies that improve her business to staying abreast of industry trends. Collaboration Career planning Article

If You Do These 5 Things, 2016 Will Be Unbelievable.

Rich Gee Group

Instead of making that huge long jump towards our goals, why not break it down into smaller tasks, activities, or steps? So instead of trying to ‘trick’ more time into your life, try to stick to a solid schedule and track the more important events that do make a difference in our career and business. You want a great 2016? I’m here to make it happen.

How to Be an Engaging Leader in a World of Robotics, AI, and Digitization

Leading Blog

Many business leaders are perplexed by the task of leading in an ever-increasing technological world. Yes, we are leaders of people, and yet it feels as if technology and other digital demands keep us from investing in our most valuable resource, our people. In the midst of managing these exponential leaps in technology, there is a war for talent. Do we need to choose between attracting and engaging top millennial talent and installing new, state-of-the-art technology?

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Managing the “Great Expectations” of the Next Sales Generation

Women on Business

Yet there’s been nothing traditional in sales for the past 15 years thanks, in part, to women making it a successful career path. Yes it is — if you learn how to leverage this new talent by focusing Gen Y behaviors on business goals and setting metrics for results. The paradigm shift to tap their creativity and technological savvy is not unlike moving from landlines to iPhones. A few keys: Keep a career plan within their vision.

The Value of Professional Conferences. Also Why Has There Been So Little Innovation?

Curious Cat

When I used to think about this 20, 15 and 10 years ago the opportunities to innovate using new technology and thinking differently about the value conferences provide lead to tons of idea on how they could be much better. So I doubt it would be hard to rethink of whatever I had thought of back then and new technology would increase the possibilities.

Boost Your Career with Social Media: Tips for the Uninitiated

Harvard Business Review

There is a lot of advice out there about keeping your online activity from hurting your career. Expertise can be noticed more easily," says Soumitra Dutta, a professor in business and technology at INSEAD, author of "What's Your Personal Social Media Strategy?" To make the most of social media to further your career, you need to make a conscious choice to use it for professional purposes, understand what your goals are, and then actively manage your digital footprint.

The Big Picture of Business – Pave and Refine the Company Way, Corporate Culture

Strategy Driven

A career is all about devoting resources to amplifying talents and abilities, with relevancy toward a viable end result. Business evolution is an amalgamation of thoughts, technologies, approaches and commitment of the people, asking such insightful questions as: What would you like for you and your organization to become? The same analogies apply to personal lives, careers and Body of Work. I was at a service counter, and the clerk was bad-mouthing the customers. “I

Surrounding with the Right People

Lead Change Blog

By doing so, you can enable others and help them help you achieve your goal. As you go through your career, keep an [.] He has more than 21 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry. Hiring people with different skillsets to help strengthen your team is important, it is equally important that you create your own inner circle that can collectively help everyone in your inner circle.

A Culture of Trust

Coaching Tip

Trust motivates a desire to make an extra effort to reach organizational goals," Zak attests. "A Setting difficult but achievable expectations engages the brain's reward system so that meeting goals at work becomes highly engaging and enjoyable. The foundation of network technology is how the people we connect with think about the collaboration process. . .

Case Study: Career Choices When Life Is Short

Harvard Business Review

Carly Gardos, MedPath’s technology chief, asked. Our goal would be to fill the treatment pipeline with fresh ideas,” Arthur said. Most people have lots of opportunities to make important career decisions in their lives. Career planning Work life balance The leaders of MedPath didn’t typically shed tears in their weekly meetings, but this was an exception.