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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How to JumpStart Your Leadership Career

Lead Change Blog

A leadership career isn’t like a regular career. You don’t go to school for it; you can’t find many summer internships focused only on making you a better leader; and developing your leadership skills may not lead directly to a paycheck. If you can’t merely read a book or take a class to hone your leadership skills, why do we put so much emphasis on them? The answer is simple: you have the opportunity to be a leader every single day.

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How to Avoid the 5 Career Derailers

Leading Blog

W HY DO SOME careers stall while others flourish? The careers of one-half to two-thirds of managers and leaders will derail. “At At some point, over half of us will get fired or demoted—or our careers will flat-line, and we won’t reach our innate potential. In The Right—and Wrong—Stuff , Carter Cast shares with us the turning point in his career at PepsiCo. Cast’s research led him to five defining archetypes. We need to move from ‘me’ to ‘we.’”

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How to Make “Easy Button” Career Decisions

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Finding your core values isn’t just good for guiding your life, its good for guiding your career too. Today’s post is by Tracy Timm, author of Unstoppable (CLICK HERE to get your copy). When it comes to making career decisions, we’ve all been to “the dark side.”

How to Demonstrate Your Leadership Potential Now

Let's Grow Leaders

But, how do you get others to see it? After all, your boss has bigger fish to fry than talking about your career. The post How to Demonstrate Your Leadership Potential Now appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How to Become the Best __

Let's Grow Leaders

But I am determined to learn the Tocatta part of Tocatta and Fugue in D minor down for Saturday for a tour group I am playing for.” ” The rush of comments seemed to entirely miss the point. “you worry to much.” His comment showed that he was well on his way to becoming the best he could be. If you’re looking to become the best _ (insert your audacious goal here). 4 Vital Factors to Becoming the Best _.

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How to Get Ahead in Your Business Management Career

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Switchers: Change Careers and Seize Success

Lead Change Blog

Want to get unstuck, and pull off the most daring and fulfilling career move of your life—landing a new career that you’re genuinely passionate about? Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. The first step is to recognize that the usual rules and job search tools won’t work for you. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out.

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How to Motivate Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

“What else would you like to cover?” How do we motivate ourselves to feel like that?” I do know one thing, you can’t give someone 5 steps to figuring it out. From Motivation Theory to Real Life. So last night, I told them to buckle their seat belts and took them on a tour of motivation theory. We then moved to more current thinking like Sinek and Pink. 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Don’t try to do this alone.

Career Caffeine—How to Uncover Your Professional Value Proposition

Management Excellence

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How to Increase your Visibility at Work

Career Advancement

Ascher, who worked in a medical technology firm, had been making an effort to enhance how others perceived him over the past six months. he’d thought to himself. It seemed he needed to do something differently. Need to take risks to increase your visibility.

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New Year, New Career: Learn How to Find New Career Opportunities in 2020

HR Digest

January is a popular time for people to quit their jobs and explore new career opportunities. Our experts share insights on how to find a career that makes you happy. If you’re already dreading trudging back to a job that leaves you feeling unmotivated, rather than raring to go, then it could be time to move on to greener pastures. Getting a job when everybody else wants to take the leap seems difficult, but it’s possible.

How to Influence others at Work

Career Advancement

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” Haleigh had been working for months to enhance others’ perception of her. She felt like she was slipping under the radar and needed to increase her visibility in her organization.

Career Caffeine—How to Uncover Your Professional Value Proposition

Art Petty

I’ll wager the first thing you feel compelled to do is update your résumé. My advice is to push away from the keyboard and spend time gathering data and thinking through the value you bring to your teams and firms. It's time to form and articulate your professional value proposition. The post Career Caffeine—How to Uncover Your Professional Value Proposition appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.

How To Be Visible And Relevant In A Remote Work Environment

Lead Change Blog

What’s changed is how individuals work together, how managers lead, and how employees can set themselves apart from their colleagues. As we settle into this new normal and remote work becomes a more standardized practice for how businesses run, individuals need to adjust their current strategies in order to stay visible and relevant in the workplace and ask how best to advance their careers.

How to Create Your Own Career Luck

Harvard Business

Managing yourself Networking Communication Career planning Digital ArticleIt’s all about nurturing serendipity.

How to (not) plan your career

Aspire-CS

learned the hard way how to plan my career by not planning. I didn’t stay with this long as I discovered it was lonely work, preferring to work with others collaboratively. So my journey began to find the work that would allow me to be at my best. Finally, I wanted autonomy and to make an impact on others. It took almost a lifetime to find a perfect match in work that fulfills me.

More Automation is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career

Great Leadership By Dan

But the number of those automated jobs will be a small number compared to what is coming over the next 10 years. How will you stay relevant in the workplace? What can you do to become bulletproof? careers Edward D. Guest post from Edward D.

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Game Changer: How to Be A 10x Talent

Leading Blog

10x talent is, as the label implies, able to deliver ten times more than is expected, but what makes them so valuable is that they are multidimensional. Their curiosity and love of learning drives them to do more and do it better. There are really two sides to this idea.

How To Lead With Guts (and Have Their Backs)

Let's Grow Leaders

More than anything, your team wants to know you have their backs. They want to know they matter–to you–not just to the company. They want to believe you’d walk through fire for them and to take the proverbial bullet coming from above. He’d get to chatting with a customer and right in front the employees who were on performance plans for too much discounting, would do something over the top to delight a customer.

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How to Stop Having Stupid Staff Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

I asked the crowd, “Raise your hand if you’ve been to a really stupid staff meeting.” “Keep your hand up, if you find most staff meetings in your career could have been more efficient.” ” Nearly all hands stayed raised, with the exception of the new kid, who’s in his first job, sitting next to his current boss. Often there’s an agenda, but seldom a concrete plan on how to maximize the experience. How We Lead.

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How to Propel Your Career in 10 Minutes

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Dr. Dawn Graham : Spring cleaning, New Year’s resolutions, summer vacations, back to school—these days, everything has a season. 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.

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

Let's Grow Leaders

When I ask leaders why they’re not telling people what they need to know, the most consistent response I get is “ Sh e or he didn’t ask.” Your Team Needs You to Tell Them the Truth. You team needs to hear what you don’t want to say. they want people to grow. ” Know that your job is not to just develop skills, but develop minds. If you’re trying to help someone get unstuck, ask.

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How to Build a Better Live Online Leadership Development Program

Let's Grow Leaders

10 Things to Look for in Your Live Online Leadership Development If your business is faced with a newly-remote workforce, you know how vital it is to have strong leaders in place to get everyone the support they need, nimbly respond to […]. The post How to Build a Better Live Online Leadership Development Program appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

How to network during the COVID-19 pandemic?

HR Digest

The brutal and straightforward answers to HR-related queries and concerns. Dear Jane, Networking in the pre-pandemic world was something that I looked forward to every single day. But I am unsure of how I should be doing it while also maintaining social distancing?

How To Respect People You Disdain

Let's Grow Leaders

The worst moments of my career have come from the times I let the one or two really nasty, disrespectful (I’m tempted to say “evil”) human beings get underneath my skin and bring out the worst in me. I’m learning to respect myself enough to seek to find something to respect in even the most ridiculous human beings. 5 Ways to Respect People You Disdain. But there’s something to be said for propinquity.

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How to Get Promoted At Work: The ASK Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Getting promoted at works increases your responsibility, power and ability to grow as a leader. That’s why you need to build up a team of allies to help you gain promotion. Here are three specific allies you need to develop: Your Manager. To get started, first observe your manager so that you can build a better relationship with her. Look for opportunities to do favors and treat these people well. Use these skills to get control over your skills.

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How to Set Career Goals and Reach Them

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Discover How to “Disrupt” Yourself and Move to the Next Level in Your Career

Kevin Eikenberry

Because we loved the book, we reached out to Whitney and asked if she would explore some of the key ideas in it during one of our teleseminars – taking people beyond the […]. The post Discover How to “Disrupt” Yourself and Move to the Next Level in Your Career appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Personal & Professional Development career teleseminar

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Uncover Your Professional Value Proposition to Improve Your Job and Career Success

Management Excellence

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How to Promote Yourself

Career Advancement

“Self-promotion is a leadership and political skill that is critical to master in order to navigate the realities of the workplace and position you for success.”. Natalya couldn’t believe her company hired an outsider rather than promote her to the position she was vying for. She knew she had everything it would take to succeed in that role. She decided to reach out to an executive coach who was referred to her – I was the person she called! “It

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Be Your Own Boss: How to Take Control of Your Career and Start Your Own Business

Women on Business

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How to Reimagine the Second Half of Your Career

Harvard Business

Career planning Professional transitions Digital ArticleYou’re not done growing.

How to Develop Performance Measures?

Strategy Driven

Organizations often measure employee performance to achieve set goals. Most times, determining how to develop the right Key Performance Measure (KPI) may lead to hassles and failure that might bring unwanted results. Steps to develop performance measures.

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How to Deal With REALLY Difficult People at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Whenever I tell someone I’m teaching an evening MBA class entirely devoted to “managing difficult people” the response is the same. “Oh, boy do I need to take that class.” And if you’re going to make a dent, Capital Hill is not a bad place to start. The biggest discovery was most often not about the other “difficult” person, but how the changer became the changee in the process.

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How to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Idea

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you get your boss excited? 7 Ways to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Great Idea […]. The post How to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Idea appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Career & Learning courageous cultures career managing up micro-innovationYou’ve got a great idea you just know will improve the business. Okay, let’s be real, not just excited, but as excited as you are?

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How to Be a Better Leader as Your Responsibilities Scale

Let's Grow Leaders

If you continue to approach your work exactly the same as you did at the last level, you will surely fail. The post How to Be a Better Leader as Your Responsibilities Scale appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Career & Learning confident humility Winning Well being promoted to the next level executive leadership succession planningTransitions in scope and scale are tricky.

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How to Make the Business Case for Change

Lead Change Blog

That creates a challenge for you as a leader to obtain approval for change initiatives, when you are not the ultimate decision-maker. Here are nine elements to consider when building your case. Most change initiatives are designed to solve problems. Create a clear and succinct description of the problem to attract attention. Describe the current approach to the issue as a band-aid. Anticipate the question “How much will this cost?”

How to Promote Yourself Without Being Annoying

Lead Change Blog

Or you know you could do more at work, but you don’t want to look like you’re one of those self-promoting types. Or maybe you’ve started blogging but don’t want to be too pushy about your content. Or maybe you begin to doubt yourself. “If I were really that good, I wouldn’t have to work so hard at positioning.” The truth is, if you’re not deliberate in positioning yourself as a brand, you’re going to lose out to someone who is.

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How to Promote Yourself

Career Advancement

“Self-promotion is a leadership and political skill that is critical to master in order to navigate the realities of the workplace and position you for success.”. Natalya couldn’t believe her company hired an outsider rather than promote her to the position she was vying for. She knew she had everything it would take to succeed in that role. She decided to reach out to an executive coach who was referred to her – I was the person she called! “It

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Stop Procrastination Overcome the Career-Limiting Habit

Career Advancement

“Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” – Gene Hayden César had just accepted a promotion, and somehow he was always rushing when it came to finishing important projects. He decided to reevaluate his time-management skills. He started keeping a log of his work, and when he forced himself to specify exactly how he spent his time, the results were shocking. Causing you to rush on important projects.

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How To Successfully Change Your Game.

Rich Gee Group

In the movie Fight Club (a male perennial favorite like ‘The Godfather’), the lead character works for an auto company and spouts out a formula they use for deciding whether to recall a model of their car or just let it go on killing people: “Take the number of vehicles in the field, (A), and multiply it by the probable rate of failure, (B), then multiply the result by the average out-of-court settlement, (C). When I coach my clients, career change comes down to three choices: Do nothing.

How to Best Survive A Bad Leader

Lead from Within

Here are some of the most common qualities of bad leaders, with pointers for each to help you deal with them—and maybe even turn them to your benefit: Bad leaders avoid conflict. If your team’s been left to founder by a self-centered leader, demonstrate your own effective leadership.

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