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.

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How to Move Up The Career Ladder in the Medical Field

Strategy Driven

However, for those who do pursue a career in one of the various specialisms of medicine can rest safe in the knowledge that they are helping others and contributing to making the world a better place. Your career could allow you to stay close to home or branch out further afield.

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How To Build a Leadership Credo

Let's Grow Leaders

Too many leaders run through their days without taking time to consider how and why they lead as they do. Pressures, grooming, and politics all create counter-pressures to authenticity. Articulating what you value, helps you to stay true to what you believe.

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What is Your Company’s Human Operating System?

N2Growth Blog

You’d be able to tell me what it does and why it’s important. But, if I asked you how. The answers on “ how ” a business does what it does lies in its unique combination of systems that governs how it executes its mission. I like to call this collection of systems the organization’s “ Human Operating System.” Here are the key parts of every Human Operating System: 1.

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 Overcome Poor Presentation Skills

Coaching Tip

If your operational management was in a technical area, you now have the ability to delegate the data gathering and analyzing tasks to others while it is your responsibility to educate the leadership of the organization and industry why, what and how action must be taken based upon what the analysis reports. That requires face-to-face interactive conversations and presentations to various interested and influential parties.

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How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

It has been a pejorative term used to characterize poor, white, ignorant, rural, bigoted folks who were usually missing teeth and lived largely south of the Mason Dixie line. If heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie, I don’t want to go,” sang Hank Jr., So, how many rednecks work for you?

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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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How To Attract Top Talent To Your Business

Strategy Driven

If you want to be successful in the long-term, then you’re going to have to hire a team of people who are skilled and committed to helping you grow your business. Employees want to work for a company that’s ahead of the game when it comes to technology and innovation.

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How to Move From a For-Profit to Nonprofit Career Successfully

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: If you want to transition from a career in for-profit companies to non-profit organizations, then you need to prepare yourself mentally for the change you’ll see in your paycheck, environment, and more. Betsy Baker offers several tips to help you make the move successfully on Opportunity Knocks: Hours. There are special events, grant application deadlines, and other unusual circumstances that often lead to hours outside of 9-5.”

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5 Secrets to a Successful Panel Interview (and other career tips)

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t freak out, with a few careful moves you can leverage apanel interview to your competitive advantage. They’re not doing this to intimidate you. 5 Secrets to a Successful Panel Interview. Be careful not to get too creepy (e.g.

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How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

15 percent of Millennials, also referred to Generation Y, are already managers. They are struggling to retain millennial employees and grow them into the next generation of leaders. Millennials have a tenure of only two years compared to that of baby boomers at seven years.

How Do I Get My Peers to Trust Me?

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s easy to put them last on your trust-building priority list. Real trust develops when no one is watching… when you’ve got something to lose, and choose to be vulnerable anyway. 5 Ways to Get Your Peers to Trust You. Here’s how.

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How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to.

How To Encourage Growth Under A Controlling Boss

Tanveer Naseer

One of these conversations lead to a discussion about how leaders who want to push for change can deal with those above them who operate from the command-and-control style of leadership – in other words, those that subscribe to the overtly-controlling it’s my way or you’re out approach.

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How to Revitalise Your Business When You’ve Hit a Slump

Strategy Driven

Even the most dynamic and driven entrepreneurs and professionals can find themselves falling into something of a professional slump at some point in their career. Many businesses end up bringing in consultants in order to inject new ideas into their company.

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How to Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

A great distribution plan to sell it. A well formulated Go-To-Market Strategy. In a perfect launch, all of these components are vital to a successful launch. It took years for Apple to gain traction despite offering what critics consider to be a superior operating system.

How to Successfully Lead Your Team through a Reorganization

C-Level Strategies

Readers, I’m delighted to introduce you to today’s guest blogger, Mike Figliuolo. Mike is an authority on leadership and co-author of Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can get your copy by clicking here ).

How to Inspire Others | Aspire-CS


to infuse (breath, life, etc.) to breathe into or upon. It truly provides us with a pathway for imagining what it means to be an inspirational leader. When we inspire, we breathe into ourselves in order to breathe upon others and give them life. How can I get better at it?

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Rebooting Work: How to Make Work— Work for You

Leading Blog

Rebooting Work by Silicon Valley legend Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler is a sensible look at the changing nature of the workplace and how you can use emerging technologies to take charge of your career. To become a CEO of your own destiny.

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How to Live a Meaningful Life

Utpal Writes

Your happiness comes down to the quality of your relationships. As a human being, you are part of an ecosystem where everyone is related to everyone else. Click To Tweet. Means you can attach a specific meaning to your life when you decide to.

How to Get Some Free Time


She said she was leading in a way that assured that her staff can proceed without her, thus creating space for her to do some of the more important things that she really wanted to do, rather than those that she needed to do. How did she do it?

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Succeeding as an Entrepreneur: Lessons From My First 9 Months

Let's Grow Leaders

For those of you just tuning in, nine months ago, I quit my executive job to pursue my dream. It’s been nine months to birth this business. It’s tempting to be all things to all people, but that just makes you look like everyone else.

How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Unless you are a very large enterprise it is unlikely that you have the time, money, staffing, or external professional relationships to execute a brand management strategy such as the one outlined above. Solid advice that anyone interested in marketing and branding should pay attention to.

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How To Be The Kind Of Leader Your Employees Need You To Be

Tanveer Naseer

Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Management Grand Rounds held at Boston Children’s Hospital. Seeing that drive and desire to not rest on their laurels but to embrace the challenges before them was energizing and inspiring.

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Career Development: It’s All About Becoming Dispensable


This guest blog post by Julie Winkle Giulioni celebrates the September 18 launch of her book with Beverly Kaye, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want. She consults with organizations to develop and deploy innovative instructional designs and training worldwide. An employee works diligently to carve out a niche. She becomes an expert in a field, a real ‘go-to’ person around critical issues.

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How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, And Your Reality

Lead from Within

But many, many people hold to a different version. It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just waiting for something better –a promotion, for the kids to be grown, retirement, whatever. Failing to connect with reality is why some of us have pants in the closet that haven’t fit in years. There are few better things you can do for yourself than giving up the fictional version of your life and learning to accept yourself, your life, and your reality.

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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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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus Innovation, Operations versus Strategy, Futurist versus Archivist, IT and Business Paradox, Accountability versus Ownership, Recruiting, […].

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How To Prepare For A Termination – What To Do When It Appears That Your Job Is In Jeopardy And You May Be Terminated

Michael VanBruaene

When you see and sense that you may be terminated in the near future, there are actions you can take to prepare for the termination and position yourself to successfully move forward. It’s important that you have a mind-set that positions you to be effective in these challenging circumstances. And if you stay you will be in a better position to be successful. . Here are guidelines you can follow to establish a successful mind-set. .

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How to Build a Team « Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Even if each of the people who report directly to you is highly motivated and wants to do great work, you will still need to spend time actively developing a sense of unity and collaboration to foster a true team-oriented environment. Survive Your Promotion!

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The 5 Mistakes That Nearly Killed My Career (And Can Save Yours)

Terry Starbucker

” That was the bomb that nearly killed my career. The cable company had just been sold, so the idea of not only escaping the resulting uncertainty, AND also landing safely in a dream position (pro football was my favorite sport), was just too good to pass up.

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How to Be a Great Mentor Without All the Fuss | Aspire-CS


It’s a way of “giving back&# and can also be a way to learn some new things yourself. Make sure you describe your role clearly in order to avoid misunderstandings. if you won’t be inviting the mentee to your home for dinner to meet the family, for example).

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Do You Have A Strategy To Retain Your Best Employees As Employment Continues To Strengthen?

Michael VanBruaene

Organizations that are not formally identifying their best employees and implementing strategies to keep them have significant risk that they will depart to another company; and will then have to replace them with someone that may not be as good. In addition to diminishing your organization’s effectiveness, losing a strong employee will result in costs to recruit and hire a new employee, orient them and then integrate them into work processes, teams and culture. .

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?

10 Ways a Terrible Boss Can Still Teach You How to Lead

Lead from Within

They’re no fun to work for, but their lousy leadership does come with a silver lining: valuable “what not to do” lessons on effective leadership. Terrible bosses like to think they’re good enough to wing it. They spend their time on day-to-day operations without ever articulating a vision. They’re everywhere, it seems, and their micromanagement cuts off all the oxygen to productivity. Learn to find the best in people.

How To Get The Most From Your Executive Team

Michael VanBruaene

You want each member, and the group, to perform at the highest level to sustain and improve your organization; and the functions and operations for which they are responsible. Your and the executive team’s actions will affect how employees and work groups throughout the organization function. To get the most from your team consider these guidelines. . How you act and make decisions should demonstrate this. . They do not have to be friends.

How to Change the World One Pizza at a Time

Steve Farber

Byron Stephens has helped Marco’s Pizza grow to more than 700 stores in 35 states and three countries. That type of expansion often kills a culture; in fact, while Marco’s growth numbers looked great on paper, employee morale began to nosedive.

How to Screw Your Business in One Easy Step

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS How to Screw Your Business in One Easy Step 08 Jul No, it’s not very goddess-like to use such language but turbulent times deserve forceful measures.

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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.

Is Cooperation the New Efficiency?

ReImagine Work

Is the ability to gain cooperation an underestimated component of efficiency? I was talking to a client today about her unusual ability to gain people’s trust quickly. This supports her ability to get things done. To her bosses, she seemed to perform miracles.

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Workplace Bullying: Little-Known Factors to Help You End Bullying At Workplace

HR Digest

More than 60 million US workers are currently experiencing different types of workplace buying, based records from 2017, with the figure likely to increase due to growing inappropriate interventions or noncompliance of workplace bullying laws. According to a 2017 WBI US Workplace Bullying Survey, only 6% of the perpetrators get punished while 23% of the targets receive help from their employers. With some of them having to change careers or permanently deal with depression.

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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