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. or “What am I going to learn today?”

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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.

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 Start Planning for Your Succession

Lead from Within

Business leaders always ask me, when is a good time to start planning their succession, and I usually answer the day you become the leader. So if you are wondering how to start planning for your succession, this is how. Seek new talent to fill the void.

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. Transitions in scope and scale are tricky.

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How to Prepare Your Successor For Success

Let's Grow Leaders

The same mentor who jokingly told Karin that if you want people to think you’re a rock star “always follow an idiot” also smiled and said, “and always leave an idiot as your successor.”

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.” 3 Great Conversations to Have at Staff Meetings. 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? It’s no secret that today’s professionals need to take charge of their own growth and development.

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Burn the Business Plan

Leading Blog

I F YOU ARE THINKING of starting a business—and apparently nine million Americans are currently thinking about it and only about 500,000 actually do each year—you will want to read Burn the Business Plan by Carl Schramm. Planning doesn’t help and is mostly a waste of time.”

GeneralLeadership.com Growth Plan

General Leadership

It is the responsibility of every employee to report back to his or her supervisors what they have learned and allow the organization to benefit from that experience. Fundamental to being an American is service…service to family, to community, to country.

2016 May Be Your Year For A New Career

Lead Change Blog

“Is it just too sad to be over 40 and still figuring out what you want to be when you grow up?” Who do you want to be?” Usually we choose our jobs or professional roles as we listen to other voices: “I need to pay the bills.” New Career Skills.

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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.

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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.

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How to Become a Better Mentor

Career Advancement

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. He said he’d love more mentoring to help him get to the next level in his career.

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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.

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How The Best Leaders Are Already Planning Past The Crisis

Lead from Within

They need to immediately begin looking ahead and planning for the future to make sure they’re prepared for what comes next—even if they have no idea what shape it will take. Here’s how you can emulate the best leaders in planning through crisis.

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How to Prepare for a Better Development Discussion (Free Tool)

Let's Grow Leaders

Development discussions always go better when your employee comes prepared to engage in conversation. We’ve designed this guide to help your team members think more deeply about their development goals and key actions. Give it to them in advance and ask them […].

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How To Become A Stronger Career Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Falcone offers the following great advice for how to become a stronger career mentor and coach by helping your subordinates grow and develop in their own careers. Encourage others to engage in random acts of kindness. Career Coach Coaching Mentoring

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Want To Further Your Career? Here’s How To Do It!

Strategy Driven

There is no one in the world who wants to continue to be at the bottom of their career. There are very few who get into a junior position in a company and choose to stay there because they know how to do it. How does your resume look right now?

7 Ways Overconfidence is Sabotoging Your Career

Let's Grow Leaders

He’s checked all the boxes: special assignments, line and staff jobs, late nights; but the last three promotions have gone to someone else. When he asks why, he’s told to “Be patient,” and that “Your time will come.” You’ve Got No Plan B.

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Corporate Training for Your Company | 3 Step Plan

Career Advancement

Patrice knew she needed to get serious about succession planning. As part of this plan, she wanted to hire a corporate trainer to help the aspiring leaders by giving them the tools they needed for the next level.

How to Bounce Back from Adversity

Nathan Magnuson

How can we climb our way our of it? That’s why it’s takes so much courage to make tough decisions when the outcomes aren’t clear. When I learned that Dale Carnegie had written a bestselling book called How to Quit Worrying and Start Living , I was a bit incredulous.

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How to Use Discomfort to Drive High-Performance

Leading Blog

I T SHOULD go without saying that coaching as opposed to just managing people, is the key to developing high-performance organizations and teams. Any growth but especially growth leading to high-performance requires a degree of discomfort. Team Meetings : Boring comes to mind.

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How To Be A Stronger Career Mentor And Coach

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Falcone offers the following great advice for how to become a stronger career mentor and coach by helping your subordinates grow and develop in their own careers. Encourage others to engage in random acts of kindness.

How to Complete an Individual Development Plan | Thoughts for the.

Nathan Magnuson

Home / Human Resources / How to Complete an Individual Development Plan. How to Complete an Individual Development Plan. Perhaps you’ve heard of the professional growth tool called the Individual Development Plan (or IDP for short). They’ve proved quite handy for many organization seeking to develop employees’ leadership skills (instead of only job skills). Third, an IDP is a living plan. Career Goal.

Do You Have A Career “Plan B”? | 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 Do You Have A CareerPlan B&# ? At my last corporate gig, I managed to have seven bosses in six years.

How to Develop a Mentee Network

Lead Change Blog

I’m blessed to have the opportunity to be part of their. I believe in giving back to the community. I also believe that the best way to aid the firm’s development is by growing talent. Developing leaders enables the business to grow other people.

5 Tips on How to become a Better Boss

Career Advancement

To him, those were the things that a good boss did. However, when Tom sat down with his mentor to talk about his progress, his mentor told him that those things are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are 5 tips on how to become a better boss.

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Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My experience with most executives & entrepreneurs is that they are totally committed to and focused on success. As a result, many of them tend to have a major blind-spot (translation: weakness ) when it comes to the anticipation of set-backs.

How to Become a More Effective Manager #WinningWell

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re looking to buy them for your team, CEO Reads offers some great quantity discounts, and we would be happy to customize with a personalized template. What does it mean to Win Well? One manager wrote to David and said, “This is my life! How did you know?

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Creating A Life Plan. Today.

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 Creating A Life Plan. Many of my clients ask how can they apply our session learnings to their personal life.

How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career

Strategy Driven

It’s a story everyone has heard and maybe even experienced a hundred times before – the hard worker desperate to escape their monotonous corporate life to pursue adventure in far off lands. Are you seeking excitement and new stories to tell?

How To Help Your Employees Grow And Develop Their Careers

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Falcone offers the following great advice for how to become a stronger career mentor and coach by helping your employees grow and develop in their own careers. Encourage others to engage in random acts of kindness.

How to Immediately Spot a Bad Leader

Lead from Within

Maybe they weren’t prepared to take on a leadership role, or they’re temperamentally unsuited to leadership, Maybe they had bad models to emulate. If you’ve ever been around a self-centered leader, you already know how skilled they are at making everything about themselves.

What Experts are Saying About Career Advice: May Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

For May’s Frontline Festival, I asked experts around the world to share their best career advice. It’s amazing how consistent the ideas are across cultures and contexts. Thanks to all the contributors. Holding Career Conversations. Career Advancement.

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How To Be A Stronger Career Mentor And Coach

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Falcone offers the following great advice for how to become a stronger career mentor and coach by helping your subordinates grow and develop in their own careers. Encourage others to engage in random acts of kindness.

How To Be A Stronger Career Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Falcone offers the following great advice for how to become a stronger career mentor and coach by helping your subordinates grow and develop in their own careers. Encourage others to engage in random acts of kindness.

How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills to Boost Your Business and Career

Women on Business

However, public speaking is one of the best ways to indirectly promote yourself and your company. How do you improve your public speaking skills if you can’t afford to hire a trainer to help you? What resources do you recommend to improve your public speaking skills?

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One Common Interviewing Mistake That Will Cost You the Job

Let's Grow Leaders

You KNOW how passionate I am about training– it’s my life! Wanting to appear flexible and interested in learning the business he said, “sure.” ” A similar problem plagued Joe, a Director level succession planning candidate who came to me for coaching.

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How to Be a Leader Everyone Loves to Work With

Lead from Within

We all want to work for a leader who is motivating, inspiring, visionary, and brilliant at making plans and carrying them out. But unfortunately, many of us have had leaders who made our lives hell and turned coming to work into a challenge. How to Succeed as A New Leader.

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Free Individual Development Plan (IDP) Template

Great Leadership By Dan

The most popular post on this blog continues to be one of my first posts written in 2008 called How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP). In one of the earlier versions of that post I had offered to send readers an IDP template. Consider it to be a menu of elements often found in IDPs and feel free to copy and paste it into your own template and adapt it as you please. It’s important to track progress and adjust as needed.

How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

Rich Gee Group

I live in Connecticut and this season has to be the hottest on record. You have to deliver a number of items today. You have to be on emergency conference calls. You have to manage your team remotely. You might even have to handle weather-related emergencies.