How to Motivate Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

I had just finished reviewing the syllabus with my Masters level leadership class, and asked my typical follow-up question. “What else would you like to cover?” How do we motivate ourselves to feel like that?” From Motivation Theory to Real Life.

3 Ways to Prepare for a Better Performance Review

Let's Grow Leaders

I didn’t have time to write it all down. But she was the boss so I slapped something together and sent it to her. Here’s what I need…” Laura then gave me a long list of metrics, correlations, and ROI calculations to do.

Conduct your OWN performance Review

Career Advancement

Client Clara asks: I always get so nervous before my annual performance review. How can I calm my nerves and make sure it goes as well as possible? By conducting a review of your own performance before you meet with your boss, you’ll have thoughtful answers to all your boss’s questions.

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. Review three job descriptions.

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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 to Handle Your Boss’ Negative Feedback (even in you disagree)

Let's Grow Leaders

Amy was dreading her performance review. The truth was, she questioned his approach to running the department, and he wasn’t listening to her ideas. She didn’t love his suggestions, and often reacted defensively to his feedback, making matters worse.

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How to handle underperforming employees?

HR Digest

Every manager, at some point in their career, will have to learn to handle underperforming employees. In this post, we’ve listed proven methods to effectively deal with underperforming employees. To address the latter, however, is a herculean task.

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?

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

Kevin Eikenberry

About a month ago, I recommended a new book called Disrupt Yourself by Whitney Johnson – you can read that review here. 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.

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Great Mid Year Review Questions

Let's Grow Leaders

Mid year reviews are a like the half-time huddle of your performance Superbowl. They’re great times to summarize, celebrate, challenge and inspire. Use this time to ask great questions that inspire deeper thinking and build meaningful connection. How can I best support you?

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How to be Confident at Work

Career Advancement

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Grayson asks: I’m naturally a shy person , and I want to learn how to be confident at work. Being confident at work takes effort—here’s how to get there.

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How to be Confident at Work

Career Advancement

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Grayson asks: I’m naturally a shy person , and I want to learn how to be confident at work. Being confident at work takes effort—here’s how to get there.

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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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How to Use a Career Page to Positively Show off Culture to Candidates

Chart Your Course

The Harvard Business Review reports culture directly impacts employee satisfaction, job performance, business creativity, commitment and loyalty, retention and absenteeism, and — perhaps the most important quality to executives — the bottom line.

How to Improve Your Organization’s Culture Through Employee Connections

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by Forbes I believe it’s wise for leaders to develop their organizational culture by being intentional about strengthening the bonds of connection and trust among leaders and employees. In my experience, needs are met as people become more connected to their colleagues.

How to Prepare for a Performance Review so it won’t Feel Like a Root Canal : Employee Version

Great Leadership By Dan

The annual employee performance review is an important opportunity to get feedback from your manager in order to make sure your performance is meeting expectations and to learn what you need to do to improve. Performance reviews can be used to justify raises or promotions, so it’s important to make sure you performance is accurately documented. career advice performance appraisals performance review process

10 Tips on How to Shine in a Talent Review Meeting

Great Leadership By Dan

If you’re a manager, at some point in your career, if you haven’t already, you’ll be required to participate in something called a “talent review” meeting. Management teams often use a performance and potential matrix to identify these “A”, “B”, and “C” players.

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December 2018 Leadership Development Carnival: A Year in Review

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share our leadership experts’ favorite posts from 2018 on the topics of communication, creativity/inspiration, development, engagement, productivity, and more. Randy Conley of Leading with Trust provided How to Tell Someone You Don’t Trust Them Without Destroying the Relationship. The key is to not focus on trust itself, but on the behaviors causing low trust.

When You Hate Performance Reviews

ReImagine Work

They’ve become perfunctory if they ever were useful… The connection to pay has been tenuous. The really good news is that the trend is to move away from the annual performance review. My response is, “Do you want to take that chance?”

Why Leaders Need To Stop Using Performance Reviews

Tanveer Naseer

I don’t like performance reviews. I love to give it and I love to get it as part of a regular routine. Feedback, sometimes known as coaching, requires relevant substance to have impact. Start with an easy question: “How are things going?”

How To Write Anything

Eric Jacobson

Ever wondered about the do's and don'ts of writing a: Business Apology Letter of Recommendation Job Advertisement Interview Follow-up Press Release Executive Summary Collection Letter Resignation Letter.then, the book, How To Write Anything: A Complete Guide is for you.

How To Deal With Stress At Work.

Rich Gee Group

Let’s get down to the facts: There are three stressors which tend to hit us when we least expect it — Fear, Anger and Guilt. What Faye tries to do is to get you back into your original human emotional needs we all experience — Security, Being In Control, and Feeling Adequate.

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Mark Goulston on How to Deal With “Everyday Craziness”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

In his career as an organizational consultant, relationship counselor, and hostage-negotiation trainer, Mark Goulston has found what works, consistently, to reach all kinds of people in any type of situation.

How To Write Anything

Eric Jacobson

Ever wondered about the do's and don'ts of writing a: Business Apology Letter of Recommendation Job Advertisement Interview Follow-up Press Release Executive Summary Collection Letter Resignation Letter.then, the book, How To Write Anything: A Complete Guide is for you.

Number #1 Factor for Career Success: Increased visibility in Your Job

Career Advancement

In all that time, what’s the one thing people should know… but probably don’t… that would have the greatest impact on their career? We’ve also been told to dress for success , to be a team player, to communicate well, and to network. It’s helpful to chart that out.

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How To Safely Terminate An Employee.

Rich Gee Group

To terminate and employee is never easy, but when done incorrectly they can become your worst nightmare. I also work with clients who own a company (or are a CEO of an organization) and they need to fire someone for cause. I always advise my clients to speak with an attorney.

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15 Questions to Ask Your Team Before 2015

Let's Grow Leaders

Auditoriums around the country would resound with a consistent message, “Last year is over… no time to spend there, we’ve got game-changing work to do.” 15 Questions to Ask Your Team Before 2015. What was your biggest contribution to the team?

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How to hire the best talent

Strategy Driven

Most business leaders understand they need great people working for them to make their business a success. In the current economic climate, if you want to hire the best talent you also have to understand these four things. It’s hard to hire great people.

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How to Avoid Being Blindsided by Change

The Practical Leader

In 2007, just before Apple launched the iPhone, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, laughed it off, “there’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. ” Tell that to the executives at Blackberry. Look to teammates as teachers.

Featured at InPower Coaching blog: Setting your career intention

ReImagine Work

Mary Schaefer at InPower Coaching blog, August 10, 2016 : “Do the words “fresh start” come to mind as a new school term approaches? At the start of the school term, students often get a list of what to pull together and how to prepare.

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How To Charge More For Your Services.

Rich Gee Group

In my last post, You’re Not Charging Enough For Your Services , I gave a great, real example how other companies have the chutzpah to charge 50 times the price for a service because they can (and do it). who requested a number of techniques to help them raise their pricing.

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How to Get What You Want Out of Life

Lead from Within

We all have dreams of what we want from life, but many of us have a hard time knowing how to achieve those dreams. I’ve devised a six-step system to help guide my consulting clients in successfully moving from dreams to reality. It’s a program anyone can follow and tailor to any goal. Don’t talk yourself out of a goal because it feels unattainable–that’s no reason not to go for it. How to Succeed as A New Leader.

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A Wise and Practical Career Guide for Gen Y

Michael Lee Stallard

Years ago, a friend told me about a book that would help me understand how to advance my career by making headhunters aware of me and my work. Really, its message is relevant to all ages in today’s work environment. The book is full of wise and practical ideas and advice to help you develop so that you will become a better employee and better known in your field of interest. Both are important for career advancement. book reviews career dan schawbel

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Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Having combed through more than a thousand 360-degree [.].

How to Get Helpful Feedback From Your Boss

ReImagine Work

When I was an HR manager employees would talk in my office at performance appraisal time and ask me how to interpret this feedback from their bosses. You don’t have to give up just because you got an unhelpful answer. There are strategies you can use to get what you need.

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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? Why is the world appear to be so topsy-turvy? ​ Click "READ MORE" to learn from the career advice of the experts.

The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Accountability versus Ownership “Be yourself [period] Everyone else is taken” Bibliomotion CIO Career Path Corporate Board Cost versus Innovation David C. Robertson enterprise architecture Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution Future of the CIO Role Futurist versus Archivist Harvard Business Review Press How to become a CIO "for all seasons" IT and Business Paradox Jeanne W.

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How To Grow Your Business In A Competitive Industry

Strategy Driven

The business world is one which is highly competitive, which means that a company must always be looking for ways to grown order to stay ahead of the competition. One of the most obvious ways to grow a business is to expand into new areas. How to guides.

How To Charge More For Your Services — Part Two.

Rich Gee Group

In my last post, You’re Not Charging Enough For Your Services , I gave an actual example how other companies have the chutzpah to charge 50 times the price for a service because they can (and do it). who requested a number of techniques to help them raise their pricing.

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Who’s Influencing Your Leadership?

Let's Grow Leaders

He showed how Andrew Lloyd Weber, the Broadway composer behind “The Phantom of the Opera” and other works, liberally borrowed from musical works. That is a powerful idea for all leaders to consider. In our complex world, it is challenging to imagine all the influences that impact you.

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 Live With Purpose

Coaching Tip

You may be surprised to know that it’s not that difficult to figure out your life’s purpose. After determining your purpose, the next step is to figure out how to live out that purpose every single day. . By asking myself How can I be a joy to this person today?

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How To Stay Relevant & Have Impact

Mills Scofield

If we are going to handle this continually changing the world, we have to adapt ourselves. All we can really control is how we react, and more importantly, pro-act to our world. when to call, how to find out nicknames, etc.)

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