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. Tom also realized that he only had enough cash to make some good hires, create and start pitching a prototype, and cover his operating expenses for six months.

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More Automation is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career

Great Leadership By Dan

We are creatures of habit and operate much of the time on autopilot. careers Edward D. Guest post from Edward D. Hess : Everyone knows that jobs have been automated over the last 20 years.

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What is Your Company’s Human Operating System?

N2Growth Blog

I like to call this collection of systems the organization’s “ Human Operating System.” ” Your firm’s Human Operating System is, of course, informed by your vision , enabled by your strategic plans and is translated into company culture. Here are the key parts of every Human Operating System: 1. Also included in these systems are training, career path design, job classifications and skills prerequisites.

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. We’re required to operate differently, getting work done through others, moving from athlete to coach.

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Moving from Operations to HR Helped Microsoft’s Chief Security Officer’s Career Path

Leadership Freak

When I asked Mike Howard to talk about the best things he’s done, it was in the context of choices that best helped his career path. The term “best” is best understood in context. First, the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft said, “getting involved in Martial Arts was a good choice. It taught me discipline [.]. Decisions Interview Marks of leaders Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

The Key to Business and Career Success. Effective leaders know how to achieve operational excellence, and they embrace continuous improvement. After an investigation of the ethics hot line terminations, Wells Fargo chief operating officer Tim Sloan, who replaced John Stumpf as CEO said, “Anything more than zero is too large.”. Be You. Individuals and businesses want to stand out , to be different, to attract others by being better in some unique ways.

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

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the reasons for a panel interview is to see how you operate in a group setting. Other Career Tips (Free Downloadable Guide). Every week I have people emailing me for career advice on resumes, interviewing, networking etc. To make it easier for those searching for a new job or making a career move, I’ve put the links to my practical career posts into a word document you can download for free, just click here career advice.

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The Magical Career Fairy Will Help You

Aspire-CS

Because you are doing such great work, she’ll soon tap you with her enchanted wand and sprinkle you with sparkly fairy dust and you’ll get that key project, significant promotion, raise, bonus or new career that you’ve been waiting for. I’m sorry to report, however, that the magical career fairy is a figment of your imagination. She doesn’t exist, and career rewards for your great work don’t just appear. Stop waiting for the career fairy.

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Strategic Tips to Navigate Office Politics

Lead Change Blog

Nobody likes dealing with office politics, but learning how your company operates and identifying who is holding the power over your advancement is a key component to success in your career.

Career Development: It’s All About Becoming Dispensable

Aspire-CS

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. Becoming indispensable today can be a career death sentence. There’s a fine line between being a vital member of the team and creating an exclusive ‘do not fly zone’ in which others can’t (or won’t) operate.

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Traditional male-dominated careers still find few takers in women

HR Digest

But there are still some occupations that are typically male-dominated, not due to any resistance but because of traditional bias, or just the hardships involved or the sheer human power needed to operate. Sports and associated careers. Sports commentating, coaching, management, medicine, all are still male-dominated careers. The post Traditional male-dominated careers still find few takers in women appeared first on The HR Digest.

Career Development: Climb That Ladder in 8 Steps

Strategy Driven

As technology advances, so do the ways that many industries operate. So, how do you stay ahead of the curve and climb the career ladder? For example, someone wanting to progress in the social work industry could do an LCSW online program in their spare time to advance their knowledge and get better career prospects. Making good connections is so important to career advancement. I know, who has time for reading with a career, right?

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. The large majority of individuals in these careers will also have plenty of room to progress, with plenty of opportunities to progress up the career ladder into more specialised roles.

The 4 E’s Of Landing The Career Of Your Dreams

Strategy Driven

When it comes to landing the career of your dreams, you can get quite giddy. Whether you want to ensure you get started out on the correct path from the start, or you’re currently unhappy with what you’re doing and you want to make sure that you’re able to find the right career with a suitable change, you want to get it right. But you also have your work experience to consider, and this can often play heavily into making your career work for you too. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

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. “Every nonprofit can benefit by applying sound business principles to its operation. ” Get the details: How to Make a Successful Career Transition From For-Profit to Nonprofit via content.opportunityknocks.org.

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Planning Your Post-Retirement Career

Harvard Business

Specifically, you’re more likely to need to continue working full-time (since those positions are usually more remunerative), and you may need to stick close to the field in which you spent the bulk of your career, because you’ll get paid more for the seniority and experience you’ve accrued. Career Transitions. Leaving a Stable Job to Create Your Dream Career. How can you start test-driving your future career now?

How to Launch a Successful Portfolio Career

Harvard Business

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.” Without a clear view, it’s all too easy to end up with a portfolio career you don’t enjoy, or even really want.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

Operational – Know how the organization works inside and out. Sit at home and map out your operational chain from start to finish. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Media Piece Quotations Social Media Ways & Tips CEO Communication Empathy Financial marketplace Motivation Operational SalesYou’re moving on up.

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How to Beat Mid-Career Malaise

Harvard Business

” 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? Mid-career malaise runs deep. Even people who have achieved a great deal of career success aren’t immune to these feelings, says Whitney Johnson, an executive coach and the author several books including Build an A-Team.

Managing Career Transitions Part 2: Taking A Break

Harvard Business

This week, host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Alyssa Mastromonaco, former White House deputy chief of staff and former chief operating officer of Vice Media. Many people in the business world find their success by always being “on.” ” They wake up at 4 a.m., answer emails 24 hours a day, and don’t take vacations. Sometimes they’re so high functioning that they don’t even realize they have symptoms of anxiety until they take time away from the office.

Career advice for GenXers: is that career move a CLM?

Roundtable Talk

So, experimenting in your early career years can be a good thing. Now’s the chance to really deepen your experience in order to parlay it into bigger and better options in your later career. The challenge for high achievers is to be able to deal with the inevitable career rut that they find themselves in when the job they’re in starts to get a little predictable. Make sure your next career move is for the right reasons. Ah, the joys of being in a job rut.

How To Build a Leadership Credo

Let's Grow Leaders

Operating principles (e.g. Authenticity & Transparency Career & Learning Communication leaderhip leadership credo leadership development operating principles values Too many leaders run through their days without taking time to consider how and why they lead as they do. Days become months and months become years. 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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Will Refusing an International Assignment Derail Your Career?

Harvard Business

Turning down an international posting can have negative consequences, especially early in one’s career, when family considerations are assumed to be less of an issue. While we are just beginning to collect hard data on career outcomes, research shows that employees often feel pressured into saying yes. They worry that refusing to be sent overseas will prevent them from getting ahead, or at least slow their careers considerably. Career Transitions.

If You Offer Mid-Career Internships, Flaunt It

Harvard Business

These are people returning to the workforce after a career break for child care, elder care, or other personal reasons by taking an internship like you might have had out of college or graduate school. Professional mid-career internships operate on the same principle as any other internship: they provide employees the opportunity to be evaluated on an actual work sample instead of a series of interviews by an employer that might want to hire them.

What to Do If There’s No Clear Career Path for You at Your Company

Harvard Business

These days, the culprit preventing many professionals from identifying a clear career path at their company is simply that one no longer exists. As Cathy Benko and Molly Anderson predicted in their 2010 book, we’ve gone from a corporate ladder to a Corporate Lattice , in which professionals’ career progress may only sometimes be linear — and often, may instead appear diagonal or horizontal. Career planning Professional transitions Digital Article

Career GPS is an Excellent Benchmarking Tool for HR Issues

The Practical Leader

Toronto-based Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has just released an excellent new “Career GPS” tool. An especially useful feature of HRPA’s approach is the tiered competencies: Level 1: Foundational: (early career level). When HR professionals operate at senior or advanced levels they become key executive team members in building leadership and organizational capacity. Go to Career GPS to check it out.

Avoiding The 5 Mistakes That Can End Your Leadership Career (before it even gets started)

Terry Starbucker

That was the bomb that nearly killed my leadership career, just as it was just getting started. It was an offer that came from my boss at the time (and the owner of the team), who had hired me 3 years earlier to be the VP of Operations of his cable TV company in Los Angeles. That was Mistake #1 on the road to near career killing. The post Avoiding The 5 Mistakes That Can End Your Leadership Career (before it even gets started) appeared first on Terry "Starbucker" St.

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Option B

Coaching Tip

As she grasped for answers, Facebook’s chief operating officer reached out to a business school professor. Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Health Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Personal Life Self-Awareness What is Women Work life Adam Grant chief operating officer Dave Goldberg died Facebook organizational psychology Sheryl Sandberg Silicon Valley SurveyMonkey Wharton School

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

Management is your day job; leadership is your career. One could say the same forMicrosoft when Bill Gates viewed himself as the visionary and Steve Ballmer was the operator. More recently Larry Page has shifted his role from co-creator at Google to CEO displacing Eric Schmidt in day-to-day operations. While it falls to the leader to think ahead and in doing so she will advance her career, too much focus on personal gain is not productive. Bye-bye career!

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How Military Veterans Can Turn Their Skills into a Corporate Career

Harvard Business

Transitioning from a military career to the corporate world can be a fraught process for the nearly 360,000 U.S. In addition to networking their way into new professional circles and learning new cultural mores, veterans have to face down the even more fundamental questions: what career will best suit them? “I felt very intimidated” by undergraduate classmates who had gone into more traditional corporate careers, he told me.

Google's Project Oxygen

Coaching Tip

What employees valued most were even-keeled bosses who made time for one-on-one meetings, who helped people puzzle through problems by asking questions, not dictating answers, and who took an interest in employees’ lives and careers. The starting point was that our best managers have teams that perform better , are retained better, are happier — they do everything better,” Laszlo Bock, Google's VP for "people operations" says. “So

It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

How many times in your career have you witnessed someone say, “that’s impossible – it simply can’t be done.” Innovation Leadership Operations & Strategy Success Innovation and leadership Leadership and Impossibility Leading Change leading innovation leading new projects Leading something new leading the impossibleBy Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Perhaps you’ve even been guilty of uttering such a phrase yourself.

Career Bankers Alone Can’t Solve the Financial Industry’s Problems

Harvard Business

Most think banks are part of an elite establishment that’s lost sight of the broader mission to serve customers and would prefer they operate more like nonprofits. Most of the leading financial institutions are still led by career bankers — in some cases the same people who led these institutions through the crisis. It no longer makes sense for banks to be run and operated exclusively by career bankers.

Because You Know Better

Let's Grow Leaders

What I do know for sure is that my rage had me operating out of the wrong side of my brain. Authenticity & Transparency Career & Learning Communication biggest career mistakes career derailers you know better I was pretty shocked by the reports of how Laura had acted in that impromptu encounter. Clearly I had to address the “rude and snarky attitude” but first I had to understand it. “Can you tell me what happened?,”

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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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Gutting the Talent Bench

Lead Change Blog

What is your organization’s claim to fame—operational excellence, customer intimacy or product leadership? If your focus is customer intimacy, do the employees who personally excel at operational excellence and product leadership feel engaged or disenfranchised in your workplace? Career Development Value Creation Workplace Issues Change Management coach creativity Innovation Leadership manage people management people management

Build a Career Worth Having

Harvard Business Review

Certainly factors like the sluggish economic recovery and stuck wages play a role, but I think the real answer is even more straightforward: It''s not clear how one designs a satisfying career in today''s professional culture, especially if lasting fulfillment (as opposed to salary maximization) is the goal. See your career as a series of stepping stones, not a linear trajectory. There''s an implicit view that careers are still linear. Career planning Managing yourself

Hire People with Common Sense and Good Critical Judgement

Great Leadership By Dan

The Key to Business and Career Success , I spoke about the importance of hiring people with common sense and good critical judgment because at some point, you want them to violate policy when it is in the company’s best interest to do so. I described an experience early in my career while serving as national sales manager for one of my company’s operating divisions. The Key to Business and Career Success.” career success common sense judgement Stan Silverman

Freelance Career Taking Off? Three Strategies You’ll Definitely Need

Strategy Driven

That said, it can also pose significant challenges if you find yourself unable to cope with the uptick in demand, as well as the increasing complexity that comes with becoming a larger operation. If your freelancing business is growing fast, you may be starting to think about hiring more people, and even asking questions about outsourcing. And that’s not a bad idea. A period of growth can be thrilling for a freelancer.

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. Now 13 years into my career, all of us will have to re-learn how to navigate recruiting during a severe global pandemic that is unprecedented in magnitude. Human Capital Leadership Management Executive Search human resources executive search CHRO Career Tips thriving Candidate Management

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If 2019 Was The Best Year Of Your Life, What Would Have To Happen?

Rich Gee Group

I will be SVP of Operations and increase my salary by 15%" or "I will launch a new line of products and increase my client base by 20%". Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Media Piece Quotations Social Media Uncategorized Ways & TipsTake a moment and imagine it's December 31, 2019. You're sitting back in your comfy leather chair, reading your favorite book, by the fireplace sipping hot chocolate. MMMMM.

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Getting There Early

Let's Grow Leaders

The big operations review was scheduled for 8am in our headquarters building across the street. I’ve used this technique more than once in my career to casually “bump into” an exec I needed to talk to on the way in to the building. A bit of strategic early can make a big difference in your career and your personal success. Career & Learning Energy & Engagement 7 ways to a more successful 2015 career success strategies early bird getting there early

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