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.

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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

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? Making good connections is so important to career advancement. I know, who has time for reading with a career, right?

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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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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. 5 Ways You’re Sabatoging Your Career.

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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. But you also have your work experience to consider, and this can often play heavily into making your career work for you too. If you are looking to change career fields, this can also be relevant to you too.

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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. Nevertheless, I pressed on without making much note of this to my boss, since he had tattooed on my brain the fact that the budget was “immutable” That was Mistake #1 on the road to near career killing.

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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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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. You’re moving on up.

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5 Steps To A Running A Better Business

Strategy Driven

Being a business owner is a great career to have, but the position can also be stressful and overwhelming at times. The five steps below will give you more insight into what you can be doing on a regular basis to improve your office environment and run a smoother operation overall.

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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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.

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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.

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. Bye-bye career! By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth.

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The Big Picture of Business – Each Role Matters. The Value of Support Staff

Strategy Driven

Some performers made careers as supporting players. Back characters on TV shows included restaurant and bar operators, where the stars went top relax. Learn to pace and be in the chosen career for the long-run. Every person in the company matters to its success.

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.” By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Perhaps you’ve even been guilty of uttering such a phrase yourself.

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.

The Big Picture of Business – Entrepreneurs’ Guideposts to Real Business Success

Strategy Driven

Make an equitable blend of ambition and desire: Fine-tuning one’s career is an admirable and necessary process. This premise also holds true for each corporate operating unit and department. There are many romantic notions about entrepreneurship. There are many misconceptions.

The Big Picture of Business – Pave and Refine the Company Way, Corporate Culture

Strategy Driven

A career is all about devoting resources to amplifying talents and abilities, with relevancy toward a viable end result. Do successful corporations operate without a strategy-vision? The same analogies apply to personal lives, careers and Body of Work.

Mentoring and Lifelong Learning

Strategy Driven

I have had many excellent ones in my long career and have in turn mentored hundreds of others. The mentor becomes a role model, offering insights about their own life-career. The mentor stands for mentees throughout their careers and celebrates their successes.

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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

What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

At this stage of my career I tend to look at the nature of the engagement more than I do my rate schedule. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Are you shooting yourself in the foot with your pricing strategy? How much is your time worth?

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The Big Picture of Business – Cut the Weeds: Focus on Priorities and Strategy, Avoid the Time Zappers

Strategy Driven

What types of ‘wild goose chases’ have you pursued in your networking career? One of the by-products of being high-profile is that you get hangers-on. Most mean well and want to associate with someone successful. Some are groupies, and some are outright users.

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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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

The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

Strategy Driven

The wise employee has the building of knowledge a part of their career path… sharing with others what we most recently and most effectively learn.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

In it, Bogey reprised the 1930’s Broadway hit and movie that launched his career. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood.

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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.

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The Big Picture of Business – Becoming a Legend

Strategy Driven

The art with which we build our careers and our legacy is a journey that benefits many others along the way. Understands that careers evolve. As an integrated process of life skills, career has its place. Are you a legend? Do you admire people who went the distance?

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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Craft a Sustainable Career

Harvard Business Review

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Economic stagnation and unequal access to opportunity keep a sustainable career out of reach of many. However, there are steps you can take to maximize your chances of enjoying sustainable career success over the long term.

Build a Career Worth Having

Harvard Business Review

Based on our conversations with over 12,000 professionals and hundreds of hiring managers, we''ve gained insights into what''s lacking in the traditional approach to career planning, and how professionals can create careers with an ongoing sense of purpose.

Planning Your Post-Retirement Career

Harvard Business Review

Career Transitions. Leaving a Stable Job to Create Your Dream Career. Perhaps you could choose a job that only operates for a portion of the year and allows flexibility the rest of the time (such as being a teacher or university instructor).

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? 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.

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

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

Harvard Business Review

These days, the culprit preventing many professionals from identifying a clear career path at their company is simply that one no longer exists. In my book Reinventing You , I profiled a management consultant named Joanne Chang who reinvented herself into a successful career as a chef.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Operations are sound, professional and productive. You offer a promising career and future for people with ideas and talent. Learn to pace and be in the chosen career for the long-run. Every company has stakeholders, though a few with their own proprietary interests chart the course in their own vision, or lack thereof. Within every corporate and organizational structure, there is a stair-step ladder.

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

How Agile Are You?

Rich Gee Group

Developed by military strategist and United States Air Force Colonel John Boyd, the OODA Loop was applied to the combat operations process, often at the strategic level in military operations. “50% of occupations in corporations today will no longer exist by 2025.”

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

In it, Bogey reprised the 1930’s Broadway hit and movie that launched his career. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood.

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Business Is Bad? Yes. It’s YOU.

Rich Gee Group

And to top it off, they have no technical experience to operate their own machines. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Media Piece Quotations Social Media Ways & Tips Business Business Cards Excuses Laptop Presentation Rocket Science Website

Freelancers – Why Coworking Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

Survive Your Promotion

Before the recent tremendous growth of coworking , freelancers and independent workers mainly operated out of their homes. Career Inspiration Coworking Freelance Home office Hot Desking Independent Worker

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