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.

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

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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 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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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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L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and Your Career

Linked 2 Leadership

Emotional intelligence helps us manage stress, it is vital for enhanced co-operation and teamwork, and it helps us to learn in relationships. Studies have found that 67% of all competencies deemed essential for high performance are related to emotional intelligence. Leaders who score higher in emotional intelligence are more likely to be highly profitable in business. Infographic […].

The Magical Career Fairy Will Help You


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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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. 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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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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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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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.

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.

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

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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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.

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 – 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.

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

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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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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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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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

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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).

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

Leading Beyond

Coaching Tip

Transpersonal leaders operate beyond their egos. Leaders need to raise their level of consciousness to understand that they do have choices and that to be an excellent leader they need to operate beyond the ego. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life behaviors DNA emotional empathetic ethical intelligent leadership spiritual intelligence sustainability transpersonal

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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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.

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

Buzz Aldrin here and now

Coaching Tip

At issue are the operations of his private company, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, and his nonprofit Share-Space Foundation , overseen by his son and daughter, Andrew and Janice Aldrin. Career Current Affairs Leadership Personal Life Safety & Security Science Success Travel What is Work lifeBuzz Aldrin has walked on the moon and received the Distinguished Flying Cross in Korean War and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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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.

Self Awareness Through Coaching

Coaching Tip

According to a survey done by the International Coach Federation (ICF) , as of 2012, there were more than 15,000 life coaches operating in the U.S. Books Self-coaching guides for Career Women: Anne-Marie Slaughter: Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family. Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home . When Doing It All Won't Do: A self-coaching guide for career women. (ebook edition $0.99, Workbook Edition in paperback $13.41) .

The Top Five Career Regrets

Harvard Business Review

What do you regret most about your career? But judging from the scores of follow-up questions and the volume of post-lecture emails I received, a talk on career regret would have been the real bull's-eye. Here were the group's top five career regrets: 1.

If You Offer Mid-Career Internships, Flaunt It

Harvard Business Review

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. For recent graduates, a career break may be the furthest thing from your mind.