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 threw himself into the process of setting up a home office and working on the details of the software he planned to launch.

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Business Hacks to Get Your Career Soaring

Lead Change Blog

Have you ever felt lost under the sea of career advice thrown at you? Prepare as much as you can for failures and successes alike and always have a plan B. Develop the habit of documenting every step of your career path. These reasons will motivate you towards achieving your business goals in your career path. While trying to advance your career in business, it is imperative to create milestones as stepping stones towards your business goals.

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How to (not) plan your career


learned the hard way how to plan my career by not planning. There are some things you can do to fast-forward your own quest for the perfect career without planning it out in minute detail (which might cause you to miss the perfect opportunity). Know what’s important to you: Knowing what you value helps you to make decisions about career choices. These things are the beginning of your journey to find a career that fulfills you.

Are You Killing Your Career?

Rich Gee Group

Make a plan — add steps, activities, and tasks. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching TipYou’re probably familiar with Newton's First Law of Motion — “An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by a sum of physical forces.” This is the behavior of an average employee at work today. As long as they have a job, they usually won't take any risks, cause any controversy, or raise their hand at a meeting to disagree or propose a new idea.

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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. Most entrepreneurs never went to college, and most did not start their companies until they were well along in their careers. What these high-tech startups have in common with all other entrepreneurs is that they don’t follow a business plan.

Rethinking your plan for your leadership career


I never put much time into mapping out my career. I’ve had a long, rich (and unusual) career in a number of disciplines unrelated to biology, without ever mapping out my career path in detail. On the other hand, many of the leaders I know have gazed into their crystal balls and mapped out their careers decades ahead of where they are now, and in great detail. This makes career planning in great detail irrelevant. How do you plan for flexibility?

Now Is The Time To Plan For 2020.

Rich Gee Group

December is the perfect time to start laying out your plans for the new year. Answer these questions (I will break out each section for business owners and corporate executives to make your planning a better fit for your profession): 1. Looking back gives you a great foundation to start planning for 2020. Don't wait until January to start your planning. C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips

Get Promoted at Work | Your 10-Point Plan

Career Advancement

Devise a plan for getting to know key decision-makers who determine who gets a promotion. If you want to inspire your employees to take the reins in their careers, a motivational speech on proven strategies for getting ahead at work can help them reach the next level. They’ll achieve a more fulfilling career, and you’ll have a new generation of star leaders. Want to revamp your own plan for promotion—or need some guidance on getting started? Career Advancement

Managers: What’s Your Plan B?

Lead Change Blog

Others, full of optimism, forge ahead with gusto, experience meteoric success, and later face a precipitous change in fortune due to a circumstance that could have been planned for. For career and business success, it’s worth pursuing a middle ground—one where we take calculated risks but have a fallback strategy in case Plan A craters. I found myself wondering if better contingency planning could have mitigated the damage. Some people miss out on life’s opportunities.

How to JumpStart Your Leadership Career

Lead Change Blog

A leadership career isn’t like a regular career. Tell us about your own leadership journey, and how you plan to start building your influence where you work. Leadership Development business leadership Career Leadership Success StartingYou 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.

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2016 May Be Your Year For A New Career

Lead Change Blog

What if 2016 is your year for a new career? New Career Skills. Fearless exploring is the most important new-career skill you can have. Clarity on these three elements (saving the last for last) is where my clients find they need the most support in order to leverage their experience and knowledge into a new career. When you are looking ahead at starting a new career, you will need to answers to these questions: How do you come across to people?

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Are You Falling for the Myth of "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail"?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dr. Gleb Tsipursky: You probably heard the advice for entrepreneurs that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Making plans is important, but our gut reaction is to plan for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high likelihood that things will go wrong. A much better phrase is “failing to plan for problems is planning to fail.” To address the very high likelihood that problems will crop up, you need to plan for contingencies.

Stop Procrastination Overcome the Career-Limiting Habit

Career Advancement

Is procrastination negatively affecting your own life and career in these ways? Tell one of your coworkers what you plan to work on that day. Contact him today for expert insight on the key changes you need to make to advance in your career. Career Development Real Leaders, Real Stories Work Productivity Work-Life Balance Workplace Issues

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How To Write a Professional Development Plan

Strategy Driven

First, you have to create a systematic development plan that helps you focus on every aspect of your job. Then, you can take action and put the plan in motion. In this article, you’ll learn how to create a step-by-step plan to develop your individual skills or to better the whole team.

Career Reinvention Journal—Moving Beyond Fear

Management Excellence

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4 Career Options in the Medical Field

Strategy Driven

With a career in the fast-paced medical field, you can earn a great living and make a difference in the world. As a nurse, you can choose several different career paths. You can even pursue a career as a chief nursing officer.

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. Learn from the present while planning for the future. Make sure the most current information and trends are reflected in your strategic planning.

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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. In The Right—and Wrong—Stuff , Carter Cast shares with us the turning point in his career at PepsiCo. The second most common career stopper right behind poor interpersonal skills is difficulty adapting to change.

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How to Create Your Own Career Luck

Harvard Business

Managing yourself Networking Communication Career planning Digital ArticleIt’s all about nurturing serendipity.

5 Ways to Build Career Resiliency

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s not […] The post 5 Ways to Build Career Resiliency appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. accountability Callings Change Conflict Creativity energy Planning career disappointment failing job loss laid off recovery resiliency Bad things happen to good people. Karma doesn’t always show up in time. Even good people may find that the knife in their back sports their own fingerprints.

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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. And many of them are shocked, but the truth is, succession planning takes time and development; and if you want to grow leaders you have to groom and grow them, it doesn’t happen overnight. So if you are wondering how to start planning for your succession, this is how.

7 Ways Overconfidence is Sabotoging Your Career

Let's Grow Leaders

” Confidence without humility will sabotage your career. 7 Ways Overconfidence Will Sabotage Your Career. You’ve Got No Plan B. You’re so confident you’re on the fast track, you stop networking or creating contingency plans. Never take your career path for granted. When you think you know what to do, it’s easy to ignore data that doesn’t fit your plan. Career & Learning career sabatoging moves overconfident leader

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A 5 Step Action Plan to Require of Colleges.

Rich Gee Group

Texas A&M just announced their plan to be open in the fall with their fill of students on campus and a plan to play football games in front of packed crowds. The colleges will spend more time dodging, defending, and deferring than planning, preparing, and adjusting. It also gives the colleges a stepping-stone year to prepare and plan for the new-normal college environment that lies ahead. Step # 5- A 5-Year Plan, a 3-phase approach Phase 1.

Public Sector Careers

Harvard Business

Government Leadership Influence Career planning AudioDear HBR: answers your questions with the help of Kellogg School professor Bernie Banks.

What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career (Part One)

Lead Change Blog

I’m blessed enough to get the opportunity to speak at universities all over the country and the question I’m most often asked by students is, “What do you know now that you wish you knew, back then, when you started your career?”. Here are eight of the things I say; tomorrow I will share seven more: You Own Your Career. Early in my career I was doing too much assuming and not enough asserting. This is the key to having a truly meaningful, fulfilling career – and life.

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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). Development Actions: This section is the heart of the development plan. Mentors are often other managers, sometimes 1-2 levels above the employee’s manager, who can provide career advice and assistance. development goals free template IDP individual development plan leadership development plan

8 Ways to Refresh Your Career in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re neck-deep in planning and goal setting. If you’re a people manager, you’re likely meeting with your team to establish performance agreements and developmental plans. 8 Ways to Refresh Your Career in the New Year. The new year is the perfect time to step back and take some tangible actions to invest in your career. How would your career (and life) improve if this were the year you got past it? Then tell someone about your plan.

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Women’s Career Trajectories Can Be a Model for an Aging Workforce

Harvard Business

The two-phase career is taking on a new shape. Gender Generational issues Career planning Digital Article

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. Since she wanted to get a great return for her investment, Patrice carefully outlined a strategy for planning the training. Along with motivation, they deliver a plan of action that directly impacts the bottom line.

What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career (Part Two)

Lead Change Blog

In yesterday’s post , I shared eight things I know now, that I wish I had known when I had started my career. Being agile and ready to bend and adapt to changing circumstances is an absolutely vital skill set to develop if you want to have a career that’s as frustration free as possible. If there’s one set of undeniable truths that I’ve seen over and over in my career, it’s that perseverance pays and resiliency rewards. Self Leadership Career Planning goals Leadership

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Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While this is understandable, it is nonetheless naive, and it constitutes a major flaw in the business logic of most strategic plans. This is so much the case that the most often overlooked aspect of strategic planning is adequately addressing contingencies as part of the planning process. Smart leaders view obstacles as a constant rather than a variable, and incorporate that thinking into their planning.

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&# ? There might be a time when you need to resort to “Plan B&#. What is “Plan B&# ? It’s that time of your career when you realize that it’s time to change, to make a move, to take ACTION.

Is It Better to Have a Life Plan or a Life Philosophy?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Self Leadership [link] Much has been written about the importance of a life plan. Life plans without a life philosophy will not survive in the long haul. Life plans set a direction and key objectives [.]. Career Development Self Leadership life philosophy life plan Self Development self leadershipEven more has been written and promoted about steps to develop one. All of this is positive, but is it the right approach?

How to Reimagine the Second Half of Your Career

Harvard Business

Career planning Professional transitions Digital ArticleYou’re not done growing.

Why you need a Life Plan

Lead on Purpose

Oliver Wendell Holmes Are you drifting in your career or your life? Do you have unmet … Continue reading → Leadership Trust attitude Daniel Harkavy drift focus goals life plan Michael HyattTo reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Five tips for career growth

Lead on Purpose

The people whose careers seem to grow the fastest follow similar patterns of behavior. They take charge of their career and accept full responsibility for their growth. The following five actions will help accelerate your career growth: Improve skills and knowledge: Instead of hunkering down in your current state, take specific actions to improve your skills. The Product Management Perspective: Career growth is important to every product manager I know.

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Career Crossroads

Harvard Business

Are you weighing the trade-offs of a big career decision? They talk through what to do when you want to transition from individual contributor to management, you’re mulling over a more senior role at a smaller organization, or you’re having doubts about staying on a high-pressure career track. Career planning Professional transitions Psychology Managing yourself Audio

What a Success Plan Is (and Isn’t)

Great Leadership By Dan

So, it makes sense that we as leaders would want to create a success plan for our people. A success plan is much more than an annual performance review. What Is a Success Plan? Why should they have to wait for their next performance review to have a dialogue with me about their dreams, their success plans, or their jobs? I redefined the whole notion of a success plan. To be successful at success planning you have to know the full person.

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. My life plan system is comprised of four areas: Create A Purpose Statement. You need to be resilient and stick to the plan.

Four Ways to Break Career Stagnation

Career Advancement

As Aaron took stock of his career he decided to combat the stagnation. This is a great time to discuss your concerns about your career stagnation. Meetings with your boss can help you formulate a plan for your transition into the next step of your career. He sees his career stagnation breaking apart. He can give you individualized help and support to move your career to the next level. Talkback: How have you pushed back against career stagnation?

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Your Career is Your Responsibility

Nathan Magnuson

I’ve been thinking about career selection and management a lot recently. When I’m asked how I landed where I am, I’m quick to reply that I wouldn’t wish my career path on anyone but I sure do love where I am now. So what does career management have to do with leadership? Here’s some of the best conventional wisdom I use with myself and others when it comes to charting out a career path – or just making a change.

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Sales by Objectives (SBO): Sales Planning

Coaching Tip

Many of you may consider sales planning as something that is forced on you from headquarters as "Filling out forms to satisfy the home office".and In many organizations, typically what happens is this.every year you are asked for your sales plan for the coming year by a certain date. The same is true of what people typically refer to as strategic planning (very narrow and well defined plans or "road maps" for achieving a company's mission over a 5/10 year period).

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. Holding Career Conversations. Miller of The People Equation brings us Career Conversations: Leaders, Are You Getting It Right. Jennifer encourages leaders to give some thought to career conversations they have with their team. Too little thought and planning can lead to not only an unproductive meeting, but potential loss of a star performer.

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