Balance your Workload on High-Visible Projects

Career Advancement

She was striving to increase her visibility by taking on high-profile projects. She’d taken on two new projects that made up nearly half of her workload. You definitely don’t want to sacrifice your performance in your current job to your high-profile projects. Career Advancemen

5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. The post 5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Are You Killing Your Career?

Rich Gee Group

And this employee/object will remain at rest (meaning - no movement - no raises, no promotions, no new projects, no GROWTH) until "a sum of physical forces" are acted upon it. And don’t ask for the ‘same old stuff’ — ask for more complex work and projects that will expose you to new people.

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Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality. His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Maybe he can teach them a trick or two? Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Professional kettle-stirrer. Writer.

KidPower 2015 Earth Day Project – Coaching Kids to Lead

Lead Change Blog

Fifteen years ago, I reinvented myself and started a new career in faith-based social services. COI kids will be participating in this joint project with fourth graders at Hollywood Central Elementary School and the children at the Light of Future School #1 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

How to JumpStart Your Leadership Career

Lead Change Blog

A leadership career isn’t like a regular career. A true leader will be the first to tackle a difficult project and invite everyone to help. Leadership Development business leadership Career Leadership Success Starting

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Stop Procrastination Overcome the Career-Limiting Habit

Career Advancement

“Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” – Gene Hayden César had just accepted a promotion, and somehow he was always rushing when it came to finishing important projects. Causing you to rush on important projects.

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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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Tips To Improve Your Business and Project Management Skills

Strategy Driven

If you want a corporate career as a business manager or a project manager, you are aware that meeting and exceeding goals and objectives are key to your success. They need dedication and time on your part and a focused guidance to help you achieve your career goal.

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wikipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Lack of Project Sponsorship.

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

In today’s business environment, project managers are now recognized for their critical role in keeping essential business functions running smoothly. As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills.

Ask Rich Gee: Career Questions From Quora.

Rich Gee Group

Here are some of my best answers to great questions concerning people’s careers: What is more difficult in the long run, working for a company or running your own business? Where on their resumes might long-term unemployed job candidates address their current career gaps?

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What Wickipedia Can’t Tell You About Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects are one of the very best forms of leadership development. If you have no idea what an action learning project is, Wickipedia actually does a pretty good job of describing it. Lack of Project Sponsorship.

Project Management Warning Flag 1 – Unfunded Activities

Strategy Driven

Managing a project to an on-time, on-budget completion has become increasingly difficult in the ‘do more with less’ reality of today’s business world. But what many project managers fail to realize is that their project is doomed from the start.

Why Do Good Projects Go Bad?

Strategy Driven

‘Why do good projects go bad?’ – This seems to be a question a lot of project managers end up asking themselves. This blog post presents some of the most common project management mistakes made by companies all over the world. Projects change all of the time.

Four Ways to Break Career Stagnation

Career Advancement

As Aaron took stock of his career he decided to combat the stagnation. He wrote a weekly message updating management on the projects he was working on. This is a great time to discuss your concerns about your career stagnation. He sees his career stagnation breaking apart.

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Google's Project Oxygen

Coaching Tip

But the key question is: Will Project Oxygen help a grown-up Google get its start-up mojo back? 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. PROJECT OXYGEN started with some basic assumptions. Google clearly hopes to recapture some of the nimbleness and innovative spirit of its early years.

Live-Webinar (free)—Fierce Listening: The Key to Leadership and Career Success

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Career Challenging Conversations Emerging Leaders First Time Manager Series Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leading Change Product Management Project Management Self-Development Think Differently Developing as a Listener Fierce Listening Listening and Leadership Listening Skills

9 Career Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Sooner

Let's Grow Leaders

But, sadly, most of my career lessons I learned the hard way. Today I share my biggest career lessons- learned from years of angst and my fair share of stupidity. 9 Career Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Sooner. I’m sure many someones warned me and share their wisdom.

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Are You A Pilot Or Passenger In Your Career?

Rich Gee Group

Start taking control of your life and career. Turn off the career cruise control and direct your life. CHALLENGE #2: Take a moment and think of one simple, crazy change you can make to your career or business. The post Are You A Pilot Or Passenger In Your Career?

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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? Gaining job visibility is vital to career success at work. Send weekly updates on your projects.

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How to Propel Your Career in 10 Minutes

Great Leadership By Dan

But what about career management? There’s a well-publicized notion that professionals spend more time planning a vacation than planning for their careers. Here are nine simple strategies to actively manage your career in less than ten minutes a day: Stay active on LinkedIn.

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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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How Safe Is Your Career Today?

Rich Gee Group

Today, work is weird, complex, and ever-changing — but you have the talent and tools to take advantage of this situation and grow your career. Past and present contacts, colleagues and friends are the lifeblood of any career (“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”).

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Live-Webinar (free)—Fierce Listening: The Key to Leadership and Career Success

Art Petty

Join us for a great session on a career and leadership critical topic: strengthening as a listener. central on 5/21 with Fierce Listening: The Key to Leadership and Career Success. We're live-online at 11:00 a.m.

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? Recently, I wondered what other career advice experts would add to the conversation about what’s vital for career growth.

7 Top Tips For Progressing Your Career

Strategy Driven

Are you an ambitious person who is determined to achieve higher and progress your career quickly? To ensure your career progression is constantly moving forward, you should endeavor to take on as much responsibility as possible.

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Industries That Provide Stable Careers

Strategy Driven

But you probably want to pursue a career path in an industry that can provide a stable long-term job. The property market provides a very stable landscape for anybody looking to build a long-term career. It’s a career that can earn you a substantial income.

25 Career Options in Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Interested in a career in leadership development? Project Manager : m anages large, complex organizational leadership development programs and systems. careers roles leadership development jobs

How Conduct a Remarkably Better Post-Mortem Review

Let's Grow Leaders

Ditch the Post-Mortem and Hold a Post-Project Celebration If you’re like most managers we talk with, you know the importance of post-mortem reviews. But unless your project ends in disaster, it’s easy to skip the review and move on to the next […].

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Why Career Progression Starts with Self-Improvement

Strategy Driven

However, to successfully improve your career, you’ll need to adapt a new approach and attitude. You might want to volunteer for new projects or get advice on how to secure more qualifications. You just finished reading Why Career Progression Starts with Self-Improvement !

15 Timeless Work Habits for Career Success

Great Leadership By Dan

I’ve learned these lessons through over 30 years of hard knocks, and have made a career out of helping others be successful. Don’t be one of those people, and you’ll have a long and satisfying career. In order to do that, look for “resume building” projects or challenges. Always look for projects where you can stretch and learn, bosses that you can learn from, opportunities to get feedback, and have a healthy appetite for new knowledge and best practices.

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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. I love the career fairy!

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3 Ways to Further Your Business Career

Strategy Driven

Are you ready to take your business career to a whole new level? Check out the three ways to go about doing so below and get ready to enjoy the perks of an exciting career in the ever-changing world of business. Dive into a New Project.

Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices I love project management as a subject not only because it gets so much work done, but also because project management manifests how people operate.

Leaders: Know Your Direct Reports’ Career Experiences and Aspirations

Michael Lee Stallard

#42 Know Your Direct Reports’ Career Experiences/Aspirations – Ask your direct reports about their prior work experiences, and what they liked and didn’t like about those experiences. These actions may include job or project assignments, coaching or mentoring, or training.

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6 Big Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future 

Lead from Within

There are, however, some mistakes that are so damaging they amount to career sabotage. I am sure you can see how this would derail a successful career. If you don’t have a life, you don’t have a career.

Top Careers for HR Professionals to Pursue

HR Digest

Are you seeking career growth in human resources? Here we have listed top careers for HR professionals to help you carve a niche in the industry you desire. If you want to follow a career in human resources, there are many options open to you. Careers for HR Professionals .

How to Bag the Best Acting Projects

Strategy Driven

So, if you want your acting career to begin on the right note, an education in acting is extremely important. Consider working Part-Time: The bottom line for any career to take off on the right note is your ability to sustain the same energy.

Why I Bailed on My STEM Career

Change Starts Here

Because I had high potential for an engineering career, and I left it. Today I saw an article that said that women leave STEM careers because they don’t see room for advancement. Ultimately, I left my STEM career because I found something else that I loved more.

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Best Career Advice For An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. Sometimes it was through company organized volunteer projects. Careers Corporate Culture Culture Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Workplace Culture

7 Presentation Strategies to Skyrocket Your Career

Strategy Driven

Whether it’s a team meeting, monthly update, a new initiative or project briefing there will be moments when everything you say and the way you say it matters. You just finished reading 7 Presentation Strategies to Skyrocket Your Career !

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Best Leadership Advice From My Career

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. Sometimes it was through company organized volunteer projects.