career change

Monday Morning Leadership Q & A – 10/2/17

Client Question: “How do you have the conversation with your manager about being ready for the next step in your career?”   These are important conversations to have so that everyone is on the same page.  Sharing your career plan with your manager is a key step to ensure that they are aligned with your next step.  This should ideally be a conversation that takes place when you are ready and not wait until your year-end review.  Sharing your career…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 9/25/17

Client Question: “What can I do to learn if a company is a good fit for me as I am searching for a new job?”​​ Start off by looking at the website called Glassdoor. It offers the ability for ratings and feedback to be captured from current and past employees. It will give you a sense of what the culture is like, how the CEO is rated and potentially some salary information. Be mindful that there could be some feedback…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 8/7/17

  Client Question:  “I really want to start a new career, but I feel like I am too old .  Is it too late for me to do this now?” That is a big fat NO!  It is never too late to do something new if that is what you want.  I am a prime example of someone who took on a new career later in life and I know so many others who are doing the same thing.   It…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 6/5/17

Monday Morning Leadership

Client Question: “I am interested in moving to a different area of my organization. What are some steps that I should do to make this happen? The first step is to connect with some of the people who already work in that area. This is more of a knowledge exchange to find out about the area and share information about yourself. You can say that you are exploring multiple areas of the company to learn more about them. • Identify…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 5/15/17

Monday Morning Leadership

  Client Question: “How do you know that it is time to leave your company?” Two different people asked me this question this week. The answer can be different for everyone depending on their circumstances. In general, there are things that happen that cause you to be unhappy with your current situation. So what does that mean? The answers for this may vary, but I think of it in terms of a pain threshold. How much pain are you willing…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 4/28/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes:  creating a personal breakthrough, assume positive intent in others, the power of networking, keys to success, ways to restore your confidence, managing organizational change from three perspectives: the impacted employee, the leader of the team and the organization itself   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes   What You Must Do To Create A Personal Breakthrough by Tim Denning http://buff.ly/2oK3EQy  A breakthrough is something that changes the course of your life going…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 4/24/17

Monday Morning Leadership

Today’s Client Question: “My company is going to go through a major acquisition. I don’t know if my job will be impacted at this point. How do I move past my fear of this change?” Change is something that everyone deals with at one time or another. There are minor things that happen and you can generally get through those changes with no issue. When something major happens at your job though, it can completely unsettle you and cause you…
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Are you in a career that you love?  If not, then you need to read this now!

​I wrote an article back in September 2016 on having an “accidental career.”   You can read the post here.  I know that was a true statement for me and it happens for a lot of people.  You are so busy going through the day to day motions of your job, that you don’t realize it.   This is especially true in corporate roles where your management sees potential in you and moves you to another role that needs your help.  Sure,…
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What are you waiting for? Ask for what you want!

                  The beginning of the year is the time of the year to clean the slate and try new things.   What things have you been thinking about, but haven’t put into action yet?   What is holding you back?  So many people that I work with have a lot of dreams and aspirations for change to occur, but are hesitant to try.   So let’s clean the slate and try a new approach. Write…
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Can changing your job make you happy?

 How many of you have thought about changing jobs or looking for a whole new career?  I think that we all consider it when we are having a bad day, but how many people actually do it?   I will share with you a bit about my story.  I worked at the same company for 20+ years and had created a good reputation for getting things done, bringing teams together and as a leader who was a good people developer.  I…
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