career management

Can a Shift in Focus Really Make a Difference?

​Everyone is always looking for tips and tricks to move ahead in their career.  Why struggle to learn all these lessons on your own?  How can you leverage what someone else has learned and adapt it for yourself?  This article called the Top 10 Tips to Fast Track Your Career  by Talane Miedane offers some suggestions to leverage in your own career. I will highlight a few of them here: Strengthen Your Strengths – We used to focus so much on developing…
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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 Lead Q&A – 9/18/17

Client Question: “I really want to start my own business, but I am uncomfortable walking away from a steady paycheck.”  The world of how we do work is definitely changing.  People used to find a good company to work for and stay there until they retired.  It is now far more common for people to move around every 2-5 years.  Owning your own business is another option.  Many people just want to be their own boss, so they are now pursuing entrepreneurship…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 8/14/17

Client Question:  “How do you know that it is time to make a change on your team that may result in someone leaving the organization? It depends on the type of situation you are facing.  If the person is doing something really blatant that warrants their termination, then it is easier.  Get HR involved and talk to them about what occurred and move forward with a course of action.  However, it is the other situations where they are doing just…
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Do You Know Your Worth?

​I was reading Think Strategically About Your Career Development by Dorie Clark the other day.  All of her tips are really good, but the last one in her article got me thinking about external reputations.  She discusses the importance of developing an external reputation.  I wholeheartedly agree and have shared this same thinking with many people that I have mentored and coached over the years.  It does take some time to develop this, but it is so important.  You can join a professional organization,…
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