Do you live for the weekends? Do you hate Monday mornings? Are you majorly stuck in a rut or in a job you hate? You may not even hate your job but you just know that you are so much better than what you are doing right now and you want a bigger challenge.
In the … Read More »
You’ve put in a lot of effort to master the “hard skills” that your job requires. Maybe you’re a pro when it comes to technical troubleshooting, or perhaps you’re a wizard with spreadsheets. Or maybe you can write a successful press release with one hand tied behind your back.
“Hard skills” are technical or administrative procedures … Read More »
With the holidays coming up, we’re faced with that age-old question: What gifts should I get for my co-workers, and is it even appropriate to give out gifts at work? And if you work in a government position, you’ve also got to take into account the regulations laid out by the government Employee Standards of … Read More »
A couple of years ago, I had the privilege to attend a significant gathering of regional leaders from across Southern California. The guests included members of Congress, the State legislature, regional and locally-elected officials, and scores of leaders of California industry.
The keynote speaker of the evening was former Secretary of State and Four-Star General Colin … Read More »
Over the last fifteen years, I have heard much about how retiring baby-boomers need to find a way to attract new people to leadership positions. I remember having conversations about the problem with a NC League of Municipalities representative while I served as a manager in Laurinburg, NC. Around this time, many in the profession seemed to … Read More »
When is the last time you set aside time to reflect and plan for your OWN career development? Can’t remember? Been too long?
Well, maybe this fun fact from the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) will give you that needed nudge. According to CLC, the use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) increases the effectiveness of leadership development … Read More »
In Part I of this article, “To Move or Not to Move,” we talked about spicing up your career to build depth and expand knowledge of your organization. Part II offers five suggestions once you have decided it is time to move on.
Have you done everything you can to spice up your career in your … Read More »
Although the recovery is benefitting many sectors of our economy, organizations find that simply throwing money at high performers turns out to be an ineffective means of retaining top talent. Money rarely ranks at the top of “why I love my job” list. As competition for stellar employees and executives grows increasingly fierce, many organizations … Read More »
Do you really see yourself the way a potential employer sees you? It is very difficult to see yourself clearly and a resume that you put together by yourself will only show the things you see, not all that is really there. A professional resume service, on the other hand, can open your eyes to … Read More »
In order to love your job, you have to love ALL of the components of the job, and not JUST the job itself. Let me explain…
In order for a job to be perfectly suited for you, it has to be perfectly suited in many ways. You have to have a wonderful boss in a wonderful … Read More »