Coach Your Own Career
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Nov, 2009
When we struggle in our career, we usually look outward. Maybe there is a book, TV show, or colleague who can tell us what to do. The truth is the answers you seek come from within. You can tap into outside sources for information or validation, but the true next steps usually come from you. It takes courage to have a career you are passionate about; a career you enjoy that makes a difference in the world. Seem like a lonel...
What’s Your Purpose?
by Harry Urschel - Nov, 2009
Ever spend much time thinking about that? What’s your purpose? What does that have to do with your job search or career? Everything! Do you find your purpose in your job, or in something outside of your career? What animates you from day-to-day? - Advancement in your career? - More money? - Ability to have more toys, nicer houses, cars, jewelry, or ‘stuff’? - Provide better for your family? - Provide value...
Leadership Strategies For Virtual Work Environments
by Beth Wellesley - Nov, 2009
According to the International Data Corporation, the mobile workforce in the United States, which has been the largest percentage of mobile workers in the world, is set to become 73% of the nation’s workforce by 2011. New strategies for managing a virtual workforce are required for leaders, which begins by embracing these competencies for their own development. Promoting Brilliance, Inc. recommends developing a new vision o...
If Money Were No Object, What Would You Do With Your Time?
by Kris Parfitt - Nov, 2009
I love this question because the possibilities are endless. To me not having to be concerned about money leads my imagination everywhere! I’d be a philanthropist and travel to remote places to see what projects are best funded to better the world. I’d be a National Geographic photographer. I’d row across the Atlantic. I’d work for a season at the Palmer Station in Antarctica. I’d live in Peru and study the Inca architecture to...
by Karen Burns - Nov, 2009
Must. Get. Power. The good kind, of course. Agreed? To that end, here are some ideas for (nonviolent) ways to acquire power vis a vis your job: 1. Only do work you really truly enjoy. You may be downtrodden, overworked, and put-upon, but you won’t care! (Much.) 2. Feel able to do the work. Avoids that icky helplessness feeling in the pit of your stomach. 3. Failing that, feel able to learn to do the work....
Public Speaking: Practice + Affirmation = Success
by Suzanne Bates - Nov, 2009
I’m often asked whether there is a formula for success in public speaking, and my response has always been, “practice.” Practice is the secret to becoming good and the antidote to fear. But I just had a personal experience that made me realize that practice is only one half of the formula. Ten thousand hours of preparation won’t prevent a meltdown if you’re walking around with stupid, idiotic thoughts in your head. Las...
Goals and Plans, Not Dreams, Lead To Career Success
by Ramon Greenwood - Nov, 2009
It’s very difficult --no, it's impossible-- to get there if we don’t know where we want to go. Do you know of anyone who disagrees with the common sense wisdom of setting a final destination and having a plan for the journey before beginning a trip? Then why do many of us act as if we can drift along day to day, thinking somehow we can achieve our dreams of career success without defined personal goals, as well as plans...
Is Your Brand the Ultimate Narcissism?
by Joshua Waldman - Nov, 2009
My grandmother, who is 86 this year, always told me that, “humility was for people who could afford it” and when I was 10, I “couldn’t afford it”. She wanted me to be more confident, brag a little bit. I’m sure she was just a proud grandma, and I love her for it. Now, only after years of corporate experience did I finally understand what she meant. Of the many cold hard facts of the work-world, one of them is, “You have...
by Nan S. Russell - Nov, 2009
Once upon a time, a prince and princess lived in stressful palace, surrounded by a stressful village, inside a stressful land. They knew it was stressful because everyone said it was. Their parents, the king and queen, worked from sunrise to sunset hearing issues from their kingdom, weighing the requests, and appropriating the collective harvest to the people of their land. The people also worked from sunrise to sunset, doi...
Office Politics Dos and Don'ts
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2009
DO - Set boundaries as to how you use various social networks (e.g. Facebook for personal, LinkedIn for professional) and make sure you communicate those boundaries so that feelings aren't hurt. DON'T let your boss and co-workers catch you chatting and playing with Facebook applications when you should be working. DO - Use your real name on Twitter to network with people you wouldn't have the chance to communicate with in...
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