The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make
by Kathy Caprino - Feb, 2016
As a career coach and a career reinventer myself, I can confidently say that changing your career to something that is more suited to your values, needs, skills, and interests, is doable today, even in these tough economic times. But to switch careers effectively and achieve a positive outcome, you need four things: clarity, courage, confidence, and competence. Without these, you’ll most likely struggle hard and fail. Furthe...
 
  Win the Big Ones. Let Go of the Rest
by Marshall Goldsmith - Feb, 2016
The most common problem faced by the very successful executives I meet is wanting to win too much. Winning is, of course, not bad thing — quite the opposite. But the desire to win can become a problem, especially when the topic is meaningless or trivial. To gauge my clients’ “addiction to winning,” I present them with the following case study: You want to go to dinner at restaurant X. Your spouse, partner, or friend want...
 
  How Closing Your 3 Gaps - Beliefs, Values, and Time - Dramatically Improves Your Life and Work
by Kathy Caprino - Feb, 2016
Part of the series “Living and Working Better” Almost 10 years ago now, I embarked on a yearlong qualitative research study for my first book Breakdown, Breakthrough on how women experience what they perceive to be professional “crisis,” and how they overcome it. More than one hundred riveting personal interviews later, complete with intimate, revealing details on how professional women transform all aspects of their lives,...
 
  How To Get Back On Track After Working In A Job Outside Your Usual Career Path
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2016
Problematic situations. That is why most of our clients come looking for resume help. You are not alone! There are plenty of good reasons you may have left your career… Your spouse took a great job in a new city, and since you weren’t really ready to be single, you quit your job and went with. Or, you reached that point in your life where you wondered if maybe you could be a ________ (fill in the blank with that thing you a...
 
  12 Ways Project Management is Evolving According to Gartner
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2016
“The basic building blocks for digital services and products … have become so evolved, inexpensive, and ubiquitous, that they can be easily combined and recombined.” — The Economist, January 2014 As the data age marches on, IT and business become even further intertwined. Where do project managers fit in the radically new IT ecosystem that will be a reality by 2020? On his recent Project Management in 2020 webinar, Gartner...
 
  Do You Choose Your Arguments Wisely?
by Marshall Goldsmith - Feb, 2016
The #1 bad habit of successful people is winning too much. It is easily the most common behavioral problem I observe in successful people. You might think this is okay. How can winning too much be a problem? Isn’t winning too much why people are successful? No, not really, it’s oftentimes in spite of it. Winning too much is the #1 challenge for many of us, because it underlies nearly every other behavioral problem. For inst...
 
  Engaged employees get things done. See 8 tips for re-engaging your team.
by Beverly Jones - Feb, 2016
It's well understood that upbeat and highly motivated employees achieve more than their negative, disgruntled peers. Recognizing the link between attitude and job performance, human resources experts used to talk a lot about the need to enhance "employee morale" and build "job satisfaction." In recent years, however, the buzz has been all about increasing productivity and innovation by promoting "employee engagement." Defi...
 
  How Companies Like Uber, Facebook, and Salesforce Engage in Team-Building (It's Not What You Think)
by Kathy Caprino - Feb, 2016
Part of the series “Creativity at Work” Before I owned my own coaching business, I was in the corporate arena as a director and VP, focused on marketing and product development. In every company I worked for, every once in a while, we’d be asked to engage in some form of “team-building” – from a few days away from the office in a place like Las Vegas (complete with dinners out, casinos and a Cirque Du Soleil performance), t...
 
  Are You Ready For Industry 4.0?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2016
The next phase of manufacturing will be all about information technology. Which of these trends will have the most profound impact on your work? Industry 4.0 is the brainchild of the German government and describes the next phase in manufacturing, known as the post information revolution. I came across a great primer from Boston Consulting Group that neatly describes the nine pillars of technological advancement that underp...
 
  Meet The Employers Who Are Seeking You Out
by Linda Dobogai - Feb, 2016
Wouldn’t it be wonderful that if instead of having to chase down job opportunities, you could just get a large number of employers together in one room that are eager to meet you? Actually this scenario is very real and occurs frequently in the form of job fairs. Each year thousands of people take advantage of this short-cut to talk directly to recruiters about their job interests, skills, and backgrounds. Even though often...
 
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