Archives for May 2008

Seven Ways to Create the Life You Want

  1. Keep work in perspective – remember how you left work on time in the summer?
  2. Change a routine task – develop a new process. Instead of handling your e-mails as you get them, set aside specific times during the day to respond. [Read more…]

Developing Your Leadership Skills

Leadership = Influence.

It is the art or process of influencing people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically. As human beings we all influence someone: parent to child, teacher to student, friend to friend, employer to employee, and coach to athlete. If you stop to think about it, the list is endless. [Read more…]

Use a Mentor to Achieve Career Success

Mentoring is a relationship that is established with someone who is an expert in their field. The mentor is usually older and more experienced than the mentee. The mentor shares their experiences, and the lessons they have learned. But the relationship benefits both the mentor and the mentee. The mentor benefits from the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills. The mentee receives career guidance and helpful career advice to prepare for the next level in their career. [Read more…]

Your Career in 2008 – Get a Fresh Start!

Have you thought about your career goals for 2008? What worked to years ago in planning and managing your career will not work for your career development in the 21st Century. Managing your career in the 21st Century requires preparation, career goal planning and career guidance and ensuring that your time is directed meaningfully. [Read more…]

Finding a New Job

The new realities of securing employment in today’s changing world require a new belief. Designing and planning your career, and taking a proactive, self-directed approach is the success formula.

The resume is a critical part to your career design. October issue of Recipes for Success we discussed resume writing; “Putting yourself on paper”. This month we will discuss “Ideas on finding a new job”. Finding a new job is not always easy, whether you are an executive or just starting out in your career. [Read more…]

Stuck In The Middle?

I recently surveyed my clients who are middle managers or in mid-career positions to see what they had in common. I discovered three common elements: most are in mid-life; their biggest challenges are balancing life and career; and they are using this stressful, pivotal time to reinvent themselves. [Read more…]

Are You Ready For A Career Change?

Are you unhappy at work? Tired and lacking energy and drive? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Studies in the US show that up to 70 percent of the workforce is unhappy with their job at any given time.

We all feel dissatisfied and frustrated with our jobs at times. So, how do you know when the feeling of dissatisfaction and frustration means it is time for a career change? [Read more…]

What’s Your Management Style?

In today’s highly competitive business environment managers face rapidly changing conditions, flatter organization, doing more with less. Managers are simultaneously a leader, a manager, and an administrator. Understanding your management style is a critical step towards making the adjustments and transitions this new role demands. [Read more…]

20 Ways to Advance Your Career

  1. Exceed expectations; deliver results on a or head of time.
  2. Manage your time effectively.
  3. Create a career plan with goals and training requirements. [Read more…]

What it takes to Manage your Career

Managing your career, just like managing your life, requires preparation and ensuring that your time is directed meaningfully. Don’t wait and see; make things happen. Just like athletes who prepare for the “big game”, or a marathon, designing your career requires goals, planning, work, and above all, commitment. Think of yourself as a Career Athlete. [Read more…]

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