Career Advice Blog
No process is ever perfect. Forward-thinking organizations and people understand this. They are constantly looking for ways to optimize. If you want to elevate your reputation and results at work, focus on improving your processes.
Working on “autopilot” can mean missing important details and opportunities, which can lead to bad decisions, wasted time and energy, and other (more disastrous) career consequences. If you’ve been sleepwalking through your workdays lately, this webinar will help re-engage your brain!
Recently, I’ve seen some discussion around the topic of the traditional two-week notice period given when you quit a job. Some folks are saying it’s no longer necessary. Some argue it is. So, as a career coach, I wanted to weigh in on the topic and offer my professional opinion. Simply put: YES,...
We can probably all agree: Business abbreviations are the worst! The professional development world is full of abbreviations too, and they can be just as confusing. PIP and PDP are two common abbreviations that cause a lot of confusion. Here’s what you need to know.
The working world is more complex today than ever before. With so many moving parts, one wrong move can create a wave of negative ripple impacts! Taking the time to understand the complexity that surrounds you will help provide clarity, which is essential for maintaining peak performance in the modern workplace.
It’s always surprising (though, at this point, it shouldn’t be) just how much people resist the idea that HR might be able to help in certain workplace situations. As a professional career coach, I feel strongly that we do ourselves and others a disservice when we blindly write off HR as being “the enemy.”
I am a big fan of documentation, especially in the workplace. I firmly believe that, when we put thoughts into words and commit them to “paper” (whether physical or digital), we make them more real. Whether journaling for personal development or professional, the act of writing is an important tool for self-discovery, growth and much more. It’s no surprise then that I recommend that everyone keep a work journal.
A growth mindset is important for resilience, adaptability, and overall success in life and work. Without it, you will likely struggle to deal with many aspects of life, including change and adversity—two common characteristics of today’s working world. This webinar will show you how to develop this essential mindset.
We have to invest our time, energy and attention into using tools and technology to support our time management. And ultimately, we want that to help us to be more productive. But if we’re not careful, we can actually experience diminishing or even negative returns on our investment.
I am a big believer in taking ownership of your career. That’s why I recommend that everyone create their own PDP, even if your manager or employer has created one for you.
In today’s ultra-busy workplace, many professionals harbor the unhealthy and unrealistic belief that they’re supposed to be ultra-productive 100% of the time. That’s just not possible. Believe me, I’ve tried!
I’ve come to believe that there’s a predictable 3-stage productivity cycle that takes place for everyone.
The discipline of planning serves us well, even if the plans we create are rarely implemented precisely. Nine times out of 10, we can’t follow the plans we create because of unexpected circumstances. But that doesn’t mean that we should completely abandon the process of planning, because the process of planning has benefits in and of itself, regardless of the actual plan.