Career Advice Blog
How to Manage Constantly Shifting Priorities
In the modern working world, it’s pretty much a given that you’re going to have to deal with constantly shifting priorities. Nobody likes it, but it’s really a consequence of the constantly changing environment that we all have to operate within. But just because it’s expected, doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re struggling to navigate ever-changing priorities, I have some tips that may help.
Shifting the Mindset Around Learning at Work
Many people have had bad experiences with workplace training, which has led them to be resistant. That can be a problem if you want to engage in training for yourself or your team, and you’d like your organization to support it financially. If the mere idea of training makes people bristle, you have an uphill battle. Here are some of the most prevalent negative mindsets I’ve encountered about learning in the workplace and some thoughts on how we can help shift them.
How to Track Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to Maintain Professional Certifications
Continuing Education Units (or CEUs) are often required to maintain professional certifications. If you’ve dedicated the time, energy, and attention necessary to obtain your certification, you certainly don’t want to lose it because you didn’t keep up with the requirements. In most cases, if you fail to meet the CEU requirements, you’ll have to requalify for the certification, which may include taking another exam. To avoid that kind of unnecessary stress, it’s important to properly manage and track your continuing education requirements.
Transitioning from Time Management to Time Leadership
As a productivity enthusiast, I have long found many traditional concepts of “time management” woefully incomplete. The modern trend to focus on tips, tricks, and hacks has removed the nuance from the conversation and forced us to blindly adopt a “faster is better” mentality. Lately, I’ve come to think of my approach to time management more as time leadership, which I realize is not common terminology. If this is a new idea for you and it sounds intriguing, keep reading….
How to Set Communication Standards: Tips for Admins, Leaders and Teams
It’s no secret that the modern workplace is overflowing with communication tools and channels. It’s easier than ever before to lose sight of what’s happening. If you’re struggling to manage the flow of communication with your leaders or with your team, this video will help.
Digital Declutter: How to Organize Your Virtual World
Digital clutter is mentally draining and physically distracting. In the workplace, it can also damage your professional reputation and hinder your career. To be successful in the modern era, you need proven practices to help manage the many aspects of your virtual world.
What Does Eat Your Career Actually Mean?
I know what you’re thinking…Eat Your Career is a really weird name. I get it, I understand. But if you’re curious to know where it came from and what it means, this video is for you. The article below summarizes the video. First, a little background: When I was in my mid-20s, I was really...
Your Digital Organization Ecosystem: What It Is and Why You Need Clarity
To be successful in the modern era, you need proven practices to help manage all of these different aspects of your electronic space. It’s not just about cleaning things up, it’s about creating systems and structures to keep your virtual world organized now and in the future. Learn more in this video and upcoming training session.
Is Project Management Certification Right for You?
Project management certification can be a useful tool to advance your career, whether or not you’re a formal project manager or aspire to become one in the future. But it’s not right for everyone. If you’re considering it, this video will help you make an informed decision.
How to Use Mindset Management to Achieve Your Goals
While you may be excited about your goals right now, it can be easy to lose focus and motivation. Planning and preparation can only take you so far. To really improve your chances of success, you also need to actively manage your mindset.
Annual Career Check-Up: A Simple Process for Evaluating Your Professional Health
The end of the year is a perfect time to reflect on your career and reassess. Before you set goals and think about the future, it’s always wise to spend some time reviewing the past. After all, you can’t move forward if you don’t truly understand where you are and how you got there. With this fresh perspective, you’ll be ready to start the new year with confidence and clarity.
Is it Selfish to Quit?
Nearly every week it seems, I hear from someone in this community asking some form of this question: Is it selfish to quit my job? On the one hand, this tells me that the people who connect with my work are nice. They worry about putting their colleagues in a difficult situation. They don’t want to focus so deeply on their own career goals that they harm others in the process. But on the other hand, there’s a point at which niceness goes too far…