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We ALL want to have an impact on our surroundings; we want our work to be meaningful and our voice to be heard. We want to make purposeful contributions. Learning to leverage our influence is a key way in which we do all of these things and more.
Your career is one of the most important projects in your life, yet many people don’t think of it that way. However, when you apply a project management mindset and project management strategies to your career, you’ll achieve much more!
If you’re an office professional (and not necessarily a “tech” professional) A.I. can sound like some kind of mysterious monster that’s coming for your job. It can be tempting to bury your head in the sand and ignore it, but it’s a reality we all have to face. In this video/article, you’ll learn some realistic steps you can take to start slowly easing your way into this new world of Artificial Intelligence.
Procrastination can create disastrous career consequences. Instead of feeling guilty and criticizing yourself, it’s helpful to evaluate what’s causing your behavior. You can then put better systems into place to avoid these things in the future. Anyone can beat procrastination with the right tools!
Some decisions can only be made by leaders. But they’re often slow to make them and sometimes, they don’t make a decision at all! This makes it hard (and sometimes impossible!) to do your job. Here are some strategies to consider when your leaders just won’t make a decision.
Discover the personal and professional benefits of mentorship and how to leverage it in your own career (both as a mentor and mentee), whether or not your organization provides a formal program.
Do you ever feel that you’re not being truly leveraged at work? Like your talents and skills are going to waste? Like you have more to offer and more to contribute, but you’re limited by your job description? If so, congratulations! You are totally normal! It’s actually really easy to understand why this happens. And once you do, you can take the necessary steps to address it.
Most people have a wide array of talents and interests, but most jobs have only a limited set of duties and responsibilities. If you feel under-utilized, you have the ability to change your situation by using your voice and your influence. This webinar will show you how!
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.
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.
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.
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….