Career Advice Blog
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.
When interruptions and distractions try to pull you off track, you need to deal with them and get back on track quickly. Or, even better, you need to avoid them entirely. Learning how to do this is perhaps the most important thing you can do to maintain your productivity in any environment.
One of the reasons I love Project Management is because it’s just so darn useful. A lot of project management practices have broad application; they can be used for managing many aspects of work, far beyond projects. These project management practices are techniques every professional can benefit from knowing, and they have the power to dramatically improve your daily work life.
When it comes to your career, there’s one investment that will always yield the best, most sustainable, most reliable returns. Any time or money you spend on expanding your professional capabilities has a potential payoff that is greater than any other investment you could make. That sounds like an exaggeration, I know. But think of it this way…
Well-established KPIs provide a roadmap for success and verifiable metrics to prove your achievements. Every professional, no matter what role they’re in, needs KPIs. Whether or not you have them already, this training will help you better understand their purpose and leverage them productively.
Planning is an essential part of success, and it’s a popular topic this time of year. But, as we all know, life is anything but predictable these days. So how can we create plans for the future when everything is fluid? In this session, you’ll discover the power of flexible planning and how to integrate it into your personal and professional goal setting process.
Imposter syndrome is a surprisingly common phenomenon characterized by an overriding sense of self-doubt and incompetence that persists despite external success. This webinar will help you recognize this insidious form of self-sabotage and learn strategies to overcome it.
When you’re being evaluated for a promotion, managers are looking at three things: your past performance, your current competence, and your future potential. This video and article will tell you more about how to prepare yourself for earning that next career move.
If you’ve been attempting to advance your career for a while without success, you may be a victim of “pigeonholing.” This means that people have developed such a strong image of you in your current position, they can’t even imagine you doing anything else. Obviously, this can seriously limit your opportunities for growth. Here are some strategies to prevent this problem!
Are you worried that your career advancement opportunities are limited because people see you a certain way? If so, you may have been “pigeonholed.” Find out what this means and what to do about it in this video.
Let’s be honest: The workplace is full of difficult people! Whether you find yourself working with difficult clients, bosses, or co-workers, this session will offer specific strategies to help you rise above the frustration and get things done, without losing your cool.
For many years, as a career coach, I offered resume writing services. And I don’t mind telling you that I was a darned fine resume writer. But I no longer offer these services—and I want to take a few minutes to explain why and to help those of you who might be considering working with a resume writer in the future.