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.
General Career Advice
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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…
If you’ve been paying attention to the news and social media over the past two weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “quiet quitting”. For some unknown reason, this concept has gained a lot of traction lately, but don’t be fooled. It’s not a new idea. It’s also not an especially helpful addition to the very necessary conversations being had around work/life balance, boundaries, and the monumental shifts happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic.
The average person spends about one-third of their lifetime on the job. It’s not only much more enjoyable when you’re doing something you care about; it’s also a lot easier to accept that time commitment when you’re invested in the work. But it IS possible to care too much. Learning how to develop healthy professional detachment is an essential skill for long-term career fulfillment. Keep reading to learn more!
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.
Career resilience is the skill of dealing with unforeseen, unpleasant situations and quickly rebounding. In today’s unpredictable working world, it is an essential factor in creating long-term career success.