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….
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...
How to Hide Your Age in a Virtual Interview
Age discrimination is real, but there’s only so much you can do. You can’t change your age! But it doesn’t have to be a hinderance to your job search! Here are some things you can do to present yourself in a way where you feel more confident during a virtual interview.
Workload Management Tip: Find Hidden Opportunities to Delegate
If you’re not directly supervising others, you may think you don’t have opportunities to delegate any portion of your workload. Think again! There may be hidden opportunities to hand off certain task to others, even without direct authority.
Interruption vs. Distraction: What’s the Difference?
We tend to use these two terms synonymously as if they mean the same thing. But I draw a distinction between them. I just find it easier for managing them and speaking about them, because they are different things. We, therefore, need to approach them differently.
Looking for a Promotion? 3 Ways Managers Evaluate You
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.
Have You Been Pigeonholed at Work? What It Means and What To Do
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.
How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume
A participant in our recent Q&A session asked: “CVs (or resumes) are often rejected by recruiters for having career gaps. Can you suggest a way of avoiding rejection for this reason?” Watch this video to hear Chrissy’s answer.
3 Ways to Deal with an Overwhelming Workload
So, you have an overwhelming workload, you have too much on your plate, not enough time to handle it all. What are the possibilities? What are your options for dealing with this? I personally believe that we really only have three options.
How to be a Leader When You Have Less Experience
A participant in a recent Q&A session asked: “What are some strategies to be an effective leader when there are colleagues in your team who are more experienced and also have been at the company longer than you?” Watch this video to see Chrissy’s answer.