A common question people have when they are building their career is how to get employers to talk to them. There are always going to be jobs available, even in this economy, but the question you have to ask yourself is, “Am I the BEST person for this job?”
Many people also wonder how to get the boss to listen to them or take notice.
The secret answer is…
Everyone has the ability to lead in some way. Most people think they have to wait until they are in a supervisory or management position before thinking about their leadership style. Leadership is not a title – it’s who you are. And if you truly feel like you will make a good leader, start cultivating the skills necessary to get there.
What skills make a good leader? See if you have any of these:
Peter Drucker, who wrote The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership said, “The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.”
I often have conversations regarding the value of an education. As an industry expert, it is easy for me to explicitly know when it is a good idea to further ones education, but for others sometimes it is not quite clear. Over the years, I have developed a pretty simple formula for those who need some logic to accompany the emotion behind the decision.
Are you worried about your performance? Do you really know what you contribute? Are you unsure of the direction you are going? The steps below will help guide you through a self-assessment and move you towards better performance.
Most times we leave the performance review up to someone else – supervisor, boss. We wait with anticipation to see if we are doing a good job. Wouldn’t it be nice to be totally aware of what you do and how well you do it?
I have been doing a lot of thinking about my personal and professional brand lately. The struggle is trying to find what really makes me excited.
It seems that we get the most energy and productivity when we give value first. That is, what we can do for others before we even think about what’s in it for us. Think about it. Isn’t it great to feel as though you have helped someone accomplish their goals?
Well, here it is. My first blog. Cool.
I envision this as an opportunity to share my ideas, insights, and passions. Seeing others achieve their goals and find those things that make them unique and building on their strengths is an exciting thing to witness. Transform and grow.
This week has been a bit crazy for me but at the end of it I decided to take about an hour to reflect and feel good going into the weekend. This is where the idea of conquer the week came from. [Read more…]