Creating the Career You Want – Tip #41

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #41

We’ve talked about the importance of building your skill set as you progress in your career. There is one skill that is so foundational it deserves special mention — and that is the skill of listening. Listening is absolutely essential for anyone who aspires to...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #40

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #40

Who do you think is responsible for managing your career? Do you think your boss is responsible? Or perhaps your coach or advisor? Are you assuming that someone in your organization will make sure you have career opportunities and will notice and reward you for your...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #39

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #39

Who do you spend time with at work? Do they believe in you and encourage you to do more, or do they reinforce your limiting beliefs and warn you against taking bold action? Do they see opportunity and possibility or do they see only danger and downside around every...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #38

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #38

Building relationships can have a profound impact on your career. We’ve talked about being strategic about building those relationships, and we’ve shared tips about developing mentors and attracting sponsors. At the same time, it’s important to recognize that not all...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #37

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #37

What do you want to be known for? What’s your current reputation and what is your desired reputation? Are they the same? You can actively work towards developing the reputation you want – the reputation that can lead you to the opportunities you need to move...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #36

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #36

What’s your first reaction when someone starts talking about politics – not politics as it relates to national governance, but the politics that happen within your organization? Do you shudder and think to yourself, “I hate politics” or “I don’t do politics?”...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #35

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #35

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Although it officially comes just once a year, I think we should bring the spirit of Thanksgiving into our everyday experience. After all, what we’re really talking about is gratitude and giving thanks. Much has been...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #34

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #34

Have you ever decided to power through your day, feeling like you have so much to do that you can’t take any breaks? Have you ever expected your team to power through the day – and perhaps even the night – and frowned upon anyone stepping away from the...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #33

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #33

Do you know why you do what you do? Deep within you are powerful forces that drive and motivate your behaviors – these are your personal values. They are the invisible force behind the decisions you make and the actions you choose. If you can identify and...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #32

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #32

So you found a mentor – that’s great! Now the question is – do you have a sponsor? While a mentor can come from any level of the organization, a sponsor is someone with power who will use their political and social capital to help further your career....