Creating the Career You Want – Tip #47

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #47

Are you ready to get creative? I’m not talking about pulling out your paints and brushes – I’m talking about imagining and creating new things – markets, products, strategies, processes. Creativity can be big and disruptive, and it can be small and...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #46

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #46

If you’ve ever taken a walk on a beach and looked behind you, the impressions of your feet clearly mark the trail of where you have been. It may be a straight path, or it may be filled with twists and turns as you moved to miss an incoming wave or gravitated toward an...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #45

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #45

Do you think of yourself as a mentor? Are you regularly counseling and giving advice to others, pushing them to believe in themselves and do more than they might otherwise do? No matter what level you are in your career, you can be a mentor to someone else. Although...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #44

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #44

In any career, there are moments when you want something of importance – it may be a salary increase, a change in title, a flexible work arrangement, or something else – and you may hesitate to ask for it. You may begin to negotiate against yourself...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #43

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #43

Many people learn how to ride bicycles as children, practicing in safe locations such as an empty street or parking lot. As their balance grows, so does their confidence, making it easier to pedal farther, ride for longer, and confidently take on busier streets and...
Creating the Career You Want – Tip #42

Creating the Career You Want – Tip #42

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of building relationships, developing your executive presence, and living your personal brand. The secret sauce of all this – what makes it work – is when you do these things in an authentic way. It is not...
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...