If You’re Not Special Success Will Pass You By

Building a successful career in organizations these days is a challenge to say the least. In many ways it is similar to what organizations face as they go head to head with their foes in the marketplace. These are the typical internal dynamics that make career progression difficult. Stiff competition is at play among the high … Continue reading “If You’re Not Special Success Will Pass You By”

What You Need to Know When Just Starting Out?

It’s kind of confusing really. You spend a number of years at school learning a subject, getting good marks and you expect to land a good job and start a rewarding career. But more often than not, it doesn’t happen that way.  And the problem is that school provides you with knowledge but doesn’t spend … Continue reading “What You Need to Know When Just Starting Out?”

8 Amazingly Simple Things I did to Make President

You successfully navigated yourself through school. You mastered the art of getting by the recruiter-gatekeeper to tell your story and convince someone that you were worthy of employment; that you could add value to their organization over the long run. You landed the job you were after. Congratulations. You’re in. But recognize that you are … Continue reading “8 Amazingly Simple Things I did to Make President”

What Happens When What You Know isn’t so Important?

So many people when asked what they want to do after they graduate say something like “I would like a job in marketing where I can apply what I learned in school” or something equally aspirational. It is natural to want to make use of the knowledge gained in your area of expertise. You spend … Continue reading “What Happens When What You Know isn’t so Important?”

10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd

Successful people find a way to distance themselves from the boring herd of individuals who are like everyone else in some way, shape or form. As a result, they get noticed and are given opportunities that their “same” brethren are never exposed to. Here are 10 critical steps to take to separate yourself from the … Continue reading “10 Proven Steps to Get Out of the Boring Herd”

Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters

How proactively do you go after people who can effectively promote you to others?    I’m thinking your priorities are generally elsewhere. Like evaluating which organizations have opportunities that match your skill set. Or getting your report done and submitting it to your boss on time. Or thinking about the job you would really like … Continue reading “Before You Forget, Your Career Needs Amazing Hunters”

7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done

Too much energy is consumed on making the list. There is something gratifying about jotting down all the things you need to do. It quenches one’s thirst for being organized and for wanting some control over one’s life generally complicated by too many things to do with insufficient time and financial resources to do them. … Continue reading “7 Actually Easy Ways to Get Things Done”

How to Boost Your Performance by Taking a 360

I am a zealot about the 360 degree feedback tool of performance management.  360 feedback is not new, but in my leadership experience it is one of the most effective methods of assessing how you perform your responsibilities, and what you need to do to improve.  And it works for all sizes of business and not-for-profits. … Continue reading “How to Boost Your Performance by Taking a 360”