This is What Happens When You Don’t Conform

To be an indispensable employee to an organization and have a successful career, there is one thing that you have been taught for most of your life you must reject.  I’m pretty sure there are many of you who remember getting guidance — no, orders — from your parents that you should obey the teacher … Continue reading “This is What Happens When You Don’t Conform”

What Should Happen When You Want to Move On?

The first thing you do is STOP and PAUSE! And take a look at the reasons behind why you want a move. What’s driving the need you have to move on? A boss that’s making everyday a crummy day for you? A bad recent experience on a project that’s left you questioning your future in … Continue reading “What Should Happen When You Want to Move On?”

When People Think of You What Do They See?

Your personal brand is an expression of the values you possess and want to be known for in your organization.  Your personal brand answers the question “Who are you?”. It paints a picture of what you hold close to your heart and cherish and it invites people to see you intimately. An effective brand makes … Continue reading “When People Think of You What Do They See?”

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”