Break Out of Your Comfort Zone: 5 Action Steps To Make A Change
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2014
Change can be so challenging, especially when it comes to career. We are creatures of habit – hard-wired to seek comfort in the perceived safety of routine and what’s already known. Whether it’s clinging to people, places, things, or the way we think and the actions we take, resisting change can cause stagnation and even depression – and it can shut the door to opportunities for growth. If you’re ready to break out o...
5 Things High Performers Do to Drive Better Result
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2014
Were you born to succeed? Not necessarily. As it turns out, even if you’re mid-career and feel you’ve never shined in school or work, you can completely transform your ability to contribute. I recently had the opportunity to meet David Sturt, author of the book Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love. As he describes in his piece for Forbes, last year Sturt’s firm the O.C. Tanner Institute conducted a fascinating s...
Are You a Workaholic? Balancing Work and Home
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2014
To say that my life has been hectic over the past several years is an understatement – I've always thrived in a fast-paced environment where I'm moving at break-neck speed. However, when I started feeling chronically overwhelmed, and friends and family started using my name in the same sentence as the 'W' word – workaholic – I decided I needed to take a closer look at my work/life balance to determine whether my schedule was...
The Guide to Being Bold at Work for the Fabulously Average
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2014
The reality is most managers and employees are not subject matter experts, leaders in their field, self-appointed visionaries, innovators or game changers. Not everyone can be or even wants to be. We need all kinds of people in the work force, including the fabulously average. These hard-working people go to work reliably, fix problems, anticipate needs to their clients and fellow co-workers, and receive positive performan...
More Sleep, Less Stress – Equals a Better Life and Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2014
Stress is a hot button topic for many of us these days. When my coaching clients, family, or friends, talk about how stressed they’re feeling, one of the first questions I ask is whether they’re getting enough sleep. April is National Stress Awareness month, and it’s a good time to assess your stress levels and your sleep habits as well. The correlation between lack of sleep and stress has been well documented in numero...
Ten Ways to Build Resilience for Mindful Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2014
Mindful leaders are self-aware and are masters at adapting to change. In the last few years, I have observed that many of my executive coaching clients have become more receptive to establishing a positive habit of daily meditative practice to stay focused, energized and optimistic in a volatile and uncertain world. Once we establish a trusting relationship, introducing a meditative practice in our coaching meetings is gre...
Top 5 Strategies for Moving Ahead
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Apr, 2014
Are you looking for a promotion, but not getting anywhere? Try the strategies below to help you get up the next rung on the proverbial career ladder: 1. Find out what's going on and become part of it. What are the major trends affecting your industry, your organization, and your field? Join associations that relate to your field and industry to help you keep up with the changes in your company or job. 2. Manage your in...
Seven Trust-Diminishing Habits to Avoid at Work
by Nan S. Russell - Apr, 2014
When it comes to building or diminishing trust at work one thing is clear, there is no little stuff. Everything matters. That includes routine actions, casual habits, and how, what and to whom you communicate. Too often, the speed of work causes us to quickly craft a message or reply without awareness of its trust-diminishing or enhancing dynamics. But, you can improve your trust-building odds by eliminating common trust-di...
6 Thoughts to Remember as Your Brand Blossoms
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2014
It’s hard to believe, but May is almost here…and summer isn’t too far behind. I remember the rhyme from my school days: “April showers bring May flowers.” While my part of the world wasn’t too rainy this past month, we’re beginning to see Mother Nature’s colorful spring bouquet everywhere we look. It’s also exciting to see the pace of business picking up in many areas that have been in hibernation through the winter. So now...
Personal Brand Audit
by Stacey Lane - Apr, 2014
As a career coach, I get a ringside seat to great brands and so-so brands. But so do you - take your experience as a consumer and think about your favorite brands. What's their emotional appeal? Are they quirky? Are they innovative? Are they reliable? The brands that come to my mind: Southwest Airlines is Quirky, Apple is innovative and Maytag is reliable. Now think about your current or past co-workers. Who...
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