Broad personality traits are known to be predictive of success in broad areas. If you want to find what predicts success in a specific area – such as entrepreneurship – you need to go deeper and look at more precise personality factors. Learn more on my blog at Inc.com about how being proactive can help you succeed.
You’re stuck. You feel frustrated. You hate what you are doing. You begin to feel resentment towards others at work. Does any of this sound familiar? These are feelings that are often wrapped around career plateaus. You’re not alone – everyone inevitably hits a plateau of some degree during their career. The good news is you can avoid and break out of this. Keep reading and learn more over at Switch & Shift.
Staying in your comfort zone may be easy and feel safe, but is it best in the long run? Find out more, as featured in Forbes: 6 Ways That Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone is Critical to Success
Sure you can learn from failure, but are the conditions right for it? Find out more from my new post at Fistful of Talent.
Working for and leading teams at great global companies such as Marriott and Walmart has given me a chance to observe countless careers unfold. Through managing the world’s largest performance management and employee engagement programs I have been able to glean great insight at a macro level into what matters most to people and what leads to a successful and a fulfilling career.
What is equally insightful, though, are the many individual and group coaching conversations I have had with others to help them in their careers. This more personal connection is enlightening because it reveals what they are thinking and the motivations behind what matters to them. During a recent group-mentoring circle I was leading, I asked people in the group to raise their hand if they knew what job they wanted next. Not a single hand went up. In my experience this group is not unique, and over the last few years I have noticed that this is a trend that actually seems to be worsening.
When someone does have an answer to the question, the most common response I receive is (more…)
Hello everyone! I wish you a good holiday season and happy New Year! I am excited to announce that Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, will be released on May 14th, 2014! It will be published by AMACOM, the publishing arm of the American Management Association.