The greatest benefit I got out of college was figuring out exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. SIKE! In fairness, I got plenty out of higher education, but I can’t say career clarity was tops on the list. Here are three lessons I’ve learned since graduation day that can help if you’re just starting out.
Got a job but lookin? You aren’t alone. U.S. workers are leaving their jobs for more money, more flexibility, more happiness. But before you go dancing in the streets, heed this warning…
I spend most of my day in meetings and talking on the phone. How about you?
There are repeatable elements to a great meeting: Have an agenda, take notes, assign action items, instill accountability. All of that stuff is good.
But none of it is better than a piece of advice I received early in my career. I call it the golden rule of meetings.
Stuck in the middle? Here are 3 key behaviors that Executives repeatedly make that Middle Managers don’t. Use them and you might just get more than legroom.
If you feel like you are constantly giving your days away to other people’s requests, remember we can own the night.
Check out my 2 Tips For Working Late.
Back in January, I wrote that the most powerful word in goal setting is the word “yet.” If you haven’t reached your goal yet, then good news. You’re like the rest of us.
Like Christmas in July, let’s take a mid-year reset. That January version of ourselves is still out there waiting for us.
One day a C-level mentor and one of the hardest workers I know said to me “My productivity is actually motivated by extreme laziness. Believe it or not, I’m a very lazy person.”
Could it really be? I thought. How is this possible?
The comment disturbed me. Then I realized, what if our definition of productivity is all wrong?
Customer requirements. Profitability analysis. Marketing strategies. New HR policies. Company updates. New information be coming at us all day.
What if you could learn the same set of information twice as fast? What if I told you it was possible…once you know this thing about yourself.
Since you likely don’t work for Apple, Google or Amazon you might not think you are that innovative.
If you aren’t in products, software engineering, or strategy maybe you don’t think you’re an innovator either.
But you are.
Curious how I know?
The achiever’s curse is running rampant. It seems to be targeting men, women, and now children between ages 5 and 60.
How do you know if you’ve caught it?
You have the achiever’s curse if you feel like you’re constantly behind.