Sunday, September 23, 2012

Great tips for your own career management

This article focuses on who you know, not what you know when it comes to career management.  In my experience, it seems that there are lots of people in their jobs who don't seem to know how to manage their own careers.  Doing a good job is helpful, but working with people, sharing your career aspirations, and taking career management into your own hands will help you succeed in your career.

For Your Career, It’s Not What You Know – It’s Who You Know

by Sharlyn Lauby on September 2, 2012
My very first job in HR was based on what I knew. Every other job offer after that was because of who I knew.

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Increase your productivity

This article has some great tips on how to be more effective and productive each day.  Who wouldn't want to increase your effectiveness at work and in life.

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

August 22, 2012
How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list.
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The 10 second Leadership Quiz

As a follow up to the last posting, have a look at this short article on your worldview of leadership?  How do you define leadership?


Are your employees Rats or Beavers?

Here is a very interesting perspective on looking at the kinds of employees you feel have in your organization.  As a leader in your business, how do you view your employees?  Are they rats or beavers?  This short thought provoking article is a must read for any leader.

Employees Demand Career Agility

This is a great short article based on research from Ranstad's 2012 Employment Survey.  It is written by Sharlyn Lauby of  It talks to the heart of what most emoployees are looking for in their jobs and careers. 

According to Randstad’s 2012 Employment Survey, approximately 86% of employees are leaving their jobs due to a lack of career development. Honestly on some level this isn’t a surprising number. Organizations have been focused on the here-and-now. They are trying to recoup the losses of the Great Recession. Expansion efforts have been slow. Career development hasn’t been a priority.

While this mindset is understandable, it doesn’t mean employees don’t want more. The Career Engagement Group’s 2012 Career Agility & Engagement Report revealed some interesting findings:

(Click on the link to read more about the findings)