Leaders often can’t help but step up and become the point person on the latest initiative. They bravely plow through the big challenge and thrive on personal career success. But hold the phone! Significant research has shown that groups make better decisions than individuals, that there is wisdom in crowds. So instead of taking the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Career Development
You may have already learned that Patrick Lencioni’s words of wisdom from his New York Times Best-Selling book, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team have recently been made into a watershed program for building cohesive teams. If you aren’t familiar with Patrick Lencioni, here is a quick video: The main concepts of The 5 Behaviors… Read more »
The past six years has been a period of a very sluggish economy and frighteningly high unemployment. Everyone knows someone who has been out of work for a long time or who is under-employed. The reality of these times has led to people staying put, keeping whatever job they’re in regardless of their aptitude for… Read more »
Dear Suzanne, As the general manager of a law firm, I am responsible for building and maintaining multiple teams, depending on the client and project. These days, law firms include many more roles than simply legal services. We often include an accountant, project manager, and outside content experts, depending on the case. We have the… Read more »
Whether you are a recent graduate or are already mid-career, the two main predictors of success are the same. Hard skills give us the baseline for any project or job. But what two traits give the most successful business leaders the edge that gets them ahead? Professional presence and grit are the traits that set… Read more »
While finding information used to be a challenge. These days we have an information deluge, and distilling what is out there has become the top priority. -So we’re distilling these top career-related posts. Here are 6 ways to help your career and improve your professional presence. The 1 Habit to Improve Career Success and Professional… Read more »
Dear Suzanne, I know that employee development is important, but it’s still difficult for our organization to give it priority, both in our time and fiscal budget. For the past five years we have been in “hair on fire” mode, always struggling to survive and make it to the next quarter. Now sales are better,… Read more »
Dear Suzanne, You and your company mention professional presence as a cornerstone of career and personal effectiveness. Although I think most people agree that dress codes can be a sensitive subject in the current cross-generational workforce, does it really merit an entire course? Sincerely, Greg A. (Dallas, Texas) Dear Greg, I’m so glad that you wrote… Read more »
What is the succession plan in your organization? Does it feel like a waste of time? The truth is, many of them do. In recent years, many organizations have either let their succession plans become ineffective or they have completely dropped them altogether. If you are among the companies who are not happy with the… Read more »
We are entering a reflective time of year. This time of year, many of us think of the people in our lives who we are most grateful for, but do you ever include your professional contacts and colleagues in that gratitude? Do you realize how much time you spend at work? If you add up… Read more »
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