- We gathered the best productivity insights from leaders like the head of the New York Stock Exchange, the CEO of a fast-growing restaurant conglomerate, and a venture capitalist opening doors for overlooked entrepreneurs.
- We named them some of our 100 People Transforming Business earlier this year for the ways they are setting the pace for their industries.
- The Productivity Project collects the techniques some of our “transformers” use to be efficient and successful, and this is a roundup of all our responses.
Sometimes, we answer with that very common statement. “One day, I’ll be doing….” We give ourselves permission to wait on those things we really want to do. I am not saying waiting is bad but ready further and you will notice the differentiator between waiting and preparing.
Career changes are really, really hard. And there’s likely to be false starts, dead ends, and self-doubt ahead. Read on for three valuable steps to get yourself in the headspace for making this career turnaround a reality.
There’s a wealth of advice out there about how to make a career change: focusing on your transferable skills, networking within your target industry, and looking for opportunities to pivot within your current company, for example.
A lot of the coaching work I’ve been doing with emerging leaders inside organizations and people in their 20’s and 30’s has been about finding a career they love. They are having success in their current role but feel that there is something more out there for them. Often times I hear they don’t know where to start and feel “stuck.” Very often people immediately jump to job searching online without doing the internal work necessary to figure out something they actually want to do and end up frustrated when that process doesn’t work. With that being said, I wanted to share a five-step process based on research for finding a career you love.
Don’t feel you are qualified for the job of your dreams? You might simply be lacking confidence in yourself. Here are 3 ways to build confidence and get the job you want.
“I don’t think I’m qualified to apply for these jobs.”
I was on a coaching call with a client, Sarah, recently when she began to reveal this thought process.
“They are asking for 10+ years of experience, and I only have seven. Plus I don’t have an Ivy league degree and…”
She began to continue on about all the reasons she wasn’t good enough for the roles we kept finding. This was an “Ah-ha” coaching moment for me when she revealed how unworthy she truly felt. I interrupted her with a question I hope you ask yourself today:
“Why are you fighting for your limitation?”
This elusive blend seems to effortlessly propel a few execs’ careers to the highest ranks.
A few weeks ago, I was invited to lead a dinner discussion with a group of 20 finance executives and give a preview of the speech I’d give at FEI Austin the next morning.
For this small group of senior leaders, I shared a few key concepts from my talk, titled Developing Executive Presence. This naturally led to a discussion of what executive presence means — where its essence lies.
“It all comes down to humble confidence,” I explained.
When these two traits — humility and confidence — combine, they produce a powerful blend of self-assurance without arrogance. And that blend lies at the heart of what people call executive presence.
Let’s take a closer look at the two components of this dynamite combination.
When it comes to your career, the Lone Ranger approach will work against you. Successful professionals know that being connected to people and resources is essential to being influential, valued and mobile in your career. Career inspiration comes from many sources: your mentors, trusted colleagues and advisors – and from the ever-available web.
In this post, I highlight some of the multimedia resources that provide thought-provoking and action-oriented content to help you amp up your success and fulfillment from your work. The tools I highlight are not necessarily the ones with the most views or listens, they’re the ones I think stand out in the overwhelming volume of career advice you’ll find on the information superhighway.