To make progress on your career plan, understand the requirements of the roles along the path, inventory your skills, and identify your gaps.
Before we plan our career we need to plan our lives, family and finances. We can then use these eight elements to plot our career trajectory.
Self-promotion can make us feel awkward. To do it successfully, we need a plan. In this article I provide you with steps to create a plan.
Developing Inspirational Leadership can be a complex task. In this article, I discuss seven attributes to help develop this critical skill.
Effective delegation is a process. First, we must identify what we want to delegate, then who to delegate it to, and finally how to delegate it properly.
Delegation is a critical skill for leaders to develop. Some leaders feel that their value is based on individual contributions and they become overwhelmed.
Feedback is a very important part of our work. We should know how to receive, process and use it properly. This article provides a guide on how to do so.
Nearly 90 percent of high-level executives believe developing executive presence helps people get ahead. The following guide will help develop this skill.
Globalization, advances in technology and device connectivity have extended our workday. It is no surprise so many people struggle with time management.
We spend our lives influencing others. We rarely take the time to learn how to effectively use this skill. This article outlines an effective approach.
Seventy percent of Americans who give presentations agree that presentation skills are critical to their success. Forty percent have presentation fear.
Planning for retirement is critical. 26% of people expect to work past their 60’s. This article outlines 7 steps that can help achieve your retirement goal.
A common request for coaching services is from individuals considering a career change. In this article, I outline five things to consider in order to make a successful transition.
“There are going to be layoffs!” How many times have you heard this phrase at the company you work for? In this article I outline some things you can do to avoid being part of the next reduction in force.
During my three decades as a corporate executive and professional coach, I have realized that the most important skill for professional development and growth is honest and objective self-awareness.
Waiting to get promoted can be a very exciting time in one’s career. Receiving the promotion can re-energize the recipient and often reengages the person in their work. Not receiving the promotion can be disappointing. In this article I share some of my thoughts about these life-impacting events.
Some companies have adopted return on investment and investment payback policies for their internal “investments.” I have created a framework to create compelling business cases. I hope this information helps make your next business case a success.
According to a recent study by Gallup, 85% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work. Why is it so high and what can we do about it? This article provides some tips on how improve engagement levels at work.
Over the years I have developed a methodology for creating and delivering effective presentations. It has worked for me and I thought it important to share what I have learned so that other people might benefit from this experience.
Most people don’t stop to think that we are a “product” and rarely have a Personal Product Management strategy. Managing your “product” well will improve your image and increase your value. Here are some tips on how to achieve both.
The “Five Why’s” is a tool that I use a lot when diagnosing the reason something went wrong and getting to the root cause. Once the root cause is known then a remedy can be identified and preventive measures can be put in place.
Measuring performance for team members is a very hard thing to do. Sometimes, there is misalignment between the “What” and “How” behaviors. More weight should be given to how team members achieve their objectives.
One of the most important leadership qualities is the ability to hold effective one-on-one meetings with a team member. I have created a worksheet to improve alignment and increase the effectiveness of one-on-one meetings.