ABCs of Your Career Journey – R is for Reboot

When I am conducting trainings in organizational behavior it is always interesting to me that some participants are actually shocked that there are those in the workplace who have no motivation or desire to move up in their organization and/or take on challenging projects. Instead these individuals are content to just do their job each … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – Q is for Quest

Usually when one thinks about going on a quest, one can envision a romantic or adventurous expedition.  However when some think of their career journey, they can only picture a quagmire.  So how is it possible to view and more importantly act in a more positive and forward thinking manner? Many research studies state that … Read more

The New School Year Has Started – What Grade Are You In?

I always like September because I feel like it really is the start to the new year.  Maybe it is remembering having all new school supplies, lunchbox, clothes, etc.  I call it my “new yellow pencil mentality”.  For that reason, I always decide on a few goals that I want to achieve; a couple of … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – O is for Observant

Do you want to achieve greater success in your career?  Do you question some of the assignments you take on and do they really help you get ahead?  Do you view other people and wonder what they are doing to move up the corporate ladder that maybe you should be doing? Truly successful people are … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – N is for Narrative

We all have a past and with that we all have a story.  In telling our narrative to others, some highlight accomplishments while others tend to focus on inconsequential things or even possibly negative ones.  These stories do help explain who we are and how we come to certain conclusions on issues.  As we continue … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – M is for Magical Mindset

When planning a vacation or any type of journey, most people envision what the adventure will be like.  This includes attractions and exhibits that one may experience, new foods to eat, and/or interacting with people from other parts of the country and possibly the world.  So why is it that when one thinks about their … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – L is for Liberating

Some of my coaching clients gripe about developing a career strategy.  If they are conducting a full scale job search, they are even more distraught.  A few get completely overwhelmed with the process while others simply procrastinate and hope for the best.  My role is for them to see what the end result will be … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – K is for Knit

When you start to knit a sweater or scarf, you only have needles and yarn.   As each stitch is completed, rows emerge and it starts to take shape.  A career journey is very similar in that you start with yourself.  Later you add a college degree or two, other technical skills, your responsibilities, awards, etc. … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – J is for Journey

A journey takes time and usually some planning.  However, in our instant gratification world today we may find that this journey is taking too long and difficult so we just bail out.  This happens very often in one’s job search.  The person is very motivated at first to put in the work to find a … Read more