Career Satisfaction Check-Up: 10 Questions To See How You Are Doing

As we near the middle of the year, it’s a good time to measure your current career satisfaction. Are you happy where you are, or do you need to make changes? Here are 10 questions to help you gauge your career satisfaction and pinpoint what, if anything, needs to change: Career Satisfaction … [Read more...]

Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch … [Read more...]

If I Could Wish One Success Trait For My Clients, It Would Be This

For most of January, I featured blogs on motivation and productivity because it was new year’s resolution time so the “how to reach success in your goals” theme seemed apropos. I actually returned to that theme in February for two additional posts, after discovering a startling statistic: over 40% … [Read more...]

Three Counterintuitive Ways To Get Back On Track With Your Goals

If you are like the over 40% of goal-setters who have abandoned their new year’s resolutions by January of the same year, then you need strategies to get back on track with your goals. In my latest Forbes post, I shared four strategies (and new book recommendations) to help you maintain those new … [Read more...]

Thinking Of Your Next Career Move? Four Questions To Help You Decide

In a recent workshop for executives, participants were mixed in their next career move – some wanted to advance at the current employer, some wanted to change jobs, still others wanted a new career altogether, while some wanted to start a business and others wanted to be more effective where they … [Read more...]

Procrastinating On Career Actions You Should Take? Five Strategies For Getting Stuff Done

In my latest Forbes post, I wrote about six career actions you should take but probably don’t. Returning recruiter phone calls was one such action, and the post was actually inspired by a senior executive at a recent workshop who didn’t want to return recruiter calls. On the flip side, I had another … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 10: Celebrating Freedom (Yes, Even In Working Day-To-Day Toward Your Career Goals)

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10 which is about celebrating freedom – i.e., taking a look back at the blog challenge and picking the favorite challenge and key takeaways. Taking a look back and celebrating what you have accomplished is critical … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 8: Choosing Your Own Adventure

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8 which is about adventure – specifically, picking something you’ve wanted to do for a long time and just doing it. I love this reminder to incorporate things you’ve always wanted to do in the mix of your other … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 7: Beating Procrastination and Overwhelm

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7 which is about beating procrastination and overwhelm by taking action. Career goals – job search, advancement, career change – are enormous and amorphous, so particularly powerful lead-ins to procrastination … [Read more...]

Secrets To A Successful STEM Career: Advice From Corlis D. Murray

Corlis D. Murray holds the top engineering position at Abbott, a $20 billion global healthcare company. Murray is responsible for the company’s engineering, regulatory, and quality assurance functions in more than 150 countries. She also launched Abbott’s high school STEM internship program … [Read more...]

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