professional development

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

– Posted in: career change, motivation, time management

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 outside your [...]

Underemployment Is On The Rise – How To Stay Competitive

– Posted in: career management, marketing yourself

According to the Accenture Strategy 2016 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study, 51% of class of 2014 and 2015 graduates think they are underemployed in their current job. This number has steadily climbed in the four years Accenture has been conducting the survey — up from 41% in 2013. The above statistics were the inspiration for [...]

Ten Low-Cost Options For Customized Leadership Development

– Posted in: career management

A Global Workforce Leadership Survey released by Saba, a cloud-based talent management solutions company, and WorkplaceTrends.com, a research firm, report a growing talent gap at the executive levels: Almost half (46%) of companies surveyed cited leadership as the skill hardest to find; Only 15% of employees feel the training they get prepares them for the [...]

The Hidden Costs of Professional Development

– Posted in: career coaching

A recent idealist.org blog shared low-cost ideas that contribute to your professional development. While I agree with the suggestions, such as professional associations, conferences, and online resources, there are several costs of professional development that are often overlooked but must be considered if you really want to enhance your skills and grow your expertise: Time [...]