Volunteering Helps Others and Helps You Develop

Hurricane Harvey brought chaos and devastation to the lives of so many people. It also highlighted how people selflessly serve others. People risked their lives to help one another, making personal sacrifices for complete strangers, animals and communities. One photograph posted on Twitter by Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho), caught my attention—it was a line of people…

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Low Cost Ways to Continue Your Professional Development

Professionals who anticipate changes are more likely to act and transition with the least amount of disruption to their lives. In fact, the ability to be anticipatory is gaining attention as a competency desired of employees. No doubt, being anticipatory in your role for your employer is valuable but it’s also valuable to you as…

OWN IT! Take Charge of Your Career

Have You Taken Charge of Your Career? Technology, globalization and the pace of change continue to be drivers for independent career management. Work environments and the way in which we work and think about work continue to change at an accelerated pace. Career management is also changing. Savvy professionals realize that they (not their employers) are…

OWN IT! Take Charge of Your Career

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Download my new book for free… Effective career management is about owning your professional development for the life of your career, not just the job you’re in. Employment trends have accelerated during the past few years. Are you ready to survive and thrive in these new times?         Enter your name and…

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Do you have a values-driven career?

Our Values Motivate Our Decisions Perhaps your work environment and current role are in alignment with your values. Our professional lives become a significant part of the impact we make and what we are remembered for. Do you have a values-driven career? Many of us go through various exercises throughout our careers to discover what…

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What will you make of Your Career in the New Year?

Career Goals are the Ultimate Target How do you feel about the end of this year?  Perhaps you’re glad to have achieved your goals or simply made progress toward achieving your goals.  Hopefully you are excited or at least optimistic about the upcoming New Year.  Being an optimistic person (generally), I look forward to the…

Why did you continue your education?

Tuesday Tips on Careers   I’ve re-read many of Nelson Mandela’s quotes over the past several days.  One in particular, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” resonates with me.  I apply this quote to my circumstances and believe that education is an enabler of change.  Do you? …

How robust is your network?

Who knows you and what you’re capable of? Networking should be a natural part of what you do as a professional, although it isn’t natural for many.  Networking is important before and during job searches.  Do you have a network of professionals who know you for your ability to use your skills in a variety…