Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



WHERE ARE YOU IN THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by
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There has been a digital transformation taking place in multiple sectors, industries, and functions.  Small, nimble and disruptive digital startups are successfully changing the business model.  Large established companies are re-inventing themselves by investing heavily in technology. Information Technology (IT) is no longer a department or cost center but a major part of a corporation’s business strategy, plus a major competitive advantage.   Approximately 5% of businesses Continue reading the story "WHERE ARE YOU IN THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?"

FIND YOUR SUPPORTERS AND ALLIES

Posted on: June 19th, 2018 by
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Few if any professionals work their way up an organization alone, with no help from others.  Even if your family owns the company, you are still dependent upon them to guide you up to greater responsibilities.  Who are the supporters and allies you need?  Mentors, peers and subordinates.   Mentors are critically important.  If you find one or two really good mentors along your career, consider yourself Continue reading the story "FIND YOUR SUPPORTERS AND ALLIES"

KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS?

Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by
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A famous line from a classic Clint Eastwood movie, “Ya gotta know your limitations”.  Over time we think we know what our limitations are, but that could be the problem.  Thinking you know your limitations could be the reason why you’re limited.  If you perceive you can’t reach a goal or achieve a result, the chances are you won’t.  It’s self-defeating.   As youngsters we mostly learn Continue reading the story "KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS?"

FALLING SHORT AS A FINALIST?

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by
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Becoming one of the finalists while interviewing for a desired position is exhilarating. Falling short is disappointing. Continually being the runner-up is very discouraging.  So what can you do about it?   You’re the best – You may be one of the best candidates but not get the job because of internal politics, favoritism, a change of mind or a number of other factors you can’t control.  When it Continue reading the story "FALLING SHORT AS A FINALIST?"

CONTROL VERSUS INFLUENCE?

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by
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You can’t control everything in your career (or life).  But you can find those areas where you have a degree of influence over situations or people that you can manage.  Part of the answer is to subdivide those things you can influence and those you can’t.  Figure out which issues are worth worrying about, those that you can directly or indirectly influence and the important Continue reading the story "CONTROL VERSUS INFLUENCE?"