Career Reinvention Journal—Is It Time for a New Story?

It happens to just about everyone during their careers. Those who say it doesn’t are fooling themselves. The “it” I’m referencing is a period of doubt about where they are and what they are doing in their careers. It's a period of self-questioning that can lead to change or just more of the same. If change is the answer, you have to rewrite the story you've been telling yourself about you.

By |2019-09-26T09:53:58-05:00September 26th, 2019|Career, Career Reinvention, Just One Thing, Think Differently|0 Comments

Why Drucker’s “Managing Oneself” is Incredibly Relevant to Your Career

Every year I read Peter Drucker's classic article, "Managing Oneself" as part of my personal-professional career navigation process. His powerful questions and frank commentary on what we need to do in our careers helps me reorient and reset on my priorities and activities. I've added five questions of my own that are relevant in our emerging world.

Career Reinvention Journal—Why Some Succeed Where Others Fail

A good number of people I encounter, talk about doing something different in their careers. For those individuals who cultivate the courage to pursue career reinvention, there are stark differences in the thinking and behaviors between those who succeed and those who don't. Here are my observations based on several years working with dozens of aspiring career reinventors.

By |2019-08-01T10:56:20-05:00August 1st, 2019|Career, Career Reinvention, Decision-Making|2 Comments

Career Reinvention Journal—Moving Beyond Daydreams to Your “Next”

Finding a new job and finding a new career are two very different activities. For the former, it often pays to be opportunistic. However, for career reinventors, waiting or hoping for someone else to show up with your idea for your next professional move is mostly an exercise in futility. Career reinvention is a full contact, immersive, and deliberate activity.

By |2019-05-17T09:09:31-05:00May 17th, 2019|Career, Career Reinvention|4 Comments

Career Reinvention Journal—When It’s Time To Do Something Else

For some individuals navigating the mid-career blahs involves taking on added job responsibilities or even changing positions within their firms. Others seek out new experiences by shifting firms or possibly taking on like-kind roles in new industries.While there’s work involved in all of those cases, the degree of difficulty is relatively low for job changers compared to the challenges faced by those I reference as career reinventors. For this latter group, the process of determining what to do is the first big challenge.

By |2019-04-12T09:27:04-05:00April 12th, 2019|Career, Career Reinvention|0 Comments