There's a well-known mind-body connection when it comes to exercise. The hard work of career reinvention is helped considerably when you commit to a parallel activity of physical transformation
There's no doubt leadership development is important. However, top leaders in successful organizations understand they owe much of their success to great managers who make their firms go and grow. They also understand the connectivity between leader and manager and they focus on developing the whole professional.
For many mid-to-late career professionals, the lure of doing something different is strong. Unfortunately, the barriers in our minds are often stronger. A critical success factor is giving yourself permission to reinvent your career. Once you eliminate this hurdle, the process is navigable.
Filled with practical ideas and approaches to strengthen your performance as a manager, better support your team and drive results, High Performance Accelerator for Managers (live-online + mentoring) is a great next step for your professional development.
For too many experienced professionals, the later stages of their careers feel more like prison sentences than rich opportunities to learn and grow. Yet, investing time to rethink your personal purpose and cause through the lens of your experience, can set the stage for the most productive, rewarding portion of your career and life.
For most people, the idea of reinventing themselves in their careers remains a fantasy. However, for those who do move from fantasy and ideas to actions, the career reinvention process is filled with obstacles to be overcome. Here are 5 big lessons learned from some successful career reinventors:
Very few of us escape our careers without working for a dictator-manager at some point in time. If it's your time, here are 4 tactics you can use to keep your values and your sanity intact:
Too often, our approach to professional development and growth comes in the form of big, broad solutions and approaches. While these approaches sound appealing, they often don't address the core behaviors essential for improving performance. Instead, learn to thin-slice your professional development for effective behavior change. It helps to recruit a Swim Buddy along the way.
Peter Drucker's classic article, "Managing Oneself" may be the best career guide since Ben Franklin penned Poor Richard's Almanack. Here are six added questions for our era to accompany Drucker's simply powerful original five.
Perhaps the single most valuable piece of career advice I ever received happened early in my career. I'm not certain I understood the importance of this advice at the time, but it stuck with me. The advice is: