Whether you’re looking for a job, asking for a promotion, or focused on reinventing your career, you need to be able to articulate and showcase your Professional Value Proposition (PVP). The same goes for situations where you are asking for more, including angling for a promotion or seeking a raise. It turns out, uncovering and articulating your PVP is a challenging exercise. Here are ideas to help:
Join us for a great session on a career and leadership critical topic: strengthening as a listener. We're live-online at 11:00 a.m. central on 5/21 with Fierce Listening: The Key to Leadership and Career Success.
While you might be correct in assuming I've read too much science fiction and fantasy, it turns out two skills they don't teach you in most professional development programs are essential for your success. I'm referencing altitude adjustment and time-travel.
Note from Art: I’m drawing from my inventory of over 2,000 articles to share ideas that help during this challenging period. The article below is one of my favorites on our need to hit the pause button once in a while. And, I miss my referenced routine of recharging once per week at the local library. Soon…I hope. Be safe!
We like routines, and those have been put on hold—some likely forever. A new normal will emerge, and much of it won’t feel like the old normal. That's disorienting and can leave many of us swirling. Here are six ideas to help you reset and stop the swirl:
What are you doing weekly to develop, renew, and repair key workplace relationships deliberately? If you don't have a solid answer for this question plus calendar time dedicated to the work, it needs to be elevated to your priority list. It's time to make strengthening your workplace network a top priority. In this article, I share why and how, along with a few finer points for consideration.
The opportunity to work with a coach in support of your development can be a game-changer for you in your career. Or not. The outcome, in large part, is up to you. Here are seven tips to help you get the most out of your coaching arrangement:
Words matter! We all know this, yet for many, there's room to strengthen how we present and project ourselves in our daily exchanges with colleagues, team members, and bosses. In this episode of the Leadership and Management Book Talk Podcast, Wally Bock and I share our favorite resources for strengthening communication skills.
It turns out, ignoring or avoiding the political environment in your workplace is naïve and career limiting. Instead, you need to rethink and reframe your relationship with office politics and focus on building clean-power. Here are seven ideas to help:
In my professional travels, I encounter a large number of individuals who express extreme frustration with their working lives. Many of them admit this state of unsettledness creeps into their personal lives, sowing stress and strain along the way. While some situations are generally rotten, in many instances, it is possible to counteract a sense of powerlessness by reframing your situation and acting differently. Here are five ideas to help you regain control: