As a leader who cares about the health of their career, you need relationships with reputable executive recruiters (aka headhunters). The executive search or recruiting firms looking for management-level to executive-level talent can be an important channel of opportunity. Here are 12 ways to demonstrate credibility and build a relationship with a headhunter. First, search […]
When the only person in your organization who knows the good work you do is your immediate manager, you have a problem. There is no getting around the fact that you need profile and relationships in other parts of your organization. Your goal is to have important, influential people in your organization think you are golden. One of their most valuable employees.
Between where you are now and the future you envision for yourself is an inner enemy. That enemy is **resistance**. From Steven Pressfield:
> On the field of the Self stand a knight and a dragon.
> You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon.
The bolder your vision, the more formidable your enemy. Every one of us goes toe-to-toe with this enemy everyday. From sticking to an exercise regime or healthy eating, to professional projects like:
* Launching your own thing
* Proactively moving out of your current job
* Expanding your professional network
I recently received this nice looking notice from LinkedIn regarding my LinkedIn profile. My initial reaction was to be pleased and pat myself on the back. Hey, my profile was top 1% of most viewed profiles for the year! Sounds great. However, with 200 million users and growing, that puts me in the company of […]
In the Inbox of my DevonThink Pro Office app, I keep a Read/Review folder to which I post articles and sites to, well, you know. I just came across this. It isn’t that new (April, 2011). This articles deserves to be posted it because it is awesome. And the writer, Merlin Mann, is well, awesome as well. Specifically, Merlin gives […]
I came across great career advice the other day, backed up by research. I have unfortunately misplaced the source. The advice was as follows: When you are choosing whether to align yourself with a job opportunity or not (new job, promotion, project), and in particular when you have some choice, pay careful attention to your […]
A few years back, I wrote an article that seemed to resonate with people. The title was Stop Undermining yourself at work. Delighted to find out yesterday that this article was featured yesterday on the US Yahoo home page. Pretty cool. If you’ve stopped by as a result of that article, welcome. Glad to have […]
Over the years, I have posted some thoughts and ideas on managing the holiday experience, some of which has been published on Monster.com and other career / job related sites. Thinking it might be of use to highlight them as a collection, here they are for your reading pleasure. If you find yourself with the […]
I imagine that singers, actors and writers have experiences that cause their “voice” to dampen. Or they simply go through phases where they aren’t ready or able to produce their art.
If you visited the site over the last 2 weeks, you may have notice a very different looking site and a few blog posts updating on a migration to Worpress from the Squarespace platform. Having tinkered and tried things out on WordPress (which is a fine platform), I have decided to come back to Squarespace. […]