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Key Career Growth Questions
There's more to career growth than aspirations and goals. These four key career growth questions provide a grounded foundation for pursuing those professional goals. I had an excellent intake meeting this week with a Career Growth Program member, someone fully embedded in one company and his leadership role. He had enrolled in the program not because he intends to move jobs but rather with a view to having more influence over what happens in his 50's and beyond. The thought process of our intake…
How much of YOU should go into your personal brand story and profile?
The YOU In Your Brand
I get to work with fascinating and inspiring clients. And a lot of what we do together as part of personal branding is making sense of the various threads of their stories. How they got here. What they offer. And where they’re going. I was meeting with a client this week who in addition to having built up a not-for-profit, has both an unusual early professional background and a rich, extra-curricular artistic life. The question:
How much of HER can and should go into her pers…
Recommendations on LinkedIn's Viewers of this Profile Also Viewed Setting
Stop Diminishing the Impact of that Valuable Visit to Your LinkedIn Profile
There's a LinkedIn feature that in most cases does you no good, and may even harm the overall impression you're making on your LinkedIn profile. You can't see it when your editing or viewing your profile. And you have no control over it. What it looks like on your profile is only discoverable if you view your profile from someone else's account. That is, the Viewers of this profile also viewed setting.
What's the problem w…
How to improve the work experience section in the new LinkedIn profile (Video)
Are you paying attention to the newly designed experience section in your LinkedIn Profile?
Why the bar has been raised (again) on the market's expectations of your profile
LinkedIn's new interface puts a lot of attention on your current experience via three changes.
They default your Summary content to closed (only showing two-lines of content)
They default your non-current / older work experience to closed (needs to be clicked to see what's there)
And they've defaulted your current experience co…
Time to Step on the Gas?
My daughter is learning to drive and I found myself in the passenger seat this morning gripping the armrest as we approached in traffic a tricky, double-lane, 100-degree curve.
My daughter is working through the very natural tendency to have too much confidence in situations with hidden danger and not enough confidence and decisiveness in the situations that require her to go for it. It’s easy to get it mixed up. Instead of caution, you drive too fast when more thought, preparation or awareness o…
Gratitude is a Career Skill - The Most Important Minute of My Day
It can be very easy to get lost in the dark side of what’s not going well. What could you be grateful for right now in your professional life? For me, I’m feeling grateful on a variety of fronts and excited and energized by the work that I get to do. The Career Growth Program now has customers going through their first month with great feedback and there are more about to start. I’m working with some talented and interesting clients and I’m grateful for the trust they besto…
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