Positioning yourself for opportunity is all about storytelling. But before you get wrapped up in how you tell your story to others, revisit the "career stories" you tell yourself. Make sure you evaluate the narratives you've developed about your interests and goals, your work history, your failures and capabilities, and determine whether those serve you… Continue reading Revisit the “career stories” you tell yourself. Are they holding you back?
Let's separate your decisions to do something - or not do something - in your career from whether you are capable of accomplishing it.
You can't manage your career more proactively if you have thinking that holds you back. Resolve the most common mindset blocks! By doing so, you free yourself up to make better decisions and sound investments in yourself. This is a million times better rather than pouring time, energy, and money into externalities that you don't… Continue reading Mindset blocks: let’s get rid of these
How to be assertive is one of those topics that I've always found to be a little funny. Assertive in what way? Assertive according to whom? If you've ever received the constructive criticism or professional feedback to be more assertive or to be less assertive, and you're struggling with this feedback, I've got some great… Continue reading Rethinking how to be assertive
Companies often set up their management roles as rewards for outstanding individual performance. There is one fundamental problem with this: individual achievement has nothing to do with good management. (See my post on the differences among leadership and management and authority.) But all is not lost! In order to transition well from stellar individual performance to… Continue reading Growth Mindset: The #1 Key to Management Mastery