Who is in Charge of Their Careers?

A Look at How We Got Here and What to Do About It It seems like no one knows who is in charge of their career anymore. We go to work each day, but we’re not really sure why we’re there or what we’re supposed to be doing. Our job titles might say one thing, but our responsibilities have changed …

5 Steps to More Confident Decision-Making

How do you make a decision? Do you know the steps? Decisions made impulsively or without careful thought might not always turn out the way you hope they will. Of course, there’s something to be said for instinct and even dumb luck. But what if good decisions were inevitable rather than occasional? Imagine for a moment how it would feel …

Career Decisions Are Never Easy

The Daily Grind People head to work each day and complete the tasks required of them. They do this day in and day out, even though it isn’t rewarding for most. So why do they do it? They like the security of having a steady paycheck. There is more to life than a paycheck and many are starting to realize …

Find Your “Why” at Work

How do you feel about your job? If things have been dragging lately, and you’re coming to experience more dread than delight over Monday mornings, it might be time to take a long, hard look at what you believe. The problem with finding a “Why” at work is not every job speaks to every person. Sometimes we wind up taking …

6 Things You Learn When You Loose Your WHY?

We all lose direction sometimes. From the time we’re children, we find purpose in the things we do fairly easily. We create goals and dream big dreams almost as easily as we breathe or play with our friends. We have a “Why” from the moment someone asks us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” for the …

How to Avoid 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

Guest Article By:   Derek Goodman  Around 400,000 new small businesses are started every year in the U.S. While around 80% of these businesses survive their first year, roughly 50% fail within five years. Many small businesses shut down due to cash flow problems, but poor planning and bad management are also common culprits. Business owners make several common mistakes that …

Finding Your Purpose In Uncertain Times

Concrete steps to find your purpose / deeper dive into the career planning guide COVID-19’s impact on the global workforce is just beginning to be understood. We’ve seen national trends like the “great resignation” resulting from changing employee values, benefits and workspaces. At the same time, new factors are driving many workers away from jobs or into new career pathways. …

The Five Characteristics of Resilient Leadership

No one is immune to setbacks and failures, but resilient leaders are better equipped to deal with them. They have five key characteristics that help them dust themselves off and keep moving forward. This article will discuss those five characteristics that scholars have identified as critical for resilient leadership. What exactly is resilience? The American Psychological Association (APA) defines resilience …

Planning Your Tomorrow In An Uncertain Today

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic years, we are dealing with high level of uncertainty in both employers and employees. Employers are seeing record rates of turnover – what some have called the “great Resignation” – and are redefining workspaces, investing in new technologies, creating trust-building initiatives at their companies. Employees are re-examining their own careers, from upskilling to …

TRUST IN THE FUTURE WORKPLACE

“Leadership is an Achievement of Trust” . . . . .  Peter Drucker The first article in our series on trust addressed why trust in the workplace is so important to create loyal, high-performing teams, which leads to better business for everyone. Next, we talked about ways managers and business leaders can create a culture of trust in their workplaces, …