Friday, November 20, 2020

Best Management Practices

 “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” – Walt Disney

For those of your in management / leadership roles, your obligation to your staff is to place he / she in a position to succeed. That needs to be your focus. If you fulfill this requirement and are provided the resources to work efficiently and effectively by the organization, odds are that you will experience success.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Complacency Breeds Failure

 

"Complacency Breeds Failure" - Andy Grove (Intel)

How you present yourself in person and in writing matters. Your interactions are interpreted by employers, potential employers, customers, partners, vendors and colleagues. Therefore, ALWAYS take the extra few minutes and make sure your presentation, whether it be resume, presentation or appearance is A+++

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Career Management

 

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as you mind lets you. What you believe you can achieve." – Mary Kay Ash

I have spoken with so many people for intentionally limit themselves about their careers. They have been beat up and bruised in the cutthroat workplace. I always point out accomplishments and make recommendations for what they can do better. If you need an objective opinion, identify a mentor who can help provide perspective to you.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Work and Life Balance

 "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life".

The best professionals have "life balance". Many of us suffer from what I call Life Inbalance Syndrome (LIS). Be aware that LIS is easy to catch and can be hard to break. Just understanding the existence of LIS is 50% of your battle.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Don't get "married" to one company or job opportunity.

 

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama


You know that company you always wanted to work for...well, maybe it really is not all that it seems. There are always other great opportunities...do not be blinded by one job or one sexy company.


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Friday, November 6, 2020

Excellence or Mediocrity

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit - Aristotle

Friends, colleagues, managers, customers, vendors will define you by repeated, consistent performance, not "one-shot" successes. Excellence will always be treated different than mediocrity. Therefore, raise the bar and do not stand on your past laurels.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Winning in the Workplace (Quote)

 

To Win In the Marketplace, You Must Win in the Workplace - - Doug Cowart


Sounds cliche but no - think about it. If you are looking for a job (job market = marketplace), then you must demonstrate how you can win in the workplace (showcase your successes).


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