CAREER TRANSITION: A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

CAREER TRANSITION: A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Companies and their needs evolve, they get acquired, they move their offices, they shift their business models and all too often their employees end up as casualties.  Career transition is nothing to be ashamed of.  It has become incredibly commonplace. 
 

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2020 VISION: THE IMPORTANCE OF LONG-RANGE PLANNING

2020 VISION: THE IMPORTANCE OF LONG-RANGE PLANNING

Growing an organization in these turbulent times is challenging.   Having a long-range plan is an important tool for achieving growth over the long term.  The short-term focus that has captivated so many companies creates opportunities for those that are patient and willing to invest in the future.  The best way to invest in the future is to get your organization talking about it today.  No better time than the current to begin working on your 2020 Vision.

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WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

The decision to hire someone with a different work style and approach is the easy part. The harder part is flexing your style as a manager to allow someone with a different work style than yours to be themselves and excel. Too often we try to change people to fit in to an organizations culture. The best companies leverage diversity as a strength. They try to hire people with diverse work styles, and backgrounds and most importantly they create space within the organization for people to play to their personal strengths.
 

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MEETING REQUEST: LET ME WASTE ONE MORE HOUR OF YOUR DAY

MEETING REQUEST: LET ME WASTE ONE MORE HOUR OF YOUR DAY

Meetings are the death of work productivity.  According to various sources there are 25 million meetings per day in the United States.  That amounts to $37 billion in annual productivity lost as a result of meetings.  Just yesterday I heard another example of a senior team in a large publicly traded company holding a three-hour meeting to plan for a full day meeting.  The tyranny must end.  

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