Each and every day, I am amazed at how many professionals take on new challenges, work hard to overcome obstacles and volunteer to take on new tasks or responsibilities. It is rewarding to see these professionals grow and learn from mistakes, failures and successes. Continue reading Courage
What is the WOW Factor? For those of you wanting to advance your careers, you need to know this. Simply put, it is the ability to “Wow” your colleagues, supervisors and senior executives. The reason it is called Wow is because the activity, behavior or contributions were not expected. So, what can you do to Wow everyone to ensure you are noticed and most importantly are selected for the promotion? Continue reading The WOW Factor
In the current market conditions, all companies are competing to hire talented professionals. To attract these professionals, companies are exhausting their creativity to offer more or better perks than others. Over the past two decades, I have witnessed so many fantastic, and a few not-so-good, benefits or perks to attract the professionals they need. Anything and everything from unique retirement plans, medical benefits, casual Friday, cool biz, robust bonus structures, dynamic commission and incentive schemes, to free lunches, fully stocked food and drink bars within a minute from your desk and of course the flexible working schedule. With companies offering more attractive working conditions, perks and work styles, the way we work continues to change at a high pace. Especially as technology continues to enable us to “work” from “anywhere,” the pace of work-style change will continue to increase.
Continue reading Working Styles
One thing that I have learned through sports, athletic endeavors and business is when you are passive or careless, that is when disaster happens!
For those of you that ski or snowboard, have you ever been on a simple slope or even a relatively flat run and you have a nasty fall? You naturally feel you have everything under control due to your skill and experience, but forget about the basics, or your attention is on other things and bam!, life teaches you a lesson. Continue reading Ouch!
Do you have the feeling of being stuck or bored in your job, career of choice or in other aspects of your life? Everyone goes through emotional ups and downs, but before you call it quits or make dramatic changes, first try routine changes.
Many of the below are very simple “out-of-work” ideas, but they are effective in helping you manage the down times. In addition, they also give you different and unique perspectives.
It already feels like summer is over and most of the tans have all faded. Indeed, most of my clients, colleagues and acquaintances have all had their summer vacations, if they were lucky enough to do so. I was very happy to have spent many days in the US with some on the beach. In this post, I would like to focus on what I learned while on vacation. These are all very obvious, but the reality of these truths seemed to have affected me much more this year than others.