Category Archives: Career Paths

Choosing the right career; career development goals; personal SWOT; development plan; motivation; success skills

A Friendly Note to a New Manager or Supervisor

So you have a new job, or have been recently promoted. You are now moving on from doing things to getting things done. This is not always an easy transition, even to the most mature person. But when you are … Continue reading

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Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others

Look Inward Before You Try to Change Others.

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How do successful people reach their goals? [3 min HBR video]

Successful people do things differently. Here’s how. Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Presentation?

Lessons from watching TED talks about what makes a great presentation Continue reading

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Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – A McKinsey Video

We’ve all observed that there’s a rise in project-based work, which corresponds with the knowledge economy—fewer dedicated jobs and long, stable careers and much more, “How do I combine a skill set with a need that you have?” And I think that as we see these kinds of shifts in the workplace, we’re going to see “giving” skills become more important, because a lot of getting work done then becomes about working with, for, and through other people. Continue reading

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Win at Workplace Conflict – An HBR Blog Post

Stay focused, pick your fights, build empathy, use humour and develop relationships to effectively manage conflict at work Continue reading

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When We Learn From Failure (and When We Don’t) – From HBR Blog Network

We are less likely to learn from our mistakes when we dodge accountability for what’s gone wrong. Continue reading

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7 Things to Read Before Choosing a Career

The career you choose has so many implications for your future. What you encourage your kids to do or avoid in terms of careers can affect not just their future incomes, but also their life’s happiness, satisfaction and overall quality. Hence the need to look before you leap. Continue reading

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Here are 9 things that successful people do differently

Why do some people succeed in life while others don’t? Based on extensive research, Heidi Grant Halvorson published an article, in the HBR Blog Network titled Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. Read more about it and get the text to the HBR article. Continue reading

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Are You Serious About Imagination?

“This story is about taking imagination seriously. Fourteen years ago, I first encountered this ordinary material, fishnet, used the same way for centuries. Today, I’m using it to create permanent, billowing, voluptuous forms the scale of hard-edged buildings in cities around the world. I was an unlikely person to be doing this. I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven.” Continue reading

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