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  • The First 5 Things to Do When You Hate Your Career and Want a Change
    by Kathy Caprino - February 19, 2019
    Thousands of professionals are stuck in unhappy careers because they have a misguided belief that if they start exploring a new career, they’ll lose everything that matters to them. They worry that they’ll risk losing hard-earned money, status, title, flexibility, their place in their field because of years of experience, and more. It’s fear of loss and of giving up the “security” of their curr...
  • Be a Quester: Develop a Visionary Mindset
    by Carole Kanchier - February 18, 2019
    We live in a world that is changing faster than we as humans can currently internalize. We’re on the cusp of an exponential growth curve leading to a future that we may not even recognize. To succeed, we must develop visionary mindsets. A visionary is someone who thinks about the future or advancements in creative and imaginative ways. Visionaries have strong, original ideas about how things might be different in t...
  • Forget Win-Lose and Win-Win. How About Simply 'Win'
    by Steve Farber - February 15, 2019
    If you listen to the leadership gurus, you tend to hear that there are two possible outcomes in any relationship interaction: win-lose—which you are told to avoid—and win-win—which you are told to strive for at all costs. They’re not wrong, but I would like to suggest that they aren’t going far enough. What do I think you should be looking for when you interact with others? I can tell you in...
  • What Have You Abandoned that You Need to Rediscover?
    by Steve Farber - February 7, 2019
    DON'T KILL YOUR DREAMS. As a responsible business person, I thought it was the right thing to do. I’m pleading guilty: in the one-pointed pursuit of my business endeavors, I killed off the most important passion of my youth. In visiting with entrepreneurs and other leaders, I’ve noticed a similar trend: Many have abandoned things they were passionate about in their earlier days in order to create wh...
  • The Real Story Behind Stretch Assignments
    by Alexandra Levit - February 5, 2019
    Stretch opportunities are all the rage in the workplace. But as popular as they are, it’s unclear why some people decide to accept a stretch assignment or role – and others step aside. It’s also unclear why women haven’t benefited from stretches as much as men. Selena Rezvani is Be Leaderly’s VP of consulting and research and a recognized speaker on women and leadership. She recently led Be...
  • Do You Have Control Over Your Career?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 4, 2019
    Do you take control of your own career? Or, do you wait for others to make your career decisions? How Autonomous Are You? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. I often do things I don't want to do at work. 2. I accept responsibility for the work I do. 3. I'm usually self-reliant at work. 4. I perform tasks required in my job description. 5. I have little influence over things that happen to me at work. 6. I can us...
  • Boost Brain Power: Enhance Each Side of Your Brain
    by Carole Kanchier - January 28, 2019
    Do you have right or left brain thinking abilities? Or do you use both sides equally well? Although we use both hemispheres, scientists suggest we have preferences or strengths for one or the other. To be competitive in today's job market we must develop both creative and analytical thinking styles. Analytical and creative problem solving abilities rely on different skill sets. Sometimes the difference is describe...
  • The Glass Ceiling is a Real Issue, but the 'Velcro Floor' Could be Just as Bad.
    by Steve Farber - January 25, 2019
    We all know what the glass ceiling is and how it affects women in the workplace. Let me introduce you to the concept of the Velcro floor–and tell you one way leaders can help women pull away from it, starting now. If you knew the recipe for a solution to gender inequality at work, you’d share it, right? Well, I read a study the other day that opened my eyes to what women are saying about the lack of a level p...
  • Are You a Perfectionist Who Procrastinates?
    by Carole Kanchier - January 22, 2019
    Are you reluctant to try new things? Make big plans, but don't follow through? Tend to be critical of self and others? If so, you may be a perfectionist procrastinator. Perfectionism and procrastination often go hand-in-hand. Certain characteristics drive perfectionists to delay things. What does this quiz say about you? Are you a perfectionist procrastinator? Answer “yes” or “no.” 1....
  • The High Cost of Complacency in Career Development
    by Linda Dobogai - January 22, 2019
    John F. Kennedy once said “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” No doubt he was referencing running a government. However, this same perspective applies to personal career development. We all have our “comfort zones”. Psychologically they can be seen as space, movements, and people with which we are familiar, withi...