Bored as a Gourd? Not an ideal employment state

I’ve been struck the last couple of weeks with the reiteration of one of the things that is extremely detrimental to both employers and employees: boredom at work. I’ve recently been working with an adult client wanting to make a career change.  She is an extremely talented individual, and In talking with her about her current employment  she says she is just a “warm body”.  One of the main reasons she wants a change is because she’s bored as a gourd at work!   She works for a government contractor (the waste of taxpayer money as she sits there bored

Leadership How-To: Combine Communication with Teamwork

To continue our periodic posts on Leadership How-Tos as a suggestion from participants in my last Leadership I class, I’d like to suggest an activity that combines two of the class topics: 1. Teamwork 2.  Communication In the class, everyone takes a Communication Style Assessment .  You can click the link and order a paper copy like the one taken in the class for $14.00 each or click here to see all the other products that go along with the assessment.  You can order the online version for $16.00 or even order $2.00 blinking pins for each of the four different styles.

Marketing Yourself Must Go Beyond the Traditional Resume

Considering a career change or actively looking for a job?  Just brushing up your resume isn’t going to get you where you want to be, most likely.  Even if you are not on an active job hunt, creating a personal brand for yourself that highlights your strengths and expertise can help you get to where you want to be.  In addition, using a variety of mediums or avenues to market yourself is important.   In the days of googling everyone and everything, you need to have a web presence. I have one client who TOTALLY gets this.  While we spent

I’m going public!

I spent the whole month of January last year blogging about New Year’s Resolution-ish posts tied mostly to goal setting.    You can check them all out here: Strategic Resolutions Your Stop Doing List   (The article by Jim Collins linked in this post is one of my absolute favs) Goal Setting- A Series Goal Setting- Diminishing Returns Goal Setting- Feedback Although I’m not going to spend the whole month of January this year talking about making yourself over with goal setting, (because by the time we get to the end of January we will probably have ditched most of our