Category Archives for "Career"

Does Success Bring Happiness or Happiness Bring Success?

Career , Work-Life Balance

In what may be the funniest of TED talks, author and psychologist Shawn Achor presents the idea that the most commonly held formula for success is wrong. “If we work hard, we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we will be happy.” Shawn says that recent discoveries in the field […]

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A Guide to Burnout: What It Is, and How to Overcome It

Career , Work-Life Balance

You are not alone. Burnout is a common condition among professional business people. A Gallop survey found that 2.7 million workers in Germany reported symptoms of burnout. Another survey found 30% of UK-based HR directors felt their companies had widespread burnout. The effects are serious. These tips from multiple blogs and high-performance people such as […]

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Do You Have What It Takes? The Skills 1,261 Recruiters Value Most

Career

Bloomberg Business reporters Francesca Levy and Christopher Cannon completed the Bloomberg annual survey of which job skills are most valued in managers. They reported their results on Bloomberg.com on February 9, 2016. I thought this was something you might find of value in your career and learning decisions. I hope you do find it of […]

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How to Create a SWOT Analysis

Career , Strategy , SWOT

A SWOT analysis can help you discover the best direction to move, strengths you can take advantage of, and weaknesses you need to avoid or shore up. Making a SWOT analysis worthwhile takes brainstorming, discussion, arguing, prioritizing, and finally, executing an action plan. It should break new ground and create new insights into developing a […]

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How to Create a SWOT Action Plan

Career , Strategy , SWOT , Time Management and Personal Productivity

SWOT Analysis should drive actions and decisions. They should not be an academic or discussion exercise. Use a SWOT Action Plan to identify the actions the SWOT Analysis will drive. The SWOT Action Plan is a matrix that identifies where the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats can be leveraged and employed across each other. At […]

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Driving Your Career with a Personal SWOT Analysis

Career , SWOT Analysis and Action Plan , Time Management and Personal Productivity

At work we often go to great lengths to analyze, plan, do, and review. Then we get home, relax, and coast. We all need time to renew, rebuild and connect with friends and loved ones. But, what if we took some of our analytic ability and business tools and applied it to our own careers […]

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Where SWOT Analysis Go Wrong

Career , Strategy , SWOT

One best practice tool that’s almost always used (or should be used) before making a change in organizations, projects, or even personal life and career is a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. If you’ve done a SWOT analysis before don’t stop reading here. Most SWOTs can be done better. A […]

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