Having lived with job loss from all sides, it has become a mission field for me now – helping and providing encouragement for the unemployed and those in job transition. An organized job search shared in community with others of similar circumstances moves you much more quickly and successfully through job loss and transition than trying to go it alone.
…uncertainty, risk….emotional exposure. Ewww! Naked, scary stuff!…Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose…
With leaner, more focused workforces, employers no longer have the time or energy to nurse drama, employee push back and other problematic situations AND get the product out the door cheaper, better, faster, more customer-focused and ahead of the competition….So what skills, abilities and traits are employers seeking in employees?
Strong, effective, open communication is the foundation to empowerment and a trusting, healthy relationship.
In honor of March Madness, ESPN’s “30 for 30,” my alma mater, NC State University, and the late Coach Jimmy Valvano, I repost: Never Give Up! There is a fine line between never giving up and letting go….So how exactly do you let go of control?
I admit to being somewhat of a Reality TV follower. It gets a deserved bum rap at times. When they first appeared years ago, reality shows made for some pretty darned good entertainment (worm eating and multiple-wife families withstanding). Let’s rewind the film back to 2002 and the FOURTH season of CBS’s Survivor: Survivor Marquesa […]
Don’t clamor for an interview. Instead search for the INNER VIEW.
From this day forward, you should consider yourself to be JOE DOE, INC., your own ‘free agent,’ responsible for your own identity, (branding), career and future….It’s ALL about connections.
“….some believe silence is the new loud. Others liken silence to “the sound that mountain lions make when they walk around outside your house!” It just makes people uncomfortable…It has a purpose and can be extremely powerful and effective.”
Every little bit helps. Every little quit hurts.
Responding to a nasty remark with a nasty remark is like trying to remove dirt with mud, (Gary Little).
The higher you go, the wider spreads the network of communication that will make or break you. It extends not only to more people below, but to new levels above. And it extends all around, to endless other departments and interests interacting with yours,” (Donald Walton)