Archive for 'Transitioning'

The Job Is Yours To Lose

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The Job Is Yours To Lose

Have you ever been nervous about beginning a new job? Most of us are as excited about a new work opportunity as we are uncertain about the proper way to take on the new assignment—and we know it takes more than luck to succeed.

Avoid going into the position ‘blind”: take the time to prepare yourself and gain the support and guidance that will make the difference between success, just getting by, or not making the grade. Consider the oft-quoted phrase  ...

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Instinctual Focus – Decision Making and the Praying Mantis

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Instinctual Focus – Decision Making and the Praying Mantis

Mantis-1A Natural Process to Decision Making
A few weeks ago I attended an advanced management training to learn the decision making techniques of some of the most successful business leaders.  The emphasis of the program was on staying focused to achieve clarity in the decision making process. The business owners and corporate executives in the audience were lead through some deep breathing exercises, similar to the techniques used in yoga and other ...

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Don’t Let Downsizing Keep You Down

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Don’t Let Downsizing Keep You Down

A good friend, a woman I’ve known since grammar school, was recently downsized from her job. As difficult as it is for her to say, she was fired after investing 30 years in the company.

The mandate directed her boss to reduce his staff from five to two; shortly a second directive required elimination of the two remaining positions. This lady holds a Bachelor degree and continually received positive reviews for the diverse positions she held at the company over her ...

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Starting a New Job

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Starting a New Job

Are you preparing to start a new job, perhaps as a result of a promotion, internal change, relocation or beginning with a new company? The manner in which you position yourself on those first few days will carry with you for a long time, so be smart and plan ahead.

You cannot start too early to get your boats in order and prepare yourself to get a strong start.

Everyone knows that we make snap judgments of people at the initial encounter. ...

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