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5 Signs It's Time for You to Change Careers

5 Signs It's Time for You to Change Careers | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

Many people hate change; contemplating the unknown is scary. So many stick with familiar things even though they no longer fit. This is especially true of careers. Sometimes people get stuck in a career direction or work environment that makes them terribly unhappy, and they stay there because it's tough to change careers once you have gained experience, power, and good compensation.

People often end up in the wrong careers by accident. They start out with a job and become proficient, so they advance and make a good living. They may even start a company in that field. They get so focused on growth, meeting objectives, or making the money to support their lifestyle, they don't realize how toxic their life has become.

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Sometimes you just end up following the wrong career path and it takes someone else to objectively point it out. Here are 5 signs you can identify on your own.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 28, 2014 6:36 PM

If you recognise these signs then it may be time to consider a career change.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 2014 7:02 PM

I left School before any of these became too engrained. I look back in incredible experiences with students and some colleagues with considerable fondness. Other colleagues and bosses less so.



James Cracknell's curator insight, July 29, 2014 4:24 AM

Recognise any of these? - I felt many of them in my career but one that is not mentioned is guilt. Guilt that you are doing a job that many would crave for; guilt that you feel this way at all; guilt that you constantly keep asking that there must be more to life yet how would others that you love feel about a sudden urge to change?


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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

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You Must Develop Diverse, Global Leaders

You Must Develop Diverse, Global Leaders | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |
Walking the tightrope of a global economy is a difficult yet increasingly essential feat businesses must perform to thrive. Those that only cater to one audience have a greater chance of falling behind their competitors and losing market share. 
Implementing sound leadership development is an important strategy to help businesses crack into diverse and emerging markets. Having leaders who understand how a diverse workforce fosters a larger consumer base might seem like common sense, but company executives often overlook the connections between diversity and leadership development, and the business suffers because of it.
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Want to boost the return on your leadership development investment? Make sure to incorporate diversity and inclusion in its design.

DeTrice Rodgers's curator insight, Today, 2:00 AM

I so agree.  Our zip code only reach people in the community, global exposure opens a wealth of world culture.

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Can Networking at the Office Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

Can Networking at the Office Become Too Much of a Good Thing? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

In every office, some employees carry a little more sway than others. Perhaps they’ve amassed enough political capital in the workplace to trade favors with colleagues and persuade supervisors to see things from their point of view. Maybe they can schmooze their way through a sales negotiation or exploit relationships with support staff to smooth the progress of a budget meeting.

Recently, some research has suggested that employees who exhibit this type of political proficiency in the workplace also perform better on the job. After all, if politically savvy employees can network more effectively and rally support across different factions of their department or company, it stands to reason that they also have the ability to exert more positive influence over firm-wide affairs.

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It’s generally presumed that employees who accrue political power at work are higher performers. But those who schmooze a little less are actually the best at their jobs.