Surviving Leadership Chaos
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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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How to navigate your career with intent

How to navigate your career with intent | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

By developing an individualized career plan and following through with it, you'll be better prepared to move into leadership positions in the future. 

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(From the article): If you aspire to senior leadership, start by demonstrating that you’re a leader. Map your path and build and maintain relationships with senior managers by clearly articulating your goals and consistently delivering results. And rely on your mentors and sponsors to point you towards growth opportunities, even if they’re not exactly the ones you had in mind. The road to senior leadership can be challenging, but you can set yourself up for success by zeroing in on your goals, making them known to your organization and surrounding yourself with supportive senior leaders.
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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away.

 

Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and HR leaders and have heard a common theme:we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.


Via Martin Gysler, David Hain
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(From the article): Well the world has changed. Today, thanks to communications technology, people can do their "jobs" everywhere and anywhere.  We collaborate across the globe just as easily as we can in the same room. People don't necessarily progress "upward," but often "sideways" or "deeper" in expertise.

 

And as a result of this shift, if you let your skills atrophy, you're dead.  Your employer can likely find those skills elsewhere by hiring a contractor, bidding out work, or finding another internal expert. We have entered a workforce where deep skills are the currency of employment, not just experience.

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Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:36 AM
Yes David, a long time ago that things have changed ... finally happily. I think you gave good advice to your children, who will always be on the safe side if they focus on life and relationships.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:43 AM
@ Don - I read an article last week on the same subject and I think you say right that deep skills are (or should be) the currency of the job. More and more companies have understood this reality today.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:54 AM
@Trumans - Yes, I totally agree with you. Relationships and our network is more important than ever. It is sometimes simply complicated, for me, to set a limit ... :-). Your training seems to be great, if you can put together five acronyms and if those who follow the training understands the strong message sent.
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Looking for a job? Here are 8 reasons you need to blog

Looking for a job? Here are 8 reasons you need to blog | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a job or just entering the work force, I always recommend blogging as a way to get ahead... in almost any career. Here’s why.
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(From the article): Here is the last thing you say to your interviewer: “I’ve enjoyed our time together but there is so much more I could tell you about my abilities. I hope you’ll take a look at my blog (the web address is on my resume) so you can see for yourself the way I think about things.” And you know what? They’ll do it. You have just extended your interview by another 15-30 minutes and that may make all the difference!
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