NANCY FREDERICKS INTERNATIONAL
David Copperfield was described by FORBES as commercially the most successful magician in history. He credits PASSION, PREPARATION AND PERSISTENCE as important factors to achieving his dream career. Umm…. not bad traits to emulate. What would passion, preparation and persistence look like in your career?
Your mind can be a powerful creation generator or barrier…. You get to choose which mentality your life will experience.
The reality is that today’s workplace calls for both executive men and women, along with a whole slew of diverse outlooks who come together to succeed in our tough, demanding business environment.
I talk to women executives all day long. Some recent hires while others are long-term employees. One of the saddest considerations I hear from these talented executive women is: “I’m waiting to find out what is happening with my career.”
Are you willing to wrestle some sacred cows to open time on your calendar?
A successful manager’s role is hard work and not for the faint-hearted. Expectations from both senior management and employees squeeze managers to overstress and exhaustion.
How adept are you at generating a strategically designed network with an eye on adding oomph to your career? The upside to social media is that it’s the perfect environment to introduce yourself strategically. The downside is, used inappropriately, it can also be the destruction of your career. How you tap into it determines whether it reinforces or damages you.
What’s heroic about working yourself to exhaustion? Where is the superwoman winning the hearts and minds of others when we choose project assignments over anything that is important to us? It’s healthy, even common sense, to draw boundary lines against the time erosion of our company’s expectations.
Let’s face it. Gossip in business is unavoidable… It’s like weeds, tricky to control… and it never disappears. If it’s inevitable, and it is, what can you do to mitigate the impact it has on you?
Simply being present while sitting on the sideline doesn’t win you any points. It’s the meetings where your leaders see the breadth of your decision-making, leadership strategic thinking, and where your acumen is revealed that make a difference to your career.
Satisfaction doesn’t travel an effortless path. You’re sure to face a sense of failure, even a lowering of your spirit somewhere along the way.