Career Health…

Those who know me, know that I’ve recently started a life change of eating healthier.  Cutting out all the processed food, and eating more fruits and veggies.. you know the “good” stuff =).  Well, in doing so I stumbled across a nice article that is somewhat of a self assessment on how you view your career “health”.  This article gives sound advice on how to organize your life to ensure everyday is productive and focused.  Just like tweaking the food you eat… tweaking your schedule could very well be the best career decision all of us have had in a long while.

The article “5 Activities to Strengthen Your Career Muscle”  by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter focuses on 5 different techniques..

  1. Simplify your space…
  2. Big-picture your schedule…
  3. Recognize that little choices matter…
  4. Make peace with perfectionism
  5. Align yourself with complementary others…

After reading.. how do you stack up?  Is your professional life clutter free? Do you have colleagues, mentors that you partner with to grow and learn from.  Long and short I believe the underling issues is to GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE and make some changes!!  Change is good! It helps us all grow…

Cheers to growth!! MAKE IT A GREAT WEEK!!

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What’s your management style??..??

Are you a manager with an dynamic team of employees??..?? Wanna keep’em? If so you may want to think about the way you manage.  Are you open to suggestions? Have that “open door” mentality? Do you challenge your employees without being overboard?  How about offering support when a problem pops up? If you’re having problems with any of these then there may be a problem and your employees may just be looking for a better opportunity.

Most managers don’t realize that even though the market isn’t what it use to be, good people can get good jobs anywhere, and frankly that’s the type of individuals I target! =) Individuals that are working, not as happy as they would like to be in their current career, maybe they’re not working with the “latest and greatest” technologies…. maybe their boss doesn’t allow them the opportunity to work remotely/telecommute, or maybe they just don’t feel challenged – every day is the same ‘ole thing.. day in and day out…

Maybe instead of doing “weekly meetings” or “employee reviews”, managers should start being reviewed by their team… just a thought

Here’s a great article that all managers should read… “How to be a great manager that employees want to work with”

Again.. Just a thought 😉