Archive for networking SmartBlogs
Tracey starts her new job today. She is the incoming director of quality for a manufacturing organization, and she’s ready to hit the ground running. Tracey is going have a successful first 30 days in her new role. Why? Because she has made the transition into new organizations on several occasions, and she’s learned a few things about how to go from unknown entity to respected leader in short order.[…] Continue Reading »
Your company has a shadow organization, whether you realize it or not.
That doesn’t mean that your company is running a spy collective worthy of the CIA. It means that your business has an unofficial set of relationships that influences how things are done in your organization.
Navigating these shadow organizations can be the difference between surviving and succeeding in the workplace.[…] Continue Reading »
Leaders need to inspire the trust of those they lead. When the heat is on, leaders need to radiate calmness, clarity and most of all confidence.
Belief in yourself is essential to leadership that must be communicated through words and example to others whom you are asked to lead. They are looking to their leader for direction as well as for hope and often inspiration.[…] Continue Reading »
Networking is the preferred job-searching method, as about 80% of positions are never advertised. The best way to access the hidden or unadvertised job market is having an internal champion and being on hiring authorities’ radar before an opening is posted.
I’ve been a CEO 10 times. I can’t say that I know all the keys to success, but I have a lot of experiences with what CEOs need and more importantly, their greatest fears. For it’s these fears that single out the CEO from other roles in business.
When things are going great, it’s the CEO who is often singled out as the hero.[…] Continue Reading »