I recently read an article about career strategies, and it inspired today’s post. I took some time to reflect on my day to day and the relationship dynamics I’ve seen in my line of work. One such observation frequently happens to executives: As professionals scale the corporate ladder, their schedules quickly become booked and they begin to detach from external networking and developing relationships with the recruiters in their market. However, there can be a sudden shift in the marketplace
What is luck? Luck is being presented with the right opportunity at the right time, usually by what seems like pure chance. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author, spent his career studying luck and the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. He discovered that, to a significant extent, people create their own good and bad fortune. Wiseman’s research study investigated the lives of 400 men and women who considered themselves to be either lucky or unlucky. For
Years ago, Pablo Picasso was sitting in a café in Paris doodling on a napkin when an admirer of his work excitedly approached him. “Can you draw a quick sketch for me? I’ll pay you for it.” she asked. “Sure” said Picasso. He proceeded to draw a quick sketch and then handed the napkin over to her. “Here you go. That’ll be twenty thousand dollars.” “What?!” exclaimed the woman in shock. “It took you two minutes to draw that.” “No
It was the early 1960s in Mountain View California, a quirky 4th-grade boy begrudgingly woke up and got ready for another day of school. He despised the traditional classroom setting and frequently misbehaved out of sheer boredom. He’d rather be doing what truly made him feel alive and set his soul on fire—working on electronics with his father in their family garage. Throughout high school and during college, he continued to feel bored with the classes he was forced to
What does work-life balance mean to you? Maybe when you hear it, you envision laying on beach a thousand miles away from all responsibilities, email notifications turned off, a drink in hand, and enjoying well-earned time off. However, for most of us, this balance isn’t quite so glamorous, and is more of a constant give and take between work, family, commitments, errands, and “me” time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to sit and consider your personal priorities and values so that you can better understand what work-life balance means to you.
Nov 21, 2016 3:55:03 PM / by Karen Relucio & Cassandra Czech Today, change is constant. New technologies are developed every day, requiring that companies and employees reevaluate themselves to adapt. You may wonder, what do all these business changes mean to my career? It means that the need to align yourself with a company that seeks to develop their employees, instead of disposing of them, is greater than ever. Whether you find yourself looking for a new position or you