Taking Charge of Your Career Progression
Jun29

Taking Charge of Your Career Progression

Career progression in academia and health care industries – specifically hospital administration seems to use a closed system for career movement. The majority of the people I have worked with over the last five years in these industries do not use social professional networks such as LinkedIn to advance their careers. Most of their career progression is facilitated through an established internal network. When that network...

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Five Basic Tenets for Your Career Path
Sep01

Five Basic Tenets for Your Career Path

No matter if you are early in your career, mid-career or late in your career, having an eye on your career path will help you make better decisions during your climb to the top. Here are some basic tenants for managing your career path: There is no one right path to a successful career. While there may be some natural career progressions to follow (at least initially) – successful people did not follow a rigid path to the top....

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Probe Three Areas to Accelerate Professional Development
Jul30

Probe Three Areas to Accelerate Professional Development

Let’s be clear – you are in charge of your own personal development. Your organization may have systems or processes in place; however maximizing their effectiveness requires work by your manager, HR and yourself. The only cog in that wheel you have control over is yourself. That being said, here are some areas to probe in your organization to get the most out of your personally and professional experiences. Is a Performance Review...

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How to Infuse Success into Succession Planning
Jun26

How to Infuse Success into Succession Planning

Succession planning is a strategic people objective in many organizations. It is the cornerstone of having the right people in the right jobs for the organization to meet its short and long-term goals. Many organizations struggle with acquiring the right business, technical and leadership skills to drive performance and cultural results. The right complement of people is more difficult than buying a piece of equipment or software, yet...

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Three Pitfalls a New Manager Should Avoid
Mar26

Three Pitfalls a New Manager Should Avoid

Congratulations, you have been promoted to a new manager role within your organization. With that new manager title comes some responsibilities to yourself, your staff and the organization. How you handle your transition into the new manager role will set the stage for how your direct reports, peers and boss evaluate your potential. These three pitfalls new managers face are common. It may take a little maneuvering to avoid doing them...

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Is Your Career Progression on Track?
Feb23

Is Your Career Progression on Track?

You probably have asked yourself that question, “Is your career progression on track?” several times over your lifetime. Perhaps early in your career, you made great traction and then things slowed down or you were a slow starter and are ready to figure how to ramp your career progression up. Either way, questioning your progress is natural and normal. When evaluating your career progression, think about the pivotal points along the...

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