Everybody says you have to build a professional brand and reputation to succeed. But how do you distinguish yourself and be remembered when everyone else has the same goals? And you’re busy and not only want to network “the right way” and create an attention-getting resume, but you also want to get results for your efforts. You want to attract the right opportunities for you!
For the Leader in You
Have you noticed how some people—some leaders—are always high performers? They never break a sweat and nothing seems to faze them. They handle stressful situations with equanimity and never seem out-of-control. They are more resilient and less reactive. The question is: how do you amp up your performance?
Are you tired of struggling to engage meeting participants? No one talks. Participants (using that term loosely, because of course there isn’t any participation!) look around whenever you ask for input. You are frustrated and tired of being the only one with ideas or even talking.
Are you tired of going it alone at work? You love most of your job, but there are certain tasks that you’d rather avoid. Add the fact that you’ve noticed that several colleagues seem very, very different than you. Intrigued by the implications for you and your quality of work? Good. Read on!
Maybe you are fed up with your colleague—he’s so rude! Or maybe you’re tired of dealing with Mr. or Ms. Sensitive. Either way, my bet is that you’re frustrated and wondering not just what’s wrong with your colleague, but what to do about it.
Are you at your wits’ end trying to deal with staff who don’t get along? The near-constant stream of he-said, she-said is not just exhausting, but it detracts from your team’s focus on the work. Worse yet, you feel like you’ve got to spend your time being a kindergarten cop. Not fun.
You know what you need to do, but your boss or someone else up the chain of command won’t make a decision. Either he or she doesn’t have time, doesn’t understand, or doesn’t care. Whatever the reason is, this person is frustrating you and makes you think it’s time to polish your resume.
Have you noticed how some leaders have an amazing rapport with and inspire loyalty from team members? Actually, it’s more than that: team members happily to go the extra mile all the time! And all you can think is, “how do I do that?”
Do you want to increase the collaboration on your team? You’ve got great people, you’ve invested in them, and yet their performance, both individually and as a team, could be a lot better. Instead of seeking out each other as a support, they keep information and ideas to themselves. They don’t help each other. Meetings are boring and fail to produce results. Keep reading because there is hope!
You want a better culture, but how do you make it happen? You tried a culture-change initiative and it didn’t work. Or, you’ve heard others who have and complained about the results, or lack thereof. Either way, you’re struggling with what to do next, because what you’re doing now isn’t working. The culture isn’t changing and you’re tired of losing your best people.