This week’s round up of posts is geared towards getting you thinking, hopefully, outside of your comfort zone!
Success and Survival
Thoughts 4 Friday – Be Indispensable from Millennial CEO
I started reading Millennial CEO because Daniel Newman is also a co-founder of 12Most which I really enjoy. Please go check it out if you haven’t already. Daniel Newman says in this post:
Here are four questions that you need to be able to answer with YES if you want to go from currently employed to forever employable.
- Are you always looking for ways to be better at what you do?
- Do you take initiative to solve problems?
- Do you embrace learning opportunities?
- Are you willing to embrace change?
This post has great points that explain why these questions are critical to you over the long-haul. By the way, can you answer YES to all these? Let me ask you this question- Tell me about a time you recently embraced change and what you learned from the experience?
Confidence is a Numbers Game from HBR by Jodi Glickman
Glickman’s post is geared towards women, howeve, it applies to anyone and everyone! Glickman says:
Here’s where I think women get it wrong: we are perpetually rounding down, where, by all rules of mathematics, we should be rounding up. And that slight miscalculation has huge repercussions in our professional lives.
What have you rounded down during your career or last job? Did it work for you or against you?
A Brain on Persistence by Ellen Weber
If you’ve ever not followed through on something, you have to read this! It explains how your brain works and what you can do to “train your brain”!
Persistence comes from five principles that factor in the brain’s staying power. These include: targeting expected outcomes; critical first days; outsourcing detailed steps; tackling barriers; encouraging yourself and others.
To Get You Thinking
People Who Suck Don’t Know They Suck from Cost of Work
An HR professional writing about work, leadership, HR and sacrifices, Chris Fields tells it like it is! Love that! One of the best points in Fields’ post is this:
Well the same rules apply to performance. Most people that do not perform well, don’t realize it. After an interview the candidate can’t tell how they performed and most times the bad ones think that they nailed it. Many people can’t take constructive criticism, but if you can, it can really help you to become better at whatever it is you suck at. Believe it or not, you aren’t that great. You probably aren’t the smartest person that you know, or at least you shouldn’t be. Hang out and learn from other people it will help you to suck less.
This is a healthy reminder for us all!
What is it that you don’t know you suck at?
Written by Lance Haun, based on his interview with Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti of the Apollo Research Institute.
These are 5 REAL ways the workforce is changing!
- Continuous employment: Multiple jobs and employers
- Tiny but mighty: Small businesses and self-employment will drive job creation
- Women rising: Working women will impact the marketplace
- Education matters: Lifelong learning will be vital to career success
- Showing up for work: Face time will become a precious commodity
Go read the full post or better yet, listen to the interview!
Get Hired: No resume, No Interview, No Joke by Nick Corcodilos (Ask the Headhunter)
I have totally loved Nick for a long time! Read this post- the entire thing! Here’s how it starts off. Corcodilis says:
Stupid hiring practices are not a philosophical problem. This is a structural problem that’s destroying our economy from the inside out.
Now, here is his solution for job seekers (he says cut out the middlemen) :
Pick three companies or managers you really, really want to work for because they are the shining lights in their industry. Then describe (briefly) three problems or challenges each company really needs someone to tackle.
This has been one of the most fun summaries I’ve put together in a while! I hope you liked it.
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