Are You Floundering in the Career Spin Cycle?
My article was featured in the June issue of 24/Seven Magazine — full article and details below.
ARE YOU FLOUNDERING IN THE CAREER SPIN CYCLE?
Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels at your current job? When it comes to your career or business, are you burning rubber, going ‘round and ‘round and not gaining traction? You’re not alone. So many business executives and owners feel stuck, stymied and can’t seem get out of their own way.
Are you confident that you are ready for that next big promotion, a new job or to achieve business growth, but lack the skills and strategy to get you there.
Then you’re what I call a Striver, someone who wants to take smart, strategic steps to propel your career but are frustrated and doubt your ability to take the appropriate action to get you where you want to be. You’re spending so much time just keeping up that you haven’t even thought about a strategy for getting ahead.
What you need is a manageable success plan through which you can set milestones, build meaningful relationships and establish higher levels of credibility.
As you think about what’s next, here are a few strategies from my Nine Building Dots Method that will help you get started:
• Start by identifying what’s getting in your way and why you haven’t achieved your professional goals. Pinpoint the obstacles that are barriers to your success and the resources you will need to remove them.
• Maximize your potential with active listening and on-going leadership education. Partnering with a mentor or attending classes will enhance your skills.
• Improve leadership effectiveness with consistent team-building and collaboration. Working with others and tapping into their expertise adds value to overall team success.
Typically, one finds they need expert direction to help take advantage of the many triumphs and navigate the setbacks that are part of any career or small business growth.
When working with clients in a one-on-one coaching experience, I help them connect the dots because I’ve been a Striver, too. I empower my clients to make the right, strategic decisions with confidence and take them from where they are to where they want to be.
So embrace change, un-spin yourself and take action to achieve sustained greatness.