Are you struggling to hang on to a job or career path that has lost its meaning? Has the industry that you found so exciting early in your career lost its appeal? Are you close to being able to walk off into the sunset of your retirement years, but you find every step painful, frustrating, even soul crushing?
As we reach the midpoint of our career, most of us find ourselves asking whether or not it's time for a change. Sometimes we contemplate internal moves to increase our influence. Other times we consider making significant changes like changing industries, going from for-profit to non-profit, or starting our own business.
Upcoming: August 29.Everyone knows that Political Intelligence is a critical leadership skill. But why do many people choose to “opt out” of engaging in organizational politics? We think the answer is because they see so many negative examples of bad behavior all around them and have become feeling disempowered to bring change.
When women reach senior leadership roles in their career, they are faced with a new level of complex questions and choices. Professional women still feel alone in navigating these issues and don't have female colleagues at the same level to talk with openly.
Negotiation is a scary word. At least, that is what we are hearing from most of the women we serve. When we ask our clients if they are good at negotiating, many of them will tense up, shake their heads vigorously “no”, and back away as if to avoid something exceedingly unpleasant and distasteful.
The most common reason mentorship partnerships fail is because the relationship is NOT mentee-driven. When the expectation or assumption is that the mentor is the one managing the relationship, the mentoring partnership is already in danger.