According to a Gallup poll, over 60% of workers are not truly engaged in what they do, and the same percentage would change careers if they could. If that poll is accurate, why are so many people terrified of changing jobs? And when it is your opportunity to change jobs –are you a WORRIER or a WARRIOR?
What do you think of when you hear the word “networking?” Events you feel you should attend, even though you don’t want to? Initiating forced conversations with strangers? Maybe even exchanging business cards with someone, and then not knowing quite how to follow up?
If so, then it’s no surprise that the idea of networking during a recession can seem even more daunting.
Sooner or later you will have to learn how to coach. Coaching is on the rise and traditional management is on its way out in today’s workplace. Coaching has been found to be more effective in handling the innovative and change-filled business challenges that are present in today’s world. Sure, traditional management has been effective in the past and still is in certain environments.
I read Charles Wheelan’s 4/27/12 Wall Street Journal online article 10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You. Three of them especially hit home not only for graduates but also for careerists in mid career.