How Do You Know When "It's Time"?

How Do You Know When "It's Time"?

This week, I've talked with two separate people who told me that, if asked about their current work situations, they would likely burst into tears. These are awesome, passionate, mission-driven people, who have so much to contribute to a team and a workplace. But they are encountering some big, uncomfortable feelings—something is calling them to take the next steps in their careers.  

The feeling that it's time to move on is an inconvenient one, with a lot of complex questions and daunting tasks.

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What is a Strategic Plan?

What is a Strategic Plan?

Organizations use Strategic Plans to set their direction and create a roadmap to get there. Just the phrase “Strategic Planning” conjures images of a board room in a tedious deadlock of big ideas and things like key performance indicators and dashboards. But Strategic Plans can be grandiose and overly complex...or they can be very simple and practical.

I’m into simple and practical—a plan that will be useful on a daily basis to ground and guide your work.

Here's how this organizational tool can be used by individuals in a way that is both effective and useful.

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Five Reasons Why You Need a Strategic Plan

Five Reasons Why You Need a Strategic Plan

In today's working world, instability is the norm. Gone are the days of wrapping your identity and your life around one company and one career path. Phrases like "the gig economy" and "job-hopping" are part of our vernacular, and changing not just jobs but careers every four or so years is common.

Some would say that this is disorienting and overwhelming. I say it is an opportunity to define and lead our own career paths in new and exciting ways. But we need to be prepared.

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