When Your Career Hands You Lemons
Throughout the course of a career today, almost everyone will, at some point, experience a change brought on by organizational shifts, layoffs, or even personal choices, such as a family move, pregnancy, or the realization that they are simply not in the right role. Still, it’s hard to let go of the idea that if we’ve done all the right things – studied, showed up on time, worked hard, and received recognition for doing well – our career still may not go as planned. Things that alter our career journey are called disruptions, and it’s not a matter of if you’ll experience them; it’s when.
Career – The Personal and Interpersonal
Career is deeply personal. And at the same time, it’s about everyone else. It’s this tension, between the personal and the public, self and others, that can be some of the trickiest territory to navigate. But navigating it is essential because career development coalesces in two critical activities – introspection and interconnection.
Getting Real — 4 Ways to Inspire the People You Lead
Blessing White’s ongoing research underscores this: in 360 feedback data collected for thousands of managers and executives, the majority of leaders get higher ratings on the competence items than on the connection items. The leaders who were rated highest overall were not the ones who scored highest in the competence Items, but rather, the ones scoring highest in the connection items.
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Changing the Conversation: Shifting Attitudes About Career
This research paper will explore the need for organizations and managers to think differently about career and the important link between career and engagement.
2017 Employee Engagement Report
High employee engagement is a key objective for many organizations. But what distinguishes companies that are great at engagement, from those who are simply average? This paper will explore what distinguishes highly engaged organizations from organizations with average and low levels of engagement, as defined on the two main axes of the BlessingWhite’s employee engagement model – satisfaction and contribution.
The Coaching Conundrum Report 2016
Organizations and leaders worldwide are struggling to reap the rewards that coaching promises. Our findings paint a puzzling picture of good intentions, missed opportunities, and conflicting messages about the importance of coaching of employees by managers. We’re faced with a coaching conundrum.