When it comes to changing careers there’s a lot to be afraid of, whether it’s the loss of income, rejection, failure or how to go about making a change. Fear paralyzes people from leaving a miserable job, or starting over in a new field.
Humility doesn’t always appear on the list of top leadership traits, but many business
management experts believe being humble is a critical characteristic of the most respected and
I’m working with a client who was recently promoted in her organization, and as part of her new role, she attends upper management meetings. In this setting, she finds herself feeling insecure about speaking up. She realizes that not contributing could hurt her reputation and chances for advancement and other opportunities within the company.
Whether you’re the CEO or a mid-level employee, the hiring manager or a job candidate, every work relationship will require asking questions of other people. To be an effective communicator, it’s important to ask quality questions that obtain the desired information and achieve the intended outcome. As Anthony Robbins says, “Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions and as a result get better answers.”
Recently, I received a call from a mother whose college grad daughter was struggling with interviews. She told me her daughter had had 20 phone interviews over the last three months, but never made it to the next round.
For some of my clients, the job is not the problem; it’s their chosen career. They feel stuck and seek guidance in determining whether they should change. Here’s an example where my coaching process led to an unexpected outcome.