That is a great question to ask - regardless of whether you have the title of leader or not. There is a tremendous amount of research, supported by the Gallup Organization and others, that indicates that people don’t leave their organizations, they leave their managers.
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Have you been laid-off or outsourced more than once due to mergers and acquisitions or the economy? Are you in a dead-end job that doesn’t utilize your skills and talents? Are you in an organizational culture that doesn’t match your style? Are you uncertain about how best to market yourself and find work that’s right for you?
It's time to bust loose.
Here's a great quote from What Color is Your Parachute 2009.
"Most job hunters who fail to find their dream job fail not because they lack information about the job market, but because they lack information about themselves."
What are you bringing to the table as you approach new employers?
Consider the following.
Being well networked is not just something to do when looking for a job. Being well networked is critical for your long-term success within an organization too.
Unfortunately, many people get "comfortable" within their own department and role and don't take the initiative to expand their reach. In times of rapid change, this can be a huge mistake. Often times I see companies laying off people in one department and hiring people in other departments.
Over the past few months we have been building a library of recorded webinars to help you maximize your team effectiveness. These are great opportunities to develop your skills while in the car or on the plane. Other teams have gathered in a conference room and listened/watched together.
Here are some brief descriptions of what's available for an immediate download:
The way that people treat each other in the workplace matters. When people are marginalized they tend to be compliant. When people feel like they matter, they WILL be committed.
Join me for Part 3: Team Culture of our Maximizing Team Effectiveness webinar series coming up on August 18th from 11:30am - 12:30pm.
If you are looking for work, one place you might venture into is a completely new industry. Now, I know that for many this may cause hesitation. In fact I have heard people say, "I can't change industries."
Consider this. The new Chairman and CEO of General Motors was a former telecom executive at AT&T. Did AT&T manufacture cars, auto parts, or do anything even remotely related to cars? With the exception of driving their service vehicles to install or repair a phone line or cell tower, the answer is a resounding NO!
I just got back from an amazing trip to Cape Cod visiting my parents, brothers, nephews, and nieces. What a great reunion with all of the fun, chaos, and laughs that you would expect from a big family. Frankly, I reluctantly came home, feeling a strong sense of sadness living so far away from my family. But, as a result of the trip, I am now committed to getting home more than two or three times a year.