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What is career transition and how does it work? - Davidson

We all know someone who feels that they are travelling the wrong path career wise or wants a change. That person may be yourself, a loved one, a …

Six lessons about career management from a French truffle farmer - Davidson

Heed this critical lesson from a young truffle farmer from Provence’s Luberon if you are to safe-guard your career. Ignore it at your peril. Embrace …

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

Small Business

Assessment: Is It Time to Rethink Your Career?

Harvard

The yellow brick road no longer applies - Davidson

The age of the Australian ‘job-for-life’ mentality is in its final decline. According to the latest McCrindle research, the Australian workforce …

Becoming a career entrepreneur - Davidson

How many of us have found ourselves reading the Sunday paper only to see yet another business ‘superhero’ leap over extraordinary business success in …

4 Ways To Change Careers In Midlife

Thinking about changing careers in midlife? Here are four ways to do it, below. (I also offer a fifth, called The Flower Exercise, in <i>What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015</i>. It takes more room to explain than I can here.)<p><b>The First Way: The Internet</b><p>The first idea that occurs to people seeking guidance on …

This Unstoppable Boomer Needed Two Tries But Nailed His Reinvention

<i>For the Year of the Boomer -- 2014 is the year the youngest Boomers turn 50 -- here is another installment in my year-long survey of 50 Boomers across 10 career categories who have reinvented themselves within the last 10 years.</i><p>Career reinvention is a messy business. It is usually not a one-step …

Boomer

Working Identity - Nine Unconventional Strategies For Reinventing Your Career

by Herminia Ibarra<p><i>Here are nine unconventional strategies for reinventing your career: act, then reflect; flirt with your selves; live the</i> …

Management

How to Stay Stuck in the Wrong Career

Everyone knows a story about a smart and talented businessperson who has lost his or her passion for work, who no longer looks forward to going to the office yet remains stuck without a visible way out. Most everyone knows a story, too, about a person who ditched a 20-year career to pursue …

Management

Reading List: Midcareer Crisis Series

HBR recently ran a series on midcareer crises and asked experts to tackle tough questions like: Should you consider a more fulfilling job with a pay cut when you’ve got a mortgage, bills, and college savings to worry about? How do you get the training or education you need to switch careers if …

Middle Age

Is Employee Engagement important to your organisation? - Davidson

There is certainly a plethora of articles sprouting the importance of engaging employees, and a few that question the relevance of engagement for …

Why Employee Engagement Is Not Important (Yes, Really) | Inc.com

Employee engagement is all the rage these days. I’d even go as far as to call it the management fad of the millennium. But here’s the thing. It’s just a rebrand of something that’s been around forever -- employee satisfaction -- and it’s not at all clear that the surveys do companies a bit of …

Employee Engagement

I’m Getting Really Tired of All the Talk About Employee Engagement

Photo by istockphoto.com<p>Recently I came across a sponsored article in <i>Fast Company</i>, titled <i>Happiness Secrets from the Staff of Delivering Happiness at</i> …

Dark Side of Employee Engagement | Inc.com

Ideally, when leaders talk about "employee engagement," they're referring to discretionary effort. They want workers who are so invested in the company's mission that they go above and beyond the call of duty. This winds up a win-win: Managers get the team's best effort, and employees love their …

Employee Engagement

Why peer recognition is essential to employee engagement

"They [employees] are different in [insert country other than your own]. They want different things from what we want."<p>How true do you believe that …

Learning Motivation For Employee Engagement

<b>Employee Engagement: An Old Problem That Needs New Solutions</b><p>It is widely accepted that a workforce’s productivity, engagement, quality and …

To Improve Employee Engagement, Let's Fix this One Thing

We’ve heard that line before.<p>When it comes to assets, over the years organizations have refined the craft of optimizing for efficiency and …

Employee Engagement

Are your employees footy hooligans? - Davidson

Wouldn’t employers love to have the same level of engagement in their staff that we see in the dedication of sports fans in their love of the game? …