Just because a lot of people say it doesn’t mean it’s true.
I used to spend a lot of time asking people their opinions on things. I needed to know what I was doing was right, what I was saying was correct and if what other people thought about me was true. I was seeking out other peoples opinion because I thought somehow they knew more than me. In the end I really realized I was seeking out their approval.
What a horrible waste of time! Not to mention a great way to sabotage my already low self-esteem.
The kicker was when I would believe [...]
Being confident and resilient are the best qualities you can possess in the current job market. For some people these qualities seem to come naturally, as if they were born knowing who they are and what they have to offer the workplace and world. How do they do it? Can I do it? These are the questions I hear often from clients. They do it naturally and so can you. Being confident and resilient can be learned skills.
In order to possesses confidence and resilience even when things don’t work out as planned you must first recognize your natural strengths and [...]
Advice is a tricky thing for most of us, whether we are giving or receiving it. We often seek out advice from others, but its questionable how many of us actually take the advice we are given. I was reminded of how important advice can be while reading the July 6, 2009 issue of Forbes magazine. The issue focused on influential leaders in various professions and the advice they received that “changed their lives and careers forever”.
Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, discussed the importance of learning the opinions of others first and how to carry [...]
I often hear: “If I am the boss, why would I need a coach?” Even the boss could benefit from a different perspective when creating goals and accountability for his/her company. I recently read in the July 2009 issue of Fortune magazine in the article ”The Best Advice I Ever Got”, that the Chairman and CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt , said the best advice he ever got was to hire a coach. He admitted his initial reaction was if I am the boss, why would I need a coach? In his words “How could a coach advise me [...]