Author Archives: Vivian Blade

“No Excuses” Monthly Guide to Transforming My Career

Count the number of times you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to be more intentional about working on your career. By the end of January, work and life have gotten so busy, you haven’t done anything. ‘My career’ gets pushed farther down on your to-do list.

Contributing to the problem is the fact that you don’t know what to do to manage your career, so you do nothing. Or, you sporadically try a little bit of ‘this’ and a little bit of ‘that’. How’s that working for you?

YOU make the biggest difference whether your career goes anywhere. If you’re not consistently, strategically and diligently taking action on your career, you’ll be disappointed with where you end up.

My best advice…don’t try to do everything at once. Your career is a marathon, not a sprint.

Make a habit of taking one step every month related to your career. Your progress is certain to compound over time.

What would those steps be, you ask? I’ve taken the guess work out for you. I created a guide to walk you through practical actions that you can take every month of the year…small steps that will make a big difference!

Stop the overwhelm, frustration and exhaustion when it comes to what to do about your career.

Click here to download your personal “No Excuses” Guide for Transforming My Career.

Print a copy of this guide for reference throughout the year. Adapt the timing based on the performance management cycle in your organization. You also can begin or pick back up anytime during the year…just go to the current month to get started!

Emotional Impact of Change

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During my executive leadership development session, we looked at three factors related to leading change that I know you can benefit from.

Ask yourself these questions…

First, have you considered how the volume of the change you’re asking employees to juggle is putting significant strain on the wellbeing of your workforce, directly impacting your productivity and quality?

Secondly, have you considered how change initiatives are aligned with your most important strategic priorities against the effort required to implement those changes? Are your employees being exhausted physically and emotionally by the busy work on less important priorities?

Third, have you considered where people are along the stages of emotional transition and why? How is your change process supporting employees along that journey. The leaders in my program were fascinated by the variation in the emotional stages of the C-Suite, vs. their individual teams, and themselves.

Most change doesn’t go so well because you fail to engage employees and customers on an emotional level. Adjust your focus, increase your odds of success in leading change.

Feel free to reach out if I can help.

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