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Executives often find themselves having to make tough decisions. Though the decision may positively impact your business, being bold and showing courage can be scary. This behavior, though, is exactly what will help you succeed. History has proven that those with the guts to lead change are the winners when things turn around.
Here are four ways that you can be bold and make tough decisions at work:
Do you have tips for dealing with a tough decision at work? Share them with us in the comments below.
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The following team building tips will give you ideas on how to accelerate your team building and build a more sustained, productive team:
Creating an action plan is the best way to ensure that team building is part of everyday work. Innovative Team Building recommends having managers follow up during regular staff meetings. Other ways of sustaining team building include manager check-ins and internal/external coaching.
And, most importantly, don’t forget to have fun with your team!
It is important for business leaders to be visible on the social networks that their colleagues, employees and peers use. Executives should use LinkedIn to increase their personal brand and build their network.
Beef Up Your Profile – First impressions last and having an incomplete profile is worse than not having one at all. Use a professional headshot and write a compelling headline to run under your name. Make sure your short description is creative and include keywords for your industry.
Use LinkedIn Publisher – Self-publishing on LinkedIn can help you gain visibility in your industry. Writing about your professional experience is a good place to start.
Connect – Create a connection strategy for connecting with existing professional and personal contacts. Start by connecting with friends, current and former co-workers, and other people in your industry who you may know. Then develop a habit to send a LinkedIn request each time you meet someone new or have a professional interaction.
Team building is an important aspect of being a manager. Most organizations know the importance of building and fostering teams, but building an effective team requires ongoing work and input from managers. Rather than limiting teams to what each member can do on their own, the key is to unite your team around a common goal, which will raise productivity.
Huffington Post shares five steps to build an effective team:
What tips do you have to build an effective team? Share what has worked for you in the comment box below.
Many people get to a point in their lives when they have worked hard for decades but don’t want to work 40+ hours every week. An “encore career” refers to a career transition that takes place in the latter part of one’s career. Typically an encore career happens in social sector fields like education, nonprofits, the environment, and health care.
If you are thinking about pursuing an encore career, you are not alone. According to a recent study, nearly 9 million Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 have encore careers.
If you are considering an encore career, first consider these things:
You can see a list of resources for encore job seekers here.
According to a new study, your Myers-Briggs personality type (MBTI) could predict what your career path will look like. Yes, your chances of career success could depend on whether you’re an ENFJ or ISFP.
Not familiar with Myers-Briggs? The personality assessment traces the patterns in your behavior and assigns you to one of 16 personality types. It gives you a framework for understanding yourself and appreciating the differences in others. You can take the Myers-Briggs personality assessment here.
Over 25,000 people participated in the MBTI study and it broke down how people with different Myers-Briggs personality types fair when it comes to job satisfaction, performance and even average income. The study found that your personality type can make a huge impact on your career path.
You can see the full study findings here.