Spring’s Eve in your Career

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It’s the Eve of the Spring Equinox and we reflect on where we are in our Careers.  One thing we are most certain about, is that we communicate every day.  We speak, we write, we are seen listening, we communicate with … Continue reading

Quiet Time for YOU. . .

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Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow was another one. Dr. Seuss (posted by Lynne Morris on Pinterest.com). We don’t often think “we’re having fun” while we are working. Yet we do. And if you are not enjoying your day, … Continue reading

Are you ready to “double it?”

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It’s the first full week of March, and many communities are working on their resillient nature. We’ve got more snow and we’re prepared. We’ve listened to the weather reports and set our alarms earlier to deal with the elements of … Continue reading

Spirituality and President’s Day

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Spirituality and President’s Day? It isn’t often we consider our former President’s as being spiritual. Yet our Forefathers definitely were. Perhaps because they led our Nation in time of war, their thoughts turned to a presence, greater than themselves. Separated … Continue reading

Waiting for…?

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One of the activities we engage in daily is Waiting. What do you do while you are waiting for…? What emotions rise to the surface? Most of us have experiences both positive and unpositive while we wait. What we do … Continue reading

CONCEPTS…

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Today is the 1st Anniversary of this Career Management Coaching Blog. I am grateful you made a choice to read it and wish you all well in your careers. Concepts is the subject I am blogging about today. Early this … Continue reading

PERCEPTIONS

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Recently, on a cold winter evening, I watched a portion of a PBS broadcast entitled, “NATURE. Cuba: The Accidental Eden.” What became clear to me is how often Perceptions are mistaken. What I was reminded of is the notion that … Continue reading

Wanting More …

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Have you been asked recently, “What do you Want?”  It’s a question that seems to be straightforward, and often is not, because it is seldom asked.  I raise this question because within the coaching session, people usually seem surprised by the question.  “What do you Want?…….”You’re asking me?  Oh!  I don’t get asked that question.”  Yet, many of us usually are Wanting More.

What are YOU Wanting More of in your career or your life?      We are left wanting more:

*  If the boss only gives us 3 minutes, when we want 5 minutes or more;

*  When we listen to a short podcast and we are forced to close down

the Tablet, PC or cell phone;

*  When we buy a product at a store and discover we are given a

free take home goodie;

*  When we ask team members for comments on our work and learn

they thought it was pretty good; or

*  Our deliverables to clients exceed their expectations.

As you Choose Who You Want to Be Known As this week, consider what will it take for you to obtain just one item you are left Wanting More… from someone.  Enjoy your Week!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent

Reach Out…

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It’s become universal to use the phrase, Reach Out. It has been used in rock songs, commercials and as a networking tool. When we’re at home, we Reach Out every day. So what door are we opening when we Reach … Continue reading

FALL forward

Last week, I was waiting on the arrival of someone and took the opportunity to write a few anagrams.  Here’s one of the anagrams:

          Earn the

          Trust of someone who

          Has a burning desire to help you succeed.

          It takes patience and practice to

          Connect as a

          Servant leader…just go for it! © Jo Ann M. Radja

Servant Leadership has been followed by many companies for quite some time, yet it is not a mainstream management method in most companies.  Servant Leadership is a way of getting to know the people who work for you so that you can assist them in their success.   An outward example is a company that provides an on-site day-care facility.

Two months ago, I posted a blog  on mindfulness entitled,  “A Phone Call.”  Underlying the theme of mindfulness is servant leadership.  What it means is that when I serve you by more fully understanding you, your role, and its impact to the team, group or department, I serve myself as a leader.  I am not a successful leader unless the team succeeds.   Whatever may stand in the way of the team’s success is also standing in the way of the leader’s success.  This dependency cannot be understated.

Treating each other as a customer is another perspective of understanding servant leadership.  Why do you trust your team members?   Why do you trust your leader?  What can you do if the level of trust is poor?  How do you convey to others that they have damaged the trust relationship?    How would you want someone to speak to you about rebuilding trust in the workplace?

Trust, mindfulness and servant leadership in today’s workplace is sought by many people because most people want to be engaged in what they do.  You were hired to perform a service, whether to someone inside your company, or outside of your company.  As we approach the beginning of the Fall Season at the end of this week, whatever service you provide, let it be Who You Want to be Known As.  Enjoy your week as you FALL forward!

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent