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  • Career Collaborators 9:19 pm on 03/18/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , leadership, , people skills, tenacity   

    Leadership Career Aspirations and the Importance of Mentors 

    Employees interested in leadership roles are often coached to hone their management skills. However, job descriptions and competency models for management roles are frequently too vague to help employees who want to know, specifically, how to be successful as a team leader or new manager. In this NY Times interview, Ilene Gordon CEO of Ingredion discusses the importance of having good people skills, drive, energy, tenacity, always having a Plan B, treating people well and being succinct and articulate in communications. Gordon shares stories that are useful for leadership career development in any organization.

    • http://ask-a-geek.com 3:05 am on 04/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

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  • Career Collaborators 12:03 pm on 03/01/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cal Newport, , , career passion, career rewards,   

    Do NOT Follow Your Passion? 

    Here’s some interesting career advice. Cal Newport, an assistant professor at Georgetown University and author of the book So Good They Can’t Ignore You (Hachette/Grand Central, 2012) spent years decoding patterns of success in the working world. He believes that “follow your passion” advice is dangerous and people would be better off “working right,” which he defines as “mastering a skill that is rare and valuable,” and “cashing in the career capital this skill generates for the right rewards.”

    What skill(s) do you have that are both rare and valuable, and what are the right rewards for you?

    Contact Career Collaborators for more about career conversations.

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