Yes, we’re in the midst of a crazy, mutating, virus-caused pandemic. But, depending on your circumstances, a sabbatical could be a win-win for both an employee and their employer. (And just to be clear, those three months quarantined in your house definitely don’t qualify as a sabbatical.) While not for everyone, let’s consider: Why an
Not everyone gets recognized at their organization, makes their mark in the world, and leads their team to success. That usually takes an effective leader. And there’s no better way to accelerate your growth toward becoming a leader than by increasing the number of books you read. Take it from some of our greatest leaders.
Annual reviews. Who likes giving them? Who enjoys receiving them? The response to these questions is typically a resounding “not me,” so why does it matter that we do annual reviews? It matters because high performers crave feedback and medium to struggling performers benefit from receiving actionable direction on how to improve. I always longed
We change jobs more than 12 times in our adult lives, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As my tenure as a four-term Illinois State Representative has wound down, it occurred to me that this is the first time I’ve had the opportunity and perspective to contemplate the end of one job and the
Some people have a ho-hum response when they hear the word mentoring; yet when done well, mentoring can be a career game changer. Mentoring has significantly improved my career, from the joy I get out of it to the direction it has taken my career, and the effective execution I’ve implemented on key decisions due