Ambition is not the problem: Women want the top jobs—they just don’t get them

Ambition is not the problem: Women want the top jobs—they just don’t get them

‘APPEAL’ing topic – Performance: As you prepare to return to work on Monday, are you setting your personal and professional goals? Even though the year 2020 is over, our life baggage does get carried into 2021. What are you going to do differently even though the environment hasn’t changed? Here is an interesting article that puts ambition in perspective.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/05/why-women-are-locked-out-of-top-jobs-despite-having-high-ambition.html

Before you can lead others…

Before you can lead others…

You have to be able to lead yourself….

‘APPEAL’ing Topic – Leadership . Have you noticed that as you maneuver your life, there is quite a bit of knowledge that is not easily accessible? Even if you are “book-smart,” “street-smart,” or an Internet junkie, many of us are still struggling and looking for answers.  What we all wish to be is “access-smart.”  In my first book- Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Yourself: 16 Activities Critical to Continuous Evolution & Success for Self, I share my bumps, bruises, and braveries in an effort to help you learn from my mistakes.

The topics addressed in this book include

  • Resume enhancements
  • “Executive” presence
  • Achieving stretch goals
  • Focusing on the next goal
  • Getting out of your comfort zone

Available on amazon.com. I’ll be sharing some of the stories from the book on this blog.

Women Introverts Face ‘Double Whammy’ at Work

Women Introverts Face ‘Double Whammy’ at Work

‘APPEAL’ing Topic – Leadership.  Great article on U.S.News about women introverts and leadership. Provides tips to help us introverts compete against the extroverts and move up the leadership ranks.

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2018-07-23/women-introverts-face-double-whammy-at-work?src=usn_tw

Making the most of annual reviews

Making the most of annual reviews

‘APPEAL’ ing topic – Performance: The end of the year is the time to review your 2016 performance and discuss 2017 objectives.  This article provides some quick tips to make the most of those conversations.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/da844a18a4fc4a8b994a418d70fa6d85/making-most-annual-reviews

I enjoy creating performance objectives. Visit my website for a free download of 2 samples.

https://www.eac-aappeal.com/

Thinking Strategically About Your Career Development

Thinking Strategically About Your Career Development

‘APPEAL’ ing topic – Performance: Harvard Business Review article by Dorie Clark about thinking strategically about your career. Wonderful idea of writing your resume as where you want to be five years from now, and then planning your path to get there.

https://hbr.org/2016/12/think-strategically-about-your-career-development#

How to prove you’re a leader at any level

How to prove you’re a leader at any level

‘APPEAL’ing topic- Leadership: A question I am often asked is how to get promoted into management without having management experience. The most important quality in being in management is leadership, which can be exhibited by anyone. This article provides some great ideas of how to evolve leadership skills which may be what gets you into management.

How to prove you’re a leader at any level.

Even if you aren’t at the management level yet, you can show your leadership abilities by taking on projects outside of your normal job duties, writes Nicole Fallon Taylor. Make sure to share your ideas with others while setting a high standard of performance in your current role. BusinessNewsDaily.com (11/4)

Unlock your creativity

Unlock your creativity

‘APPEAL’ing Topic- Engagement: Step out of your box of the day-to-day tasks, the day-to-day gets boring after awhile. Unlocking creativity creates excitement and fear, but those who try will be triumphant regardless of the final outcome. Where are the keys?  Read this article to get some ideas

http://smartbrief.com/original/2016/11/5-keys-unlocking-your-innate-creativity