The Difference Between Leadership And Management with Dr. John P. Kotter

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The Difference Between Leadership And Management with Dr. John P. Kotter

We all know that businesses, in order to thrive, need good leaders. However, these days, we mostly find leadership and management synonymous with each other that we end up changing one rather than the other. This could lead to some different outcomes that may not be what you would want for your business. Taking in that distinction and helping us identify which is which is Dr. John P. Kotter. Dr. Kotter is an authority on leadership and change, New York Times best-selling author, award-winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, and Harvard Professor. He talks about the difference between change leadership and change management, sharing his eight-step process. He also speaks about the transformation journey of a company and where leaders should position themselves, putting forward the importance of self-assessment.

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20 Signs You Are Ready for a Job or Career Change

Many people stay in jobs that dislike or are not a good fit for them for fear of change.  You may be experiencing some warning signs that are trying to tell you that you may need to rethink your career choices. For more information about this and other career-related topics, check out my book How to Reinvent Your Career, click here.

For now  … Ask yourself if any of these sound familiar . . . if they do, you may be ready for a change:

1.               You dread Mondays

2.               You’re tired of your routine

3.               Everything is a countdown until your vacation

4.               You need a pep talk to go to work

5.               Other people ask you why you keep doing  the job you have if you hate it

6.               You feel you’re missing out on family time

7.               You’ve been passed over more than once for a promotion

8.               You’re not the same person you were when you took the job, due to a major life change

9.               Your industry is suffering

10.             Your health is suffering from stress

11.             You’re not making the money you need to survive

12.             Your job lacks security

13.             You’ve always wanted to work for yourself

14.             The future of your job position or industry is not positive

15.             You lack passion for what you’re doing

16.             There’s an opportunity that didn’t exist in the past that interests you

17.             Your current job is boring

18.             You have a new manager and they’re not what you’d hoped they would be

19.             Your benefits have been cut

20.             You feel unappreciated

Top 10 Ways in Which Social Media Can Get You Fired!

According to Proofpoint, an Internet security firm, of companies with 1,000 or more employees, 17 percent report having issues with employees’ use of social media. Furthermore, 8 percent of those companies report having actually dismissed someone for their behavior on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Some other interesting findings from the study:

  • 15 percent have disciplined an employee for violating multimedia sharing / posting policies
  • 13 percent of US companies investigated an exposure event involving mobile or Web-based short message services
  • 17 percent disciplined an employee for violating blog or message board policies

So, how do you avoid getting fired when using social media? What are the things which will, most probably, get you fired? Here we go with another Thoughtpick fun-fact list with a point:

I have been doing a lot of research on social networking lately. This article does a nice job of pointing out the things you should be concerned about in your present job. However, remember these rules apply if you are looking for a new job as well. Be careful what you put on your social media sites, it could keep you from getting a job.

Career Mistakes

Top 10 Things To Do To Learn From Career Mistakes

In my forthcoming book, How to Reinvent Your Career, I include a lot of different exercises that you can do to help you progress in the reinvention of your career. In the chapter about mistakes, I include many things that you can do to get past the mistakes you feel you may have made in the past. Too often we dwell on things that we have done. Doing so may hold us back from moving forward. Is anything really a mistake if you have learned something important from it? How can you move forward and benefit from the past? If you are considering reinventing your career or making some changes, here are a few things I would recommend that you do to help you get over past mistakes, get over your fears and move forward.

1. Write down some of the mistakes you think you have made in the past.
2. Write down the things you have learned from making those mistakes.
3. Write down the things that interested you in your youth.
4. Write down the things that interest you now. How are the two lists different?
5. Write down the kinds of changes will you have to make to fit into a new company.
6. Write down the things that you are afraid will happen if you make specific mistakes.
7. Write down the things you can do to be sure you won’t make those mistakes listed in number 6.
8. Write down the ways you can overcome the problems associated with the mistakes in number 6 should they actually occur.
9. Think about how bad would it really be if you made a few mistakes? Did the mistakes you made in the past really end up so badly?
10. Think about what would happen if you don’t take the chance of making some mistakes; is it worth staying where you are now?

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