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I totally have an unfair advantage and read all the FranklinCovey new book titles well before you do. And I try not to hold that over you but I got to tell you about a great new book I just read today: Great Work, Great Career by Stephen Covey and Jennifer Colosimo.
This book re-inspired me and reignited my passion for what I do. I tell people I love my job but after reading this and going through the exercises I have come to realize that I really do LOVE my job. I have my dream job working and plus I work best people in the world. Well of course you do, you might say. You work at FranklinCovey where the people are highly effective, right? › Continue reading
When we say that a person has had a great career, what do we mean? That he or she made a lot of money? Moved spectacularly up the corporate ladder? Became famous or renowned in their profession?
And what about you? Are you looking forward to a great career? Would you describe your current career as “great”?
How do you create a great career for yourself? Can you have a great career and still have a great life at the same time, keeping the things you love – family, friends, work, and play – all in balance?
The answer is, “It depends.” It depends on how you want to contribute and how you define balance.
Based on content featured in the soon to be released book Great Work, Great Career, by Dr. Stephen R. Covey and Jennifer Colosimo, in this webcast Jennifer will share critical, insightful principles and practices to help you discover your great career by discovering what your contribution will be and how you will make it.
Specifically in this free webcast you will learn:
- How to begin identify your strengths, as summed up by your talents, passion, and conscience.
- Tips on how to craft a Contribution Statement.
- How to use your resourcefulness and initiative to get the job you want and overcome obstacles to making your contribution.
- How to create a network of supporters, both co-workers and clients—who can help you achieve your career goals.
When: Friday, November 20, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. CT/11:00 a.m. MT/10:00 a.m. PT
Source Code: GCCB
Please join us, we would love to have you attend.
Embracing change begins with desire. Without the desire to change it is inevitable that change will not occur. Desire is the first step in the 7 rules for positive change (more about the remaining rules to come.) This desire needs to spring up from you and you alone-no one can do it for you. It lies deep with in the recesses of your own heart and soul.
I have found that desire can come from:
1. A bold vision of a better future
2. You’re unhappy with where you are right now (emotional pain)
3. Learning from your behavior and evaluating the results (trying to get better)
Let’s explore each of these. › Continue reading
Greetings, great ones. Have you every wondered what really gets in the way of people changing and improving their own lives? Most New Years resolutions end in failure; close to 90% of the goals we set fail by the end of the year. What gets in the way our good intentions? Well an understanding of why most people resist change can help us all change.
Over the years I have discovered 5 key barriers that keep us from making the progress we want to make.
1. Fear of the unknown and general uncertainty:
At times we allow ourselves to lock-up with fear and become paralyzed with uncertainty. Because change is happening so rapidly we fear the potential negative effects of what is going on around us.
Fear and worrying about things we cannot control, will waste much of our energy. We will never regret putting our energy where our biggest leverage points are in our life, and focusing on the things that we can control instead of those we cannot. › Continue reading