Challenging the Status Quo with Serendipity

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A major portion of our success in our lives and careers comes down to luck, according to a recent CNN article. The people likely to be the most successful in their career development path may in fact not be those who are singularly driven to one set goal but instead those who are more able… Read more »

Career Development: Truth or Lie?

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You got to the office at 9:13 a.m. You took a one hour and seven minute lunch break. You locked up your office door at 4:52 p.m. Does this sound familiar? It should, because the truth is, almost all of us lie, no matter what our career development paths look like on the surface. Researchers… Read more »

What Does “Generation I” Want for Career Development?

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This spring, a new graduating class is entering the workforce and adding its own unique perspective to the working world. As a leader who likely manages employees of different ages and backgrounds, it is important for you to pay attention to generational differences in the workplace to minimize conflict and maximize teamwork. Adecco USA, a… Read more »

Career Development Lessons from Commencement Speakers

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Whether you are a new college graduate just embarking on your business career or a seasoned veteran who just needs a little perspective, late spring is the time for commencements, a time for reflecting and beginning anew. In actual graduation ceremonies, commencement speakers often offer new graduates and their family and friends important advice that… Read more »

Managing Your Career Development Outside the Box

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To get ahead in business, it often helps to be a planner, to be well-organized, to use strategic planning to consider your next move before you make it. But according to a recent Harvard Business Review blog post by Leonard Schlesinger, Charles Kiefer, and Paul Brown, it can actually be dangerous to make career development plans…. Read more »

Alleviate Spring Fever With Career Development

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When the temperatures outside grow balmy and the sun is shining invitingly on fragrant flowers, when the birds are singing and the breeze is blowing, it can be very difficult to concentrate on the urgent and not-so-urgent matters crossing our desks inside. Perhaps because of anticipating a long, leisurely summer vacation during our school days,… Read more »

The Role of Happiness in Career Development

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Are you having a career development slump? Are you hoping to discover newfound happiness in your work that you feel is eluding you? You are not alone. However, not everyone believes that the search for happiness will give productive results. A recent article by Oliver Segovia questions whether anyone can truly find happiness simply by following the… Read more »

Career Development Lessons from Office Parties

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Now that the holidays are over and the big office holiday party is behind you, it is time to reflect on what career development lessons you might have learned from this year’s holiday party experience, or lessons that might be helpful to take to any office gatherings in the coming year. Here are a few ideas… Read more »