Category Archives: Career Development
There is no escaping the fact that everybody wants to be appreciated for doing a good job. Atta-boys are important to our self-esteem and effectiveness. Appreciation ranks number one among the five most desired career rewards. But the higher we climb up the career ladder the more scarce compliments become.
As we make our way up the slippery slope of career success there are fewer people to pay us compliments. Subordinates are reluctant to tell us we did a good job for fear they will be seen as “polishing Continue reading
Ivy Exec is pleased to announce our partnership with The Economist, and would like invite you to attend the Ideas Economy: Innovation Forum on March 28th in Berkeley, California. Join a diverse group of talented executives responsible for strategy, information, technology, marketing and human capital—and charged with driving innovation within their organizations.
Disruptive technology is redefining the rules of business—in every industry and across every function. At the Innovation Forum, The Economist editors and today’s leading business innovators will examine how companies Continue reading
Whether you’re slogging through a job search, or you want to push the limits of possibility in your current position, a mentor can help. There is great value in speaking confidentially with more experienced professionals who are objective, relentlessly honest and have most likely “been there and done it.”
Ivy Exec has built a powerful, community-based network of volunteer mentors – seasoned executives with 15 to 20+ years experience from a broad range of industries. With their time tested perspective, mentors with the Ivy Exec Mentor Network can help you Continue reading
Ivy Exec Mentor Spotlight: Gayle Rigione, Ivy Exec’s Chief Content Editor and Mentorship Program Manager, recently interviewed Charlie Garland, President and Founder, The Innovation Outlet. The Innovation Outlet is a boutique consulting firm that fields an all-star team of innovation experts, each of whom brings diverse professional and leadership experiences in different domains to client engagements. His entrepreneurial ventures have been mentioned in The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, WCBS radio, WEEI radio, and dozens of blogs. He also authored “The Root Cause of Innovation” Continue reading
Turf Hogs are dangerous beasts with voracious appetites for power. These marauders are easy to identify, but difficult to deal with. Left to their own devices, they will run amok. They can disrupt your career path.
Turf Hogs work hard at gaining credit for the ideas and work of others. They assume authority where none has been granted. They claim to be team players while invading the territory of others.
When confronted, their usual defense is “Who, me? I was just trying to be a team player Continue reading
Steven L. Katz is the author of Lion Taming: Working Successfully with Leaders, Bosses and Other Tough Customers. Katz has worked as a corporate lion tamer for over 20 years; he’s been the executive assistant and right hand to many high-level executives and leaders, including a senior (unnamed in the book) U.S. senator. He intersperses real lion tamer advice from circus performers with advice on how to work with powerful leaders in business.
You may be working with or for a lion if the person:
–rules the kingdom, but seeks out others to serve Continue reading
Blog partner Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career expert, writer, speaker and co-founder of SixFigureStart® (http://www.sixfigurestart.com), a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, Caroline has recruited for leading companies in media, financial services, consulting, technology and pharma/ biotech. A regular contributor to CNBC.com Executive Careers, her career advice has also been cited by BusinessWeek, CBS Moneywatch, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes.com, NBC News.com, Newsweek, NPR, and Real Simple. Visit SixFigureStart and read the SixFigureStart Blog for more.
Earning a living and actually living Continue reading