Ok so let’s start out by admitting that the headline for this article was derived from one of my favourite movies, Tron Legacy. It’s a great movie, but that’s not what I'm writing about – instead, it’s about the lesson in this simple saying, something that actually has a lot of relevance when it comes to your work.
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Last week my brain was seriously fuzzy. You know when you’re trying to do a million things at once and nothing is making sense anymore. You can’t focus, you can’t think straight, you can’t get anything done and the work just keeps on piling up… yep, one of those.
I’ve come across a lot of successful people where I work, and also in other organisations I’ve come into contact with, who exert authority, have presence, and are well known by others in the organisation, in industry circles and when they attend functions and events. You know the type of person I mean - they’re easily recognisable when you see them in the lift, they have people flocking around them at events and people speaking to them are doing their best to impress or be noticed.
I’ve seen a few of these lists floating around the web in my time but I also see CV’s and LinkedIn profiles every day that continue to churn out the same clichés over and over again so I figure it’s my turn to write a list…
Have you ever heard of The Hidden Job Market? It means the jobs that never get advertised and it's bigger than you might think with estimates ranging from 50% to 80% of the total job market. That's pretty crazy when you think about it, it means there's probably more than 200,000 jobs being hired every month across Australia that never make it to a job board. It takes a bit of work to access these jobs so if you're thinking about a move, start planting the right seeds now.
If you had to pick just one thing that would accurately predict how well someone will do in life, what would it be? You’ve got to be smart, talented or wealthy, right? Actually, none of these things are the best predictors of success.
Do you have a hard time getting people to do things for you, the way you want them, when you want them done? Whether you're a manager, need help from your team mates or even if you're a parent, everyone can struggle with this because language can be so imprecise and it's sometimes hard to articulate exactly what we mean. Here's a few ideas that might help.
I was sitting in a talent conference in December last year when Bill Boormann, one of the world's leading recruitment experts, dropped this bombshell, "Employer Branding is dead". Now, I run a website that essentially provides an Employer Branding solution, so I swallowed hard and felt my heart drop, which the entire room probably heard because everyone went dead silent. But then Bill went on the explain what he meant.
Do you sometimes get a little frustrated when things take forever to get done? Or maybe you plan to do a lot of stuff but somehow you’re just always too busy and it just never seems to happen? Yeah me too, but here are 5 simple but powerful ways I've learned that really help to make s*** happen.