3 Things you Need for Long-Term Career Satisfaction

This post’s key takeaways:

  1. Passion for what you do is important, but it’s not the only ‘P’ to focus on if you want to ensure a continued progression of your career
  2. Having a sense of purpose about the work you do is the second core component for career success, but just believing you are providing value is not enough–that belief must be validated by your leadership
  3. A propensity to win means having good ideas and being able to execute on them; this is the third piece to the career happiness puzzle
  4. If you can focus and execute on all 3 Ps, you’ll put yourself in prime position for sustained career progression

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From Whining to Winning: How to Complain at Work and Get Ahead

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This post’s key takeaways:

  1. If you complain to your boss more than just rarely, you risk losing their engagement and support
  2. Managers typically respond to complaints in one of three ways: with sympathy, with action or with apathy; learning how to read these signals is critical
  3. Employees who turn complaints into opportunities are good; those who go the extra step to propose a real solution are great
  4. Download a template to propose your solution in a professional, well thought out and buttoned up way; your boss will thank you for it

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Time is not the Problem; Your Priorities are.

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This post’s key takeaways:

  1. Time is not a limiting factor; the way you structure your priorities are
  2. When talking to your manager about workload, shift the focus from one of ‘time’ to one of ‘priority’
  3. To be most effective, use a value-based prioritization approach to cordon off your workload; specific comments on how to do this are below
  4. Download a template project tracker to start developing your own value-based prioritization approach

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