If you have been in your job for any length of time, it has probably grown. You might have more responsibility. Maybe you are on some project teams. And you could be tapped for a variety of meetings, tasks, or new initiatives. You have gained experience and expertise on the job. And if you’ve done well, people are expecting more of you. Which is fantastic, because that’s where your professional growth comes from. Pushing the envelope and striving to make…
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Hi, I’m Tom Catalini, author of Career Leap Year and other books on professional development.
I’ve struggled and succeeded as I worked my way up from the front lines to the executive suite, across a dozen different industries.
Along the way, I’ve hired, managed, and mentored professionals at all levels. I’ve consulted with the largest organizations and the smallest startups.
Now, I’d like to help YOU.
Whether you want to find a new job, grow your skills, find greater happiness at work, increase your earnings—or all of the above, I’m here to help.
Soon you too can start enjoying work more while you reach new heights in your career.
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Feedback is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. But we are often too afraid to use it. When you bring something out into direct sunlight and take a good look, you will know exactly where things stand. You can see the good, the bad, and the ugly. Which is immensely helpful because you can double-down on the good, fix the bad, and pretty up the ugly. But the thought of knowing for sure is a difficult one….
Guidance is more powerful than instruction if you want outsized results. Because that is the path to ownership of tasks and mission. Think about it. Traditional management and collaboration has a tendency to over focus on what is being done and overlooking things that can be crucial to success. We look at work breakdowns and procedures. Then we try to optimize the process. It all gets very clinical quickly. Which has a tendency to dehumanize things. We get all caught…
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When you, as a leader, aren’t afraid to be imperfect, are comfortable to not have all the answers, and admit mistakes, you help the whole team improve performance.
Take control of your work with a note taking process that will lead you to success. Stop feeling scattered. Use this powerful 3 step process today.
If the Internet had been a thing when I was in school, I would have skirted book reading even more than I did. As it was, I figured out that if I read the first and last 20 pages of whatever book was assigned in English class, that I could fudge my way through most tests and reports. That little shortcut, plus watching the movie version of the book if it was available, got me through. Making matters worse for…
Even though I could point to a lot of other people and circumstances that cause a bad day, I feel like it’s all my fault. I think that I should have known better. Or that I did know better but didn’t do anything (or enough) about it. Maybe you feel like that sometimes too. Or perhaps you see it a little more clearly. You might recognize that lots of things that cause a bad day at work are simply outside…
Perfection kills excellence because it takes everything too far. You waste time and energy. You feel too much pain and frustration. Do this instead.