Resume Writing Love (Carleen Hicks). A guide to writing powerful resumes that are effective and make you smile.
The Intelligence Revolution is a FREE white paper sponsored by Deloitte and the Human Resource Professional Association of Canada. It looks at the 8 archetypes of work that will stand the test of an artificial intelligence workforce. For anyone considering career and profession this is a MUST READ! OO
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies For Getting Up To Speed Faster and Smarter (Michael D. Watkins) When looking for this book make sure you get the right one, there are several floating around out there with similar titles. It provides a step-by-step approach to ensuring success with your first promotion into management or a move of your leadership skills to a new role or organization. OOO
TEDTalk by Susan Colantuono | The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get. Based on the missing 33% of career advice/development that can get you to the top. A must-see for anyone in charge of succession planning (great guidance on who should be involved in planning for succession of top roles). Quick way (14 minutes) to help busy male leaders understand that they may intend to help everyone equally, but likely approach the development and mentoring of men and women differently. Smart guidance for anyone looking to move into a top role in his or her profession/organization (men and women). Includes specific advice for women who are frustrated by the “glass ceiling”. OOO
Why "Follow Your Passion" Is Bad Advice. A great article in Lions' Roar that can help you to take your passion for what you want to do and ground it in what is real and attainable (without giving up it's essence). OOO
How does blame hold us back from reaching our full potential? Brene Brown illustrates how this one behaviour derails us in work and in life (starting with your morning cup of coffee) OOO
The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence And Your Success (Steven J. Stein, PH. D. and Howard E. Book, MD). The benefits of emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional quotient (EQ) are often in the business news and there are many EI books out there, this one I have found to be incredibly practical, with exercises and guidance to use everyday, increasing your level of emotional intelligence leading to greater career success. OOO
Interview Love (Carleen Hicks). Proven tips and prep steps to ensure your best interview answers don't happen in the car...on the way home.
Halftime: Moving From Success to Significance (Bob Buford)
For anyone who is trying to figure out how they can build more meaning into their work and career, author and leader Bob Buford has written about his journey from success to significance. He has a unique approach that is clearly articulated in his book; a quick read it has something in it for anyone looking to find meaning in work (what's in your box?). OOO
The Art Of Dealing With Difficult People (Azriel ReShel) A great article on how we both step into, and out of, difficult interpersonal situations There are other articles in the series to help bridge you into building relationships with difficult people. . OOO
TEDTalk by Larry Smith | Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career. This talk helps to understand how excuses get in the way of our own potential. Completely irreverent and highly humourous. OO
The Art Of Work: A Proven Path To Discovering What You Were Meant To Do (Jeff Goins). An approachable book for those who are trying to figure out what their calling is and how they can make it their life's work. OOO
TEDTalk Emilie Wapnick | Why Some Of Us Don’t Have One True Calling. For anyone who struggles to answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” because they have so many interests…why “one true calling” works for some, but can be a trap for others. Embracing the differences in what is right for people in planning their careers, callings and livelihoods. OOO
How To Create Change When You Are Not In Charge. A great article citing clear steps and guidance on how to influence from wherever you are in your organization, and do it in a way that won't limit your career. OOO
This is a great way to build knowledge and awareness on all kinds of topics, from what you are interested in to what you want to build in yourself (in your career and in life). Everyone has 10 - 20 minutes somewhere in their week, I try to watch one or two a month because these are all "ideas worth spreading". OOOO
Networking Love (Carleen Hicks). Hate networking? Many of us do, but the benefits to your career are worth it. Find out how to make networking work for you (comfortably).
TEDTalk Scott Dinsmore | How To Find Work You Love. Interesting approach encouraging you to know yourself before heading out. Practical advice about how to make the most of your career. OOO
The Desire Map (Danielle Laporte) This is a wonderfully exuberant book that is beneficial to anyone looking to find their calling and purpose. It has helpful worksheets and questions to guide you in putting together a plan you can put your heart into. Want more? The author also has a Facebook site, YouTube channel and #Truthbombs to help keep you on your path. OOO
TEDTalk Dan Ariely | What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work? Strong resource for anyone looking to find meaning (or more meaning) from work, career and profession.OOO
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TED Talk Jessica McCabe Failing At Normal. ADHD effects many individuals, and is a condition that has been around longer than it's diagnosis. Learn more about how to thrive with ADHD with this brilliant and touching TED Talk from Jessica McCabe. OOO
Actionable Book Summaries
This is a wonderful website with an ever-expanding library of FREE book summaries featuring many of today's leading business books. In addition to allowing you to "wow" anyone at a meeting or dinner party with your extensive reading list the site provides key "nuggets" from each book and categorizes them according to development areas to help you find what you need, when you need it. Mark this site as a favorite - you can read one of their well-written summaries in about 5 minutes. OOO