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IMG_3981 Turning a vision into reality is no small feat. Creative professionals know this challenge well, yet project management is more often associated with technical fields, such as engineering, business and IT. Not just for type A personalities, project management skills can give decision-making power to a diversity of potential leaders.


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IMG_3981 Professionals with technical data skills and business know-how are needed to build strategic insights and actions from these large data sets. Boosting your skills in data science and business communication could reinvent your career. Preparing data is largely the task of a data scientist, but more and more professionals will need to work with data scientists or translate results into actions.


2016-2017 Issue 1

IMG_3981The internal monologue and peer pressure that comes with New Year’s resolutions should have subsided by now, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you are impatiently anticipating or viscerally dreading the occasion, here’s a suggestion: why don’t you schedule a career date with yourself?


2016-2017 Issue 1

IMG_3981In this last article in our latest series on Organizational Culture and Personal Fit, we put the spotlight on differing change and project management methods, so that you can in turn approach your professional development discussions and job interviews with clarity and confidence about where you fit best.


2016-2017 Issue 1

IMG_3981How are you feeling going into the New Year? Is work synonymous with potential and fulfillment, or is it an energy drain? No matter where you are on this spectrum, your sentiments are a call to be heeded. In fact, when analyzed right and without blame, they are fantastic tools for diagnosing your fit.


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IMG_3981How are you feeling about the networking opportunities that abound this time of year? Whether you are looking forward to the food, the cheer, the food, the catching up – or the food, the spirit in such get-togethers offers a promising opportunity to leave your mark. So let’s indulge in some tips for masterful networking!


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IMG_3981 Do clear instructions, well-defined responsibilities, a chain of authority, and reporting schedules reassure you in the boss’s ‘competence’ and the metrics you can apply to your own performance? If so, then as in the scenario in our last article, an organization with a vertical, multi-layered accountability structure is where you will likely thrive.


2016-2017 Issue 1

IMG_3981Our next article exploring organizational culture and personal fit tackles management structures. More specifically, we put the spotlight on vertical vs. horizontal decision-making processes, and your preference for working in one or the other of these frameworks. Join us in two weeks’ time for a fun simulation of a team meeting in a horizontal structure, and let’s then determine the environment in which you are most likely to thrive.


2016-2017 Issue 1

IMG_3981Our next series in this column will explore organizational culture and personal fit, identifying some of our deeper-ingrained preferences and laying out scenarios you can use in your job prospect discussions. Beyond the typical inquiries into the day-to-day, goals, and priorities of the job, the questions you reserve for the interviewers should reflect what matters to you.


2016-2017 Issue 1

IMG_3981Are you eyeing a Project Management career, an Advocacy role, or a Human Resources / Organizational Development vocation? Does your current function limit you to administrative support, client service or coordinating duties? There are ways for you to showcase your leadership potential without changing job titles – or rather, in order to position yourself to change it!