By Steve Denning
They say opportunity favors the prepared mind. But it’s tough to keep putting in the effort day in and day out for some elusive opportunity that will “eventually” present itself. It’s also not always easy to spot opportunities. We can only identify an opportunity with hindsight. Which is where instinct comes in.
By Latanya Hughes
Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University
There comes an inevitable moment in everyone’s life when they decide what career they want to pursue. For some people, the decision takes longer than others. What happens when you have not reached that point? How do you position yourself to succeed when you do not know where you want to succeed? Here are three tips on positioning yourself for success.
By Brent Webber
Faculty member, School of Business at American Public University
Careers are very similar to life and personal growth: things change all the time. Career changes can often cause psychological and physical turmoil. However, when it comes to your career, do not be afraid of change and make sure that you are true to yourself.
By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University
Daily progress is more important than a week of flurried activity when it comes to developing personal skills. True growth is the slow and plodding progress toward success. Successful people are those who dedicate themselves to a cause and painstakingly move toward a higher goal.
Many people look for easy, quick success and give up before achieving lasting results. Those who are in the continual pursuit of the quick and easy road to success will find themselves repeatedly disappointed. Studies have shown that high expectations for academic achievements, career goals or athletic purposes can help people achieve more without causing burnout.
By Nichole Ahlstrom
COLL100 Faculty at American Public University
While mentoring is generally regarded as something you do to help others, the role of mentor can actually help you to succeed in your career. Mentors have an opportunity to think beyond their own situation, get insight into the perspectives of others, and develop relationships and trust with those they mentor.
Guiding a mentee with career advice can play a vital role in the person’s career decisions and successes. The mentor/mentee relationship involves shared accountability and a focus on common objectives and goals.