Category Archives: Career transitions

Use unconventional strategies to reinvent yourself

Margaret Beaton

The title of this post Use unconventional strategies to reinvent yourself, refers to the fact that more and more people are seeking major changes in their lives and careers, i.e. to reinvent themselves. Whether it’s at the stage of the so-called mid-life crisis or later, when the conventional age of ‘retirement’ arrives, the prospect of … [Read More]

 

Transitions 

Margaret Beaton

At this time of year we need to remember William Bridges’ rule #2: “Every transition begins with an ending”. We have to let go of the old – the pain, baggage and disappointments of 2015 – before we can truly benefit from and enjoy the promise and plenty of the New Year. In the enduring … [Read More]

 

When one door closes you can open the next one

Margaret Beaton

I’ll call her Jess and through her story show how when one door closes you can open the next one. Jess was making her rise through the corporate ranks look easy. Her company promoted Jess ahead of her peers. Making her sales budget was a breeze for Jess who worked extraordinarily hard, often sacrificing her … [Read More]

 

Replace your musts and shoulds with wants and wishes

Margaret Beaton

For leaders, it is important to replace your musts and shoulds with wants and wishes. Every truly effective leader senses this, yet too few recognise that this simple formula empowers them to respond and act in an emotionally intelligent way to stressful situations. When you replace your musts and shoulds with wants and wishes you … [Read More]

 

To be an authentic leader, first be true to yourself

Margaret Beaton

A brilliant paper in The Leadership Quarterly* shows that to be an authentic leader, you must first be to true to yourself. Authentic leaders are the most influential and find their role near effortless. Here’s why. And why it’s important to become an authentic leader. By the dictionary, authentic means ‘not a fake’ and ‘genuine’. … [Read More]

 

Break is the important part of breaking through

Margaret Beaton

Break is the important part of breaking through when you make any significant life-career change. You need to leave aspects of your past behind to move on, out or up. And when you make the break you will find new energy and creativity emerge, enabling you to think and act differently. Here’s why and how … [Read More]

 

Stepping up requires seven shifts

Margaret Beaton

Seven shifts are necessary for you to step up from a technical or functional role into one of business unit or organisational leader for the first time. There is always a significant transition when a leader takes on a new role. And the transition is biggest when it’s into general management. This is the most … [Read More]

 

Are you ready, willing and able to change?

Margaret Beaton

Are you ready, willing and able to change? is a question everyone should ask themselves about their career. Whether you are letting go to move on or stepping up into a new role, you need to be ready, willing and able to change. Here’s why. We all now understand nobody can or should expect to … [Read More]

 

Becoming an Ex

Margaret Beaton

For many ‘being an Ex’ relates to having been divorced. But ‘becoming an Ex’ is used differently. It describes the process of exiting a career or life role, which are increasingly frequent occurrences in today’s world. Becoming an Ex is a well-established social phenomenon that refers to both disengaging from a life or career role … [Read More]