Last week, we discussed 4 strategies of succession planning, focusing on the development aspect of building a talent pool of capable leaders.
With that in mind, we can start to look at the tools we have that can build the type of leaders that can make our succession plans a success! Continue reading Succession Planning: Tools of the Trade
Like in the Major Leagues, local chapter leaders begin to assess their “bench strength” in late July – early August while they make their final push for the year and plan for the next. Continue reading Succession Planning: Building your Bullpen
Sometimes more doesn’t always equal better, and that can certainly ring true for the amount of people in your professional network. With random invitations on LinkedIn and enough business cards collected to fill an entire Rolodex, our networking efforts can be clogged with connections that might not make the most sense professionally. Did you know that you can usually narrow your efforts down to just … Continue reading Maximize Your Networking Efforts: Who You Really Need to Know
You can look at nearly all professional fields – from politics to health care to major innovators – and find a successful member of the Jaycees at the forefront. This also rings true for professionals in the entertainment field. Many people who have brought joy and amusement into the lives and homes of millions of people across the world are also entrepreneurs. But did you … Continue reading The Jaycees Through the Years: Entertainment Edition
As children we dream about growing up to be firefighters, astronauts, veterinarians and pro athletes. Once we are settling into our careers, there is usually one job that we all still dream of: being the boss. If you have aspirations to own a business of your own one day, it’s important to have a well-thought-out plan. Perhaps the most important key to your success is … Continue reading Success in Business: 5 Leading Industries for Entrepreneurs
As you’re well aware, community involvement is what the Jaycees do best. There’s nothing quite like giving back to the community: you make a difference in someone else’s life while enriching your own. But as much as we like to do community service, there’s often a hurdle that stands in the way: funding. No matter how much man power you have, you can only go … Continue reading Jaycees Presents – Crowdsourcing for Community Causes
They say you only have one chance at making a great first impression – whoever “they” are, that is. So are you dressing for success when you meet a potential future employer for an interview? What exactly is dressing for success? Here are a few tips from your fellow Jaycees that will help you look the part at your next interview. Stick to the classics. … Continue reading Are You Making the Right First Impression? What to Wear to an Interview
Every office has one: the guy or gal that always seems to be just a step or two behind, frazzled, messy and has a workspace that’s cluttered. This co-worker could be producing the most amazing work and still, their reputation is going to remain as the messy, unorganized peer. Is that person lacking organizational skills? If your desktop hasn’t seen the light of day in … Continue reading What Does Your Workspace Clutter Say About You?
As members of a professional organization like the Jaycees, we tend to cultivate different skills through our social interactions with each other and in the workplace. However, is there a certain point we reach that we can no longer just count on these interactions to improve our skills? While we one never stops improving, one of the most effective ways to improve leadership skills is … Continue reading Improving Leadership Skills through Education
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Of course, your network can’t make up for lack of knowledge or capability, but they can help get you an interview when you might not otherwise. While building a network, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s the quality of the connections you make that … Continue reading Building Blocks: How Large Does Your Network Need to Be?