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Episode 18 | Career Nation Show with Brian Lillie

“When you’re passionate about getting to the right answer or doing a great job, you’re not there to just get by. You want to approach it with energy and passion. Otherwise, that’s not a life worth living.” – Brain Lillie, Career Nation Show, Episode 18. Brian Lillie is a U.S. Air Force veteran; he has […]

Apply Design Thinking to Your Jobs and Area of Work

If there were no problems, we wouldn’t need leaders.  As a leader, one of your major jobs is to solve the problems and challenges around you. You need to become the visionary who is able to find the best possible solutions in a cost-effective manner.  The New Problem Solver Solving problems requires creative and non-restrictive […]

Clarity of Purpose Drives Productivity

As a leader, you’re trying to create an impact by striving for exceptional results.  During this journey, your team members should understand the purpose of your team. Why does this team exist? Or, if you want to go macro, why does this company exist?  Surprisingly, many leaders are unable to answer this question. A recent […]

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Establish a Trusted Advisor Relationship to Grow Your Brand

If you’re a trusted advisor, you’ve gained the credibility and trust of your customers and stakeholders. Trusted advisors are very influential, and they can advise their stakeholders and help them make critical decisions. In a world where trust is hard to come by, being a trusted advisor is rare, precious, and it’s commendable. That’s why […]

The Best Time to Find Your Next Opportunity

There are two different scenarios for you to move to a new career opportunity: When you want to make the change.This happens when you understand that this is the right time to move on in order to learn new opportunities. The other scenario is when the market wants you.In this scenario, the market is valuing […]

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Establishing Currency Will Build Your Professional Network

One of the ways to build your brand within the organization is by creating currency. No, we’re not talking about the Federal Reserve. Let’s say you help executive A and provide some value. Then you’ve built currency with that person, and you’ve made a small currency deposit. Building Network Internally and Externally Over time, you […]

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What are the Best Investment Plans?

Where should you invest now?  The stock market is touching all-time highs, which makes it an expensive area to enter into now. Real estate is already expensive and Bitcoin is still very speculative. With their low rate of returns, savings accounts in banks are also out of the picture. So, where should you invest that […]

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Driving Change

The only constant in our work lives today is change. Leaders are going gaga over driving change – creating something new, improving existing things, making things better.  As a leader, if you are not driving change, that means you are maintaining the status quo. The longer you maintain that status quo, the higher the risk. […]

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Pattern Interrupt – to Solve Work Repetition

Imagine your typical workday.  You get ready, commute to work, and you walk into the office. You got meetings, assignments, work, projects, products, customers, employees, colleagues, and so much more to take care of. And once you get done with the day, you commute back, rinse and repeat for the next day. This pattern continues […]

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Creating a Collaborative Environment With New Teams

It is so important for our teams to have a collaborative environment where they can bring their best to the table, create value, help each other, and play to their strengths. There are a lot of times when we have to create this collaborative environment. Especially when you’re working with a brand-new team from some […]