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Why Job Searches Stall – Part 2

In Part 2 of this series on why job searches stall, we’ll look at common strategic mistakes executives make that slowdown their transitions to new roles.  We’ll also offer suggestions for overcoming them.

With companies using job eliminations as a “go-to” business strategy, knowing how to launch and direct a job search is a “must-have” skill which every executive needs to master.

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Why Job Searches Stall — Part 1

With companies using job eliminations as a “go-to” business strategy, knowing how to launch and direct a job search is a “must-have” skill which every executive needs to master.

With that, executives need to avoid the mindsets and behaviors that can stall a job search.  I’ve coached hundreds of executives working through job and career transitions, and I’ve seen time and time again the pitfalls that can stall a job search and cause heavy-duty frustration and anxiety.

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Do What It Takes, Not Your Best

An executive coaching client, at the end of a recent coaching session, began to wrap up with a summary of the insights he had gained during our discussion. I asked him to sum up the actions he had identified to put his learnings into practice and get results.

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Activation Beats Information

Sometimes one of my executive coaching clients gets stuck in the information cycle.

In the quest to advance a career to the next level, a lot of time gets spent googling for information about career growth and professional development. It’s easy to do with so many resources available to us.

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Embrace the Suck

What can executives do to advance their careers when they’re bored? Or stuck in a no-growth role? Or stressed? Or facing company turmoil?

One action they can take is to “Embrace the Suck.” It’s a military term that means “the situation is bad, deal with it.” Sports psychologists also use the term to train their athletes to cultivate a performance mindset.

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Fight Fear for Career Success

How do you beat back fear to win career success?

You may say that you don’t feel fear. But deep down, we all sometimes experience fear in some form at work.

You feel it when things are uncertain, when stakes are high, when things aren’t going well, when change explodes or when you’re not clear on what you need to do or how to do it.

You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel fear sometimes. The challenge is: You don’t want on-the-job fear to derail your work performance and career path.READ MORE

Ask Better Questions to Get Success

Why do executives and business owners sometimes struggle to get what they want in work and life?

One reason is they may be asking the wrong questions.

Questions like:

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How do you get unstuck?

Everyone is Story Telling.

Companies tell stories – sometimes called “narratives” — to communicate about their corporate reputations. Marketers create narratives to communicate the relevance of their brands and engage consumers in conversations about the “brand story.”

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