I’m grateful my family is here to celebrate the completion of my doctoral degree. While I defended my dissertation last spring just after my second daughter Liesel was born, yesterday was the graduation and doctoral hooding ceremony. Like so many professionals who have done further education in mid-career, life doesn’t
Oversight of a thorough succession plan is viewed as a key responsibility of a well-established, strategic Human Resources (HR) function. But what exactly is the role of HR in establishing career plans as part of the organization’s succession planning, and is it possible for HR to overstep its bounds? Whether
Whether you are currently employed and interested in learning about potential career opportunities for the longer term or are seeking a new role with a greater sense of urgency, you are no doubt aware that your professional network can be a tremendously helpful resource. But there are some pitfalls that
“You are very brave.” That was the response that 49-year-old Rob Thorneycroft received from many when he closed the successful graphic design firm he had started 20 years ago in London and enrolled in a Masters Program in User Experience Design. Motivated by a combination of a desire for change,
After hearing the topic of practice vs. study come up more than once in the past few days, I feel compelled to weigh in on the subject. In the first instance it came up casually over dinner. A friend of a friend– a highly successful head of a global business
When we hear the word “networking,” it can conjure up images of the world’s “super-networkers” – people passing out reams of business cards at events and cocktail parties, telling savvy stories, and impressing you with their perfectly crafted 30-second elevator pitches. But this type of networking is not for everyone.