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Light Yourself on Fire: The Key to Your Own Engagement
In doing the research for our new book, The Employee Engagement Mindset, we studied 150 highly engaged employees across industries, continents, cultures, and demographics. We interviewed them and observed them in all sorts of situations, organizations, and environments. What is absolutely clear is that highly engaged employees think and behave differently. They have a different mindset. They may work in different organizations and do very different jobs, but there’s a consistent theme among them: They take primary responsibility for their careers, their success, and their fulfillment. They own their own engagement. They are the driving force.
If you're looking for a new job or want to transition to something new, here are eight great ways to make contacts and meet new people:
1. First and most important, decide exactly what you want to do.
Many people network with the wrong people because they have not figured out what they want to do.
As a Courage Coach and consultant in courageous leadership, employees at all levels ask me intriguing questions. Below are four questions and answers that you might find interesting:
1) A director of HR shared a situation about a courageous hiring decision that demonstrated courageous leadership when she was confronted about hiring an “outsider.” What would you have done?
She said, “While it would have been the risk-free and popular decision to merely promote an internal favorite to a recently vacated executive position, I decided to take a significant risk in hiring a stellar candidate external to the organization who could lead a very important department from competent to excellent. This choice, even during times of economic uncertainty dictated structural change and altered “business as usual.” It took courage to approach....
"Can you tell me how I should look for a new job when I've been told that I have to leave my job because of my bad health?"
I'd say that's a tough one, wouldn't you? Esther is angry, feels totally alone and is really scared. Seems understandable to me.
The importance of joyful work
Sadly, most people did not learn at school about the importance of enjoying their work, unless they were fortunate to have a parent who taught how important it is. Most commonly, the notion of work to most people is the necessity for providing an income and a way to support one's self and a family. Career theories and assessment tests focus on the right fit but rarely joyful work. As a result, many people find themselves in a career which they may be good at but are rarely passionate about.
After 40, priorities change