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The Tyranny of Strategy

It’s time to give tactics a little love–the era of strategy being more important than everything else is over!

Overwhelmed by office clutter?

Expert explains how to prioritize and manage the flow of old-fashioned, low-tech ‘stuff’ in the digital age New York, NY – July 20, 2011 – Sure, most of us rarely put pen to paper on the job these days, but

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Sound bites can provide a career boost or on-the-job help

Sound bites can provide a career boost or on-the-job help New York, NY – July 1, 2011 – An expert in career strategies and corporate life says we can get a career boost or help on the job from ‘sound

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“Did you hear I got fired?”

How you talk about it may help you land your next job New York, NY – July 1, 2011 – The last thing you want to do is tell people you’ve been fired or laid-off, but one expert says your

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Nervous about leaving your job for summer vacation?

Expert says taking time off can be a great career move by ‘working’ it New York, NY – June 13, 2011 – You know lots of people without jobs, and others whose job situations are precarious, at best. Should you

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Time for a little spring (career) cleaning?

One expert suggests the change of season is a good time for new success strategies to dispel on-the-job doom-and-gloom NEW YORK – May 2, 2011 — There’s nothing like a little spring cleaning to reenergize and renew the spirits after

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A Holiday Wish

It’s not news that this past year has been challenging for many—individuals, companies and our country. Unlike past crises though this one seems to have divided us, not brought us together. For many, the focus has been on placing blame,

Avoiding Career Tricks or Treats

How to learn the difference between good career news and scary job moves NEW YORK – October 25, 2010 — You got a promotion – that’s a good thing, right? Could be, but then again, is your salary moving up

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Welcome to Our Corporate Life

Welcome to my blog. I’m Amanda Mitchell, founder of Our Corporate Life™ and this is my first post, so right now this is a one-way conversation. I’m hoping you’ll change that and be moved to comment when something strikes a

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Career

Happy to even have a job in this economy? An experienced ‘corporate navigator’ says just being grateful isn’t enough NEW YORK – August 20, 2010 — Most of us are happy to just be employed these days, but an experienced

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Taking Control of Your Career® Bootcamp Content Overview

Our Bootcamp is designed to get you back to feeling like yourself fast. To avoid overwhelm, we cover critical topics sequentially so you can make small changes quickly and experience immediate results.

1. New Beginnings

We start by creating a clear picture of your desired outcome and showing how feeling stuck can benefit you. You’ll also learn how to increase your physical and mental energy and a quick (less than 5 minutes!), easy way to improve your mood.

2. Setting Yourself Up For Success

It’s easier to succeed when your environment completely supports you. You’ll learn how to easily analyze yours and bring it into alignment. We’ll also cover techniques for viewing your work situation in a neutral, productive way–allowing you to move within it effortlessly.

3. Values & Standards

Values impact your behaviors, decisions, relationships and direction in life. Yet your values are often not aligned with your workplace. Standards are what we honor because we believe they will lead us to our goals. Logically you’d think high standards would result in a superior result but just the opposite often occurs. In this session we’ll cover how to maintain your standards when they’re not shared and how to stay true to yourself without making it an issue for others.

4. How Your Best Intentions Work Against You

If you’re like most achievers, you welcome and thrive on responsibility. Sometimes, however, your life can feel like one long “to do” list leaving little time to figure out what is working – or not – in your life. We’ll cover how to retrain your teammates, how to redefine your role and the concept of “responsibility without authority” – having one without the other makes success impossible.

5. Core Beliefs

Understanding how personal beliefs drive behavior is critical to freeing you from feeling trapped. This is a deeply personal and important aspect necessary to move into action. You’ll learn how to uncover the core belief that is out of alignment and the 5 step process you can use to replace it.

6. Who is in Control of Your Life?

Control is like catnip to high achievers – we all want it. But surprisingly few exercise control in the one area where they actually have it. This cycle of relentlessly trying to get control over an uncontrollable situation is exhausting and self–defeating. Resetting expectations so you can focus on fulfilling activities will provide the energy you need to regain your perspective and take action.

7. Setting Boundaries

If you’re surrounded by those who constantly violate your boundaries it will create conflict, drama and drain your energy. When you set and maintain appropriate boundaries you will experience an almost immediate reduction of stress. We will review the 5–step boundary setting process; discuss how to hold the line without alienating others or compromising your standards, and the implications of not being able to say “no”.

8. The Path Forward

Your work each session will have helped you uncover your personal traps and provided strategies for overcoming them. We’ll do a quick review and focus on how to use your strategic plan so you’ll never get in this situation again. We’ll also review how to appropriately take responsibility, how to manage workplace expectations and perceptions and the best habits for self–management when “overwhelm” strikes again – as it inevitably will.

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