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Unanticipated Conversations

All of us have had unexpected conversations at one time or another. Your company surprises you by reorganizing. The CEO wants to see you immediately. A key customer suddenly decides to move their business elsewhere. The commonality in all these

Corporate Driver: Communication

Setting Career Priorities

When people take action and focus on their careers, it’s almost always in response to dissatisfaction they’re experiencing at work. And that dissatisfaction often gets in the way of finding a solution. You’re so consumed with what isn’t working that

Corporate Driver: Accountability

Career Path Traps

Our culture teaches us to look at others as reference points throughout our life. We follow the paths that seem to work for other people. As life becomes more complex, we tend to rely on models and real-life examples to

Corporate Driver: Accountability

Finding Meaning in Your Job

How do you handle work when you’re not one of the lucky ones who has found meaning there? First, forget the idea that you have to make a drastic change. Anyone can find meaning at their current job because meaning

Corporate Driver: Perspective

Mind Management

We’ve all experienced it. Our boss seems distant and a little cold. A call we expect doesn’t come. We pitch for business and hear…crickets. In no time we’re convinced that it was something we did—or didn’t do. We get down

Corporate Driver: Perspective

Knee-Jerk Negativism

It’s easy to forget that we choose how we view the world. Because it’s our perspective, we believe whatever we think is reality and not merely an interpretation of facts that we can control. Imagine how different you’d feel if

Corporate Driver: Perspective

Management Derailment

You may have never heard the term, but chances are good you’ve been exposed to a derailed executive. A derailed executive is someone who starts out very strongly, is successful, but then unintentionally fails—leading to demotion, firing, or early retirement.

Corporate Driver: Accountability

Being Right Without Seeming So

Achievers are used to being rewarded for being right. After all, it’s likely that being right is what got you where you are today. However, the more leadership you assume, the less you’re dealing with the technical areas (sales, marketing,

Corporate Driver: Communication

Effective Manager Management

You’ve probably heard the saying, “People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.” It reflects the research that shows that one of the most—if not the most–important predictor of job satisfaction is your relationship with your immediate supervisor. How they view

Corporate Driver: Expectations

Improve Your Focus

While we may know that concentrating our attention and energy yields better results more quickly, maintaining focus is more difficult than ever—and it’s going to get worse. “Scientists say juggling email, phone calls and other incoming information can change how

Corporate Driver: Perspective

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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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