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What You Need to Know Before You Reorganize Your Organization
Published 7/10/2019 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note:This article contains 1591 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes.   There’s every possibility that you’ve experienced at least one reorganization in your career at some point. Reorganizations are usually an excellent way to unlock value and stay in tune with the constant change in the business environment. Reorganization is an effective way to improve performance and keep up with the incredible pace of change in the business world.  It is often undertaken to boost innovation and ultimately financial performance. Companies often undergo reorganization to curtail inertia or routines that may progressively undermine growth. However, the truth is that most reorganizations are not entirely successful. A survey carried out by McKinsey revealed that more than 80% of reorganizations fail to deliver the value promised. Furthermore, an estimated 10% cause severe damage to the company and they could also be a miserable experience for employees. Research suggests that... read more ❯
Tough Decision? Try Values Based Decision Making
Published 7/9/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Humans have different ways of making decisions which range from instinct, subconscious beliefs, conscious beliefs, values, intuition, emotion, logic, science and inspiration. As people are being more conscious, they tend to choose the latter of the listed forms of decision making as evolutionary perspectives, values based decision making and inspirations are still new.  If you are struggling to make an important decision you might try Values Based Decision Making. What are values? Your values are the things you feel are important in the way you work and live. They determine your priorities and how well you are living and they can be used to measure how fulfilled you are. You become satisfied and content when the things you do are in line with your values. In fact, they represent the way you want to be in the world. What is values based decision making? Values based decision making is important for individuation and self-actualization. It helps... read more ❯
[VIDEO] Julia Zarina on Followership
Published 7/2/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
  Julia Zarina - Understanding followership really allows people to, not fit in, in the weak kinda sense of this word, but fit in, in a sense that you feel supported, you feel like you're a part of the team. And you feel like everybody can see what you're doing and can come around and support you or give you more resources or promote you or whatever your goals are.   Christopher Lawrence - Hi internet, it's me, Christopher Lawrence and I'm here with my friend, Julia Zarina. And Julia is knowledgeable on this subject of followership.   Julia - Okay. (laughs)   Christopher - So Julia, what is followership?   Julia - So followership is all about playing that complementary role to your leader instead of trying to do either the same thing that they're trying to do or even competing with them or doing something that will harm them in any way or the teamwork or the... read more ❯
[VIDEO] The Best Video Interviewing Tips: Part 5 Tips For You
Published 6/25/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Check out this great video on interviewing. This is part 5 in a five part series. https://youtu.be/3KEpNycNTeQ Check out the transcript below! Karmal - In an interview itself, you can't have loads of paper in front of you, but on a video interview, you can. Christopher - What tips would you give to people who might have to go out and do an interview? What are the one, two, or three key things that's, like, if I was to do this again, here's exactly what I would differently and here's what I would tell people out in the internet world? Karmal - I think what I missed a lot with the company that I was working for, sorry, that I was interviewing for, not working for, I should've gone a bit more to their website and put down a bit more of their keywords off their website because I was going through and answering, and often... read more ❯
[VIDEO] The Best Video Interviewing Tips: Part 4 Likes / Dislikes
Published 6/18/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Check out this great video on interviewing. Be sure to check back next week for Part 5 of this five part series. https://youtu.be/Hyo72g4DEPc Check out the transcript below! Christopher - When you're in an interview with a person who's asking questions and there's rapport established and there's a level of comfort, your answers are different or at least you respond differently than when you're behind a video. From your own experience like, what did you like about the video interview? Karmal - I liked it because you have the 90 seconds to think about things and write things down whereas in a face to face interview you can't go excuse me for a minute or two, I just need to write some stuff down. Christopher - Can you set a timer for 90 seconds, yeah. Karmal - So it was good that I could think about things and jot some little notes down in between before... read more ❯
[VIDEO] The Best Video Interviewing Tips: Part 3 Starting The Interview / Lessons Learned
Published 6/11/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Check out this great video on interviewing. Be sure to check back next week for part 4 of this five part series. https://youtu.be/SNSCsCoaFHQ Check out the transcript below! Christopher - What would've happened if you, like, had a sneezing fit or something?  Karmal - It would've got recorded.  Christopher - So then you went and you clicked the link and you did the interview-- Karmal - I did the interview. Christopher - So I'm curious, how did you, let's step back for a second here. Because the things that I would be thinking about if I'm doing an interview. So you did this at home-- Karmal - Yes. Christopher - It wasn't in their space-- Karmal - No. Christopher - This was in your home. Great idea for the employer in so many senses. But I think some people they get a bit nervous in front of video whereas if they're in front of somebody, they would perform differently. Like, I'm... read more ❯
[VIDEO] The Best Video Interviewing Tips: Part 2 Prepping for The Interview
Published 6/4/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Check out this great video on interviewing. Be sure to check back next week for Part 3 of this five part series. https://youtu.be/bWRu3f3B1Z0 Check out the transcript below! Karmal - So, I decided to go with something a bit more colorful. Christopher - I know for me, I would have looked at, what was I wearing? Karmal - Yes. Christopher - What was behind me? Karmal - Yes. Christopher - So, what did you wear? And, what did you put behind you? Karmal - So, I decided to go with something a bit more colorful. Now unfortunately, my office at my house is in our spare bedroom, which has really bright pink walls. So, I tried to set the video so that the pink walls were down at the bottom. I couldn't get rid of them entirely, 'cause they come halfway up. But, so they were a little bit behind me, but I just tried. And, they have a... read more ❯
[VIDEO] The Best Video Interviewing Tips: Part 1 The Initial Experience
Published 5/28/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Check out this great video on interviewing. Be sure to check back next week for Part 2 of this five part series.   https://youtu.be/bZ4WTKd-Um8 Check out the transcript below! Christopher - The job search process is, in my opinion in terms of a first world, we're very privileged to live where we live. Karmal - Yes. Christopher - It's kind of an inhumane process, like there's-- Karmal - It really is. Christoper - Hi everybody, this is Christopher Lawrence with Change My Life Coaching, and I am here with a friend and colleague, Karmal Beninger. Karmal and I went to college together. So actually, Karmal is here with me today because she had to do her very first video interview for a job. So, Karmal is a job-searcher right now, and there is a trend moving forward now with doing video interviews, and so there's all sorts of different things. So, I wanna help our followers understand how... read more ❯
What does it mean to “Manage Up” and Should You?
Published 5/22/2019 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note:This article contains 1584 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes.   You’ve probably heard the expression: people don’t quit jobs, but they quit managers and that’s a basic fact. For most people, the major component of job satisfaction is not the office layout or resource tools. When you think about it even further, it’s not even about bonuses, benefits or workload, but instead it is more about the relationship they have with their manager. Interestingly, according to a study, conducted by psychologist Michelle McQuaid, the author of Five Reasons to Tell Your ManagerTo Go F**k Themselves, revealed that more than 65% of workers surveyed would choose a new manager over a pay raise. In her research she’s found that employees who dislike their managers take an average of 15 more sick days per year than other workers. More than that, they even slow down on the job, don’t... read more ❯
[VIDEO] Do You Have a Fulfilling Career or a Good Job?
Published 5/14/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Do you have a "fulfilling career" or a "good job"? https://youtu.be/ULlfxIy-DW4 Transcription Christopher Lawrence here with Change My Life Coaching. I often get asked the question, what makes a fulfilling career? Sometimes when clients come in they bring in a Venn diagram that's made up of three circles, usually, right? The Venn diagram says, you have to have a job that contains skills that you're good at, and it says that you must have a job that is doing something that you're passionate about, and then the third thing is that your job has to meet market demand. And so, I think that's, you know, and pay well, right? So, that's what makes a fulfilling career, but actually, I don't think that makes a fulfilling career. I think it makes a good job. I think if you get paid well and the market needs it and you're good at it and you have some... read more ❯
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