As leaders, what is our responsibility to nurture, encourage, and challenge talented people around us who are in subordinate positions to consider and make career moves? While it seems obvious that we'd like to retain someone who is highly successful and enjoys their work, we also have an obligation to our employees to help them develop their skills so successfully that in essence they work themselves out of their current job and need to move on to more challenging roles.
How can you overcome the anxiety most people feel during a job interview? The same mindfulness exercises that Alison DuBois of Westminster College in Pennsylvania used to help football players overcome performance anxiety may be the answer. The tactics she taught the players may be just what you need in order to let go of anxiety and accurately showcase your abilities, but for them to truly be effective, you must practice every day.
Do you need a doctorate in order to achieve your career goals? If you aspire to be a president, vice president, or dean, it’s not a question of if you will earn your doctorate, it’s a question of when. If your ultimate career pursuits are at the mid-level or assistant director level, a doctorate may not be necessary. This guide outlines important questions to ask yourself as you consider your professional and educational aspirations and which program is right for you.