For so many reasons, it's important that you like your job. If you work full-time, that means that you probably currently spend the majority of your life at work.
When you add up all the physical and mental hours that you spend focused on work each week - evenings and weekends included - that factors in huge as to whether you're getting much enjoyment out of life.
Harold Hillman on Radio Live's new Your Sunday show with Heather du Plessis-Allan: Harold and Heather discuss the difference between Americans and Kiwis approach and talk about their career goals and promoting themselves.
In the ongoing war for the best talent, companies are starting to recognise that career management is a two-way proposition. The company definitely will have its views on where you can contribute best. But you will also have some views on what roles will best tap your natural talents or aptitude, or where you believe you can make the biggest impact.
Even if you aren't prepared to take the wheel yet, at least move to the front seat where you have a better vantage on the options that lie ahead for you.
On this episode, Harold talks about one person’s challenge on how to disrupt the status quo at work, without damaging co-worker relationships.
The key points Harold makes include: 1. Don’t call yourself a change agent (2.43) 2. Show some appreciation for what you’re joining (3.04) 3. Test what you are learning with some key people (3.40) 4. Build your change program with the team (4.11) 5. Be authentic (4.40)
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