Question to discuss:
How can you shape your attitudes and actions in your current job to better maximize and anticipate future opportunities?
Roundtable: Your Job Matters
None of us have complete control over our futures, but we’re anything but powerless when it comes to shaping them through our actions and attitudes. In fact, how we view and respond to where we are now can have a profound impact on where we end up. This is especially true in our careers. Do you feel stuck in a dead-end job? Did you go to school for something far removed from what you’re doing now? Are you afraid that landing anywhere close to your career passion may be nothing more than a pipe dream? Get encouraged by the people on this week’s panel. All of them have walked or are walking the “where do I go from here?” story, and all of them are learning to maximize where they are right now in light of what they want to do down the road.
Culture: Leave Your Mark
It’s easy to think of a job as a sum of the statements on your job description. But working toward growth and impact is so much more. Tim Elmore asserts there are certain traits that set young employees apart. He calls them Habitudes for New Professionals, and he paints their principles in word pictures. Want to know what he’s talking about? Check out this practical and insightful interview.
Inbox: Professional Romance
They’re teachers at the same school, but he’d like to pursue a relationship with her. Is that off-limits, or is there a way to do romance in the workplace with both class and professionalism? Counselor Glenn Lutjens weighs in.