December is a good month to review the past year, assess and set goals, and... STOP! Don't look back! Just because all the television news shows look back every December 31st, doesn't mean it is a helpful practice. There comes a time to let go of the past and move forward. Being future-focused starts with admitting that while learning occurred in the past, dwelling on history is a heavy weight. Shouldn't you start lifting weights in the new year?
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The need to broaden and deepen our understanding of visionary women, gender bias, and career development cannot be limited to one month, one training session, or one experience. The bigger picture of the pervasiveness of the gender issues today demands attention in an intentional way. One place to start is looking back – at history (or “her-story") and at the development of young girls' careers, then bring that knowledge forward to the work world today. ~ Melanie Reinersman,
Employment status, contractor title, legislation, and more terms need to be (re)learned in order to understand the gig economy. Previously, the worker was free to define a gig as anything other than a 9-to-5, regular 40 hour work week, with single employer. On demand services increased the need for gig workers, as consumers enjoyed convenience and unique delivery methods. Independent contractors may be the winners as regulations increase costs to employers, including wage hik
You know the saying, “Growing old isn’t great but it beats the alternative.” Now is the time to recognize the societal norms that affect us, our language, our perceptions, etc., about age and work. If everyone can work toward an attitude change, then everyone can work – regardless of age. ~ Melanie Reinersman, firstname.lastname@example.org Photo by Annie Gray on Unsplash FOCUS ON: Ageism and Older People Identifying ageism for what it is is the first step in changing a
At the end of every year, it is natural to look back and review the past events. Why not similarly review one’s career, when a job ends? Or evaluate a presentation after it is over? Anytime self-reflection occurs, the opportunity for growth increases. If you are not already encouraging this with your clients (or at least modeling it for them), the end of 2018 is an appropriate time to start. ~ Melanie Reinersman, email@example.com Photo by Matt Botsford on