"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."- Martin Luther King, JR. The word most important in that phrase is "molder". It is the verb that provides all of the instruction needed and describes what is important in how to "act" and become a leader, how to get people to work together to achieve something better. You lead effectively not by seeking agreement, but rather by molding it.
Are you considering whether it’s time to leave your current position? If you have asked yourself this question, it’s highly likely that there are internal or external indicators that have brought this thought to the forefront of your mind. Don’t disregard why you are suddenly raising this question within yourself. You may well need to consider if it is time to begin making the transition to something different.
Here are some signs that it may be T.I.M.E T.O. L.E.A.V.E your current role.
There's a huge difference when a driver first "signals" before they venture into your lane. You are aware of the intention in advance and can adjust accordingly. You are able to speed up, slow down, or "block" all while both drivers continue moving forward. Linking to your career, if you are one to offer solutions, opinions or examples outside of your area of expertise, it's nice to "signal first". This common courtesy allows for forward movement in a more collegial and professional manner.
Typically, at the start of almost every interview, there is a question from the interviewer requesting that you ‘tell me a little about yourself? Answering this question correctly allows you a small amount of time to prep the interviewer for what to expect out of you for the duration of the time you’ll be spending with them. Here are a few pointers to help you knock this question out of the ball park.
Many people wonder how to best answer the interview question - Where do you see yourself in 5 years? While you don’t have to have every career goal planned out, you should be prepared to articulate the skills you are looking to development or the experiences you are looking to gain...and of course link those back to the great value you hope to bring to the organization.
A Mock Interview will:
• Boost and enhance your confidence
• Minimize stress and nerves
• Test your timing and answer flow
• Bring examples you can use closer to mind for easier recall during the interview
• Allow you to work on your general posture and body language
• Allow you to get into a rhythm for answering behavioral based interview questions
• Allow you to get feedback on overall presentation style and answer delivery
NOTE: This is an excerpt from Interview Strong , An Insider View and Player's Guide by Courtney D. Temple available via Amazon January Video interviewing is utilized for several reasons by employers. It is a useful technology when managing high volumes of candidates for roles as well as minimizing travel expenses for candidates that are still in the evaluation stage. If you are invited to participate in a video interview, you will need to set the stage appropriately for your video interview.