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Setting Personal Goals:  Be Grateful Every Day

Setting Personal Goals: Be Grateful Every Day

Achieving your goals is not a foregone conclusion. There will be surprises along the way - both ‘good’ and ‘bad’. And even the ‘bad’ can be ‘good’ if you can learn something from them. You’ll need motivation - and a positive attitude – to keep moving forward, step by step. And nothing will help you to keep a positive attitude like being grateful every day! Be grateful for that ‘good’ thing that happened to you…and for that ‘bad’ thing too – provided you took away a good lesion from it and ‘turned the lemon into lemonade’!
Setting Personal Goals:  Lay Out a Path to Your Future

Setting Personal Goals: Lay Out a Path to Your Future

This step is where you begin to set your goals – from a place where you have clearly identified what you want and where you have reconciled with your past. If you’re lacking in that clarity, go back and write down what you think you want – in all domains of your life. And if you still feel a strong sense of cynicism, go back and examine the potential beliefs that are sure to sabotage you…and replace them with new beliefs that to you are liberating.
Setting Personal Goals:  Reconcile With the Past

Setting Personal Goals: Reconcile With the Past

Have you ever set a goal – for the 2nd…or 3rd…or nth time!? How frustrating! Obviously, something is holding you back…or you really don’t want it very badly after all. Unless the goal is totally unachievable for some reason, it’s likely that your obstacle is something from the past. It could be in the form of doubts that you have – limiting beliefs that are holding you back. In order to liberate yourself from those doubts…and eliminate the frustration from trying the same thing yet again with eroded confidence…you need to find a way to put the past in the past.
Career Development: Stage of Career

Career Development: Stage of Career

Are you at the very beginning of your career - or in the later stages? In the former case, you need to think more about where you want to be than where you have been. In the latter case, you need to consider what you have done to this point - as that usually provides a lot of direction for your next steps. In the earlier stages, it can be challenging to gain a focus, whereas in later stages it can be difficult to think about things out of a particular range of focus!
Career Development: Aptitude and Personality Testing

Career Development: Aptitude and Personality Testing

It can be helpful to take some various tests that can give you some insights about yourself - and about other people with whom you might work – and how you work in various situations. These can enable you to more confidently and comfortably set a direction, manage a situation, or develop some aspect of your capabilities. Some examples of these tests include: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Career Strengths Test, and the MAPP Career Assessment Test, but there are many more.
Career Development: Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Career Development: Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Preference for hard skills versus soft skills is a key career development consideration. Hard skills, where there is definite knowledge and expertise, is preferable to many people. Soft skills, which includes such things as communications and ‘people skills’, may be your preference. Ideally, anyone will have some combination of both – but there is an inherent preference and a tendency to rely on one more than the other. In terms of career the best combination for you?
Career Development: Highly or Loosely Structured Approach

Career Development: Highly or Loosely Structured Approach

You may prefer a more structured environment…or a more loosely structured environment. It’s a personal preference, and in all likelihood any environment will necessarily have elements of both. Your preference, and the jobs and environments that you desire will surely have a clear influence on how you develop your career – and your skills. In the end, you just need to know what you are doing…but how you get there is up to you.
Digital Future:  Digital Government

Digital Future: Digital Government

As with businesses, there are opportunities – and necessities – for governments embracing the opportunities that digital technology provides. Digital government most likely involves digitizing the interfaces of government – at least with other governments, with citizens, with businesses, and with other organizations. So, it would seem that it is aimed largely at efficiency. However, the digital future for government may be the dawn of a whole new era that redefines the role of government.
Digital Future:  Digital Health

Digital Future: Digital Health

I was recently in a meeting, and someone pulled out their iphone and dragged the end of it down their upper left arm. This individual explained that as a diabetic, he is now able to check his blood sugar level as much as he likes and therefore is able to keep his levels much more in balance that previously. And he’s able to do it without painful ‘pin pricks’ previously required for a brief blood test.