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Archive for 'Career'

Should You Quit Your Day Job and Become an Entrepreneur?

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly If you’re absolutely tired of your day job and it’s no longer fulfilling you, you may be tempted to quit and start on a brand new track towards entrepreneurship. But is this really a wise decision? Should you really quit your job to become your own boss […]

5 Sure-fire Ways to Advance in Your Career

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Whether you are seeking to climb the corporate ladder within your industry or looking for a new position with another company, there are ways in which you can advance quickly with just a little effort. Becoming proactive in your goals lets you take the reins, and before […]

How to Apply for a US Work Permit

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial series. My great-grandparents were immigrants and didn’t speak English, and as a result I strongly support the rich diversity that immigrants bring to the USA. Welcome and enjoy! – Kimberly Want to work in the US? Here’s some practical advice for people courageous enough to embrace the challenge to moving to […]

Time Allocation: Creating a Formula for Your Business

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Running a business is a time consuming endeavor. If you don’t allocate your time well, it can quickly become difficult to manage. Entrepreneurs often work unusual hours and in unorthodox spaces. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 56 percent of people who are self-employed have worked […]

3 Ways to Stay Focused on Success

Contributed article in our entrepreneurial business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly Any successful business man or woman can tell you that one of the main detriments to continued success is a sense of complacency that hits everyone at a certain period in their career. They reach a level where they are comfortable and take a step […]

The Stories We Tell: Creating and Perpetuating Your Corporate DNA

(Originally posted on projectconnections.com) Recently, several of my clients have become extremely interested in exploring what they call their “corporate DNA.” At first I resisted, because I was concerned that this metaphor implied that they were incapable of changing. But for the most part, this model is being used to explore the unique identity of […]

What is Design Thinking? A Powerful Methodology for Projects, but NOT “Thinking About Design”!

(Originally posted on projectconnections.com) Why do simple and effective approaches to getting things done often become obscured by jargon? For example, way back in the last century when I worked at HP we experienced big changes in the business environment.  Although layoffs are common at HP these days, back then everyone I knew believed that HP had […]

Take a Shot of Scrappiness and Call Me in the Morning by Emily Hennessee

(Originally posted on SVProjectManagement.com) I’m delighted to post this story on behalf of Emily, who sent it to me as evidence that she was becoming more scrappy. In this story Emily shows us how we can help our teams think things through and clarify goals by asking good questions and facilitating discussions that people are “too […]

Similarities Between Parenting a Newborn and Project Management by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

 (This article was originally published on www.svprojectmanagement.com) (Posted anonymously on behalf of a program engineering manager at a fine, upstanding organization where it would  be  best if his name was not used.) Things are going well on the home front. I am beginning to draw a lot of correlations between parenting a newborn  and  succeeding […]

How to Lead Effectively. Video Blog 3 by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

How can you lead effectively when you’re promoted? You have 2 ears and 1 mouth, so use them in that ratio! Start by listening, collaboratively set clear goals, and work together as a real team, not just a group of people jockeying for position, power and status. Check out Kimberly’s 1 minute view on this. […]