Career IntelligenceC-IQStrategiesforUnleashingYour CareerPotentialCopyright © 2013 RPParker
Defining Careerwww.BusinessDictionary.comThe progress and actions taken by a person throughout alifetime, especially those...
First Law of MotionIf there is no netforce on an object,then its velocity isconstant. The objectis either at rest (ifits v...
Work-LifeBalanceC SuiteAutonomyGo To SkillsCareerSatisfactionLearningLoopsPromotionsC-IQ
Intelligence….“Smart is not something you are;smart is something you get.”—Deborah WorthamC-IQ
BrandNavigationAdvocatesExpertiseCharacterCareer IntelligencePyramidC-IQ
EXPERTISEC-IQExpertiseCompetenceSkills, Knowledge, &TrainingContextualizationSituational AdaptabilityContingencyResiliency...
Navigation—“OrganizationalSavvy”C-IQNAVIGATIONDo I know and understand how to maneuver through the politics?Is my organiz...
The Corporate Card GameRule #1: Learn the rules of the gameUnderstand the culture, where career decisionsare really made, ...
C-IQNAVIGATIONTo develop your internalcorporate compassTo get your name intoimportant conversationsTo becomeorganizational...
CHARACTER“A virtuous character provides the foundation for individuals todeal with the important matters of people (life)”...
C-IQCHARACTERAristotleon:Character& CareerIntelligenceHappinessBehaviorsCharacterNavigation
C-IQCharacter VirtuesCourageLoyalEmpatheticHumilityTemperanceFairTemperanceSincereForgivingKindnessHonestyTrustworthySelf-...
CAREERADVOCATES• Life Mentor• Career Mentor• Expertise Mentor• Career Coach• Sponsor• NetworkC-IQCareer Advocates
Advantagesof Advocates• Advancement & Promotions• Enhanced career satisfaction• Greater self awareness• Greater self belie...
Mentee Tips…• Before you ask someone to mentor you, invite him or her to lunch,get to know them, and make sure it’s a good...
• Before you meet, be prepared with specific questions to ask. Realizethat when someone is sharing his or her information,...
MaximizingCareer Advocate RelationshipsC-IQCAREERADVOCATESClarify what you wantThink outside of the boxDiscuss meeting sch...
PERSONALBRANDC-IQYour je ne sais quoi!
ImageCharismaPropositionStatementAffiliationsWorkQualityMe, Inc.PERSONALBRANDC-IQ
Managing Me, Inc.• Be clear about the image you intend to project.• Make certain your brand message is consistent across a...
PERSONALBRANDC-IQ
C-IQPERSONALBRANDMe, Inc.Social Media Networking
C-IQPERSONALBRANDMe, Inc.Social Media Networking
Career Intelligence refers to your aptitudefor putting your career in motion.B.E.C.A.N.Get your name into important conver...
Career IntelligenceC-IQStrategiesforUnleashingYourCareerPotentialrpp12@comcast.netCopyright © 2013 RPParker
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Career Intelligence: Strategies for Unleashing Your Career Potential

  1. 1. Career IntelligenceC-IQStrategiesforUnleashingYour CareerPotentialCopyright © 2013 RPParker
  2. 2. Defining Careerwww.BusinessDictionary.comThe progress and actions taken by a person throughout alifetime, especially those related to that persons occupations.A career is often composed of the jobs held, titles earned andwork accomplished over a long period of time, rather than justreferring to one position.The etymology of the term comes from the m. French wordcarriere (16 c.) ("road, racecourse") which, in turn, comes fromthe Latin word "(via) cararia" (track for wheeled vehicles) whichoriginated from the Latin word “carrus" which means "wagon."C-IQ
  3. 3. First Law of MotionIf there is no netforce on an object,then its velocity isconstant. The objectis either at rest (ifits velocity is equalto zero), or it moveswith constant speedin a single direction.C-IQ
  4. 4. Work-LifeBalanceC SuiteAutonomyGo To SkillsCareerSatisfactionLearningLoopsPromotionsC-IQ
  5. 5. Intelligence….“Smart is not something you are;smart is something you get.”—Deborah WorthamC-IQ
  6. 6. BrandNavigationAdvocatesExpertiseCharacterCareer IntelligencePyramidC-IQ
  7. 7. EXPERTISEC-IQExpertiseCompetenceSkills, Knowledge, &TrainingContextualizationSituational AdaptabilityContingencyResiliency & “Plan B?”DREYFUS H L and DREYFUS S E (1986) Mind over Machine: the power of human intuition and expertise in the era of the computer Oxford; Basil BlackwellCreativityProblem-solving
  8. 8. Navigation—“OrganizationalSavvy”C-IQNAVIGATIONDo I know and understand how to maneuver through the politics?Is my organization hierarchical?What is the bureaucracy?What and with who should you build ally relationships with?Who are the gatekeepers?These are the individuals who have access to people, information, andoften solutions you need (ex: executive assistants). Who are the ears andeyes of the silos—might not want to burn that relationship.What are the important topics outside of my silo—enterprise/industry.SafetyAffordable Care ActSequestrationHow do you perform when the baton is handed to you?What is the quality of my work?Am I prepared?Can I link my work to other important areas of my organization?Am I confident?
  9. 9. The Corporate Card GameRule #1: Learn the rules of the gameUnderstand the culture, where career decisionsare really made, and who’s making the decisions.C-IQNAVIGATIONRule #2: Deal your cardsGet your name into important conversations.Rule #3: Work on your personal gameManage your brand and reputation.www.CorporateCardGame.ComCopyright©2003-2012CCSingleton
  10. 10. C-IQNAVIGATIONTo develop your internalcorporate compassTo get your name intoimportant conversationsTo becomeorganizationally savvyObjectives of Navigation
  11. 11. CHARACTER“A virtuous character provides the foundation for individuals todeal with the important matters of people (life)” —AristotleC-IQ
  12. 12. C-IQCHARACTERAristotleon:Character& CareerIntelligenceHappinessBehaviorsCharacterNavigation
  13. 13. C-IQCharacter VirtuesCourageLoyalEmpatheticHumilityTemperanceFairTemperanceSincereForgivingKindnessHonestyTrustworthySelf-restraintRespectTolerantEthicalSelflessCHARACTERForceful
  14. 14. CAREERADVOCATES• Life Mentor• Career Mentor• Expertise Mentor• Career Coach• Sponsor• NetworkC-IQCareer Advocates
  15. 15. Advantagesof Advocates• Advancement & Promotions• Enhanced career satisfaction• Greater self awareness• Greater self belief• Improved confidence• Enhanced skills and knowledge• The “know how” to pay it forwardC-IQCAREERADVOCATES
  16. 16. Mentee Tips…• Before you ask someone to mentor you, invite him or her to lunch,get to know them, and make sure it’s a good fit.• Be careful to choose someone who has accomplished in his or herlife the same thing you want to accomplish in your endeavors. Asksomeone who has a proven track record and resonates with yourvalues.• Before you approach someone for mentoring, get to know as muchas you can about them. Google them—there’s a great deal ofinformation on the website.• Be humble, transparent, and willing to ask the questions thatexpose your weakness.C-IQCAREERADVOCATES
  17. 17. • Before you meet, be prepared with specific questions to ask. Realizethat when someone is sharing his or her information, insights, andtime with you that you should respect that and come with a plan.• If your mentor is not nearby, make the effort to travel and speak faceto face with him or her from time to time.• Be willing to speak and meet with others on your mentor’s staff. Ifthe mentor is not available but suggests you meet with a staffperson, respect his or her judgment and learn from the availablesources.• Be kind to your mentor’s assistants, never demanding to meet withhim or her or calling several times a day.Mentee Tips…C-IQCAREERADVOCATES
  18. 18. MaximizingCareer Advocate RelationshipsC-IQCAREERADVOCATESClarify what you wantThink outside of the boxDiscuss meeting scheduleBe clearTransparency
  19. 19. PERSONALBRANDC-IQYour je ne sais quoi!
  20. 20. ImageCharismaPropositionStatementAffiliationsWorkQualityMe, Inc.PERSONALBRANDC-IQ
  21. 21. Managing Me, Inc.• Be clear about the image you intend to project.• Make certain your brand message is consistent across all platforms.• Make certain your brand positively reflects you and your affiliations• Keep your value proposition to 10 words or less. If not, you run therisk of being forgettable• Always put your best foot forward because someone is alwayswatching—you do not want your good evil spoken of.• Understand that everything online is 24/7 forever.• Always be prepared; you only get one time to make a firstimpression!• Remember—if you don’t manage your brand, others will manage itfor you.C-IQPERSONALBRAND
  22. 22. PERSONALBRANDC-IQ
  23. 23. C-IQPERSONALBRANDMe, Inc.Social Media Networking
  24. 24. C-IQPERSONALBRANDMe, Inc.Social Media Networking
  25. 25. Career Intelligence refers to your aptitudefor putting your career in motion.B.E.C.A.N.Get your name into important conversationsManage your Me, Inc.Key takeaways…
  26. 26. Career IntelligenceC-IQStrategiesforUnleashingYourCareerPotentialrpp12@comcast.netCopyright © 2013 RPParker

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