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APM National Conference for Women in Project Management 2018, Karlene Agard

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From failure to Forbes

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APM National Conference for Women in Project Management 2018, Karlene Agard

  1. 1. From failure to Forbes - annotated slides
  2. 2. HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE A FAILURE? 1. Often 2. Sometimes 3. Rarely 4. Who me?! I’m perfect
  3. 3. LESSONS ON FAILURE
  4. 4. SO, YOU’VE MESSED UP! You’re human and we all do. What matters is, what next? What do you choose to tell yourself?
  5. 5. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.” – Henry Ford
  6. 6. A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Will this matter in time? Will you tell your grandkids? What do I want to tell them about how I dealt with it?
  7. 7. A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Is what I’m saying to myself true? Is it helpful? What would you say to a friend in the same situation?
  8. 8. A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Read: SOS for Emotions by Lynn Clark Telling Yourself the Truth by William Backus and Marie Chapman
  9. 9. DON’T GIVE UP! Life happens but it’s what you make of it that matters.
  10. 10. LESSONS ON CAREERS
  11. 11. • If you’re overwhelmed, get help. • Companies are increasingly aware of the impact of employee wellbeing on performance and vice versa. • It’s in your companies interest for you to be at your best. DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE
  12. 12. SPEAK UP • For yourself • For others • Be clear about your career goals
  13. 13. INVEST IN YOURSELF Invest your time and money to forge the career and life that you want to lead.
  14. 14. GETTING YOUR NEXT ROLE • Get as much information as you can before an interview. • Contact them if it’s feasible. • Interviews are a two-way process. • Be aware of what you have to offer and how the role aligns with your goals.
  15. 15. NETWORKING Preparation + Networking Opportunity
  16. 16. 13% men didn’t apply for a job they didn’t have all the qualifications for because they didn’t want to put themselves out if they were likely to fail. How many women said the same? https://hbr.org/2014/08/why-women-dont-apply-for-jobs-unless-theyre-100-qualified 11% 18% 22% 29%
  17. 17. 13% men didn’t apply for a job they didn’t have all the qualifications for because they didn’t want to put themselves out if they were likely to fail. How many women said the same? https://hbr.org/2014/08/why-women-dont-apply-for-jobs-unless-theyre-100-qualified 22%
  18. 18. “There is just one thing that makes your dreams impossible: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Cuello
  19. 19. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
  20. 20. QUESTIONS
  21. 21. THANK YOU! Email: karlene@aravun.com Twitter: @karlene_agard @ARAVUNltd Website: www.aravun.com Facebook: ARAVUN LinkedIn: Karlene Agard ARAVUN YouTube: ARAVUN

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