Archive for June, 2010|
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
According to Scott Shane, economics professor at Case Western University, entepreneurial characteristics such as higher than average extroversion, openess to experience and even the capacity to be disagreeable(useful in negotiation) are inherited.
In 2010 I have seen half of my clients embrace the entrpreneurial route, after discovering their passion and being disgusted with the current employment marketplace.
From the standpoint of my own family, my brother and I became successful entrepreneurs despite having very conservative, cautious parents. In our case we were rebelling against traditional ways. Maybe there is such a thing as DNA rebellion.
Do you think that entrepreneurs are born or developed? What characteristics have you seen in those successfully self-employed?
Monday, June 7th, 2010
In my experience the Birkman Career Assessment is the most thorough and revealing career assessment for adults. Not only does it ultimately point you to multiple career possibilities, but also provides you with Internet links which provide almost everything you need to know about your career possibilities.
Even if you are not changing careers you will learn your strengths, needs,leadership style, and how to deal with your stress behavior.
When my clients have taken the Birkman Assessment I debrief it for them and rely on its contents to enhance the entire career transition process.