Forbes: Nine Ways To Incorporate Values-Based Decision Making Into Your Career Choices

Forbes: Nine Ways To Incorporate Values-Based Decision Making Into Your Career Choices

Nine Ways To Incorporate Values-Based Decision Making Into Your Career Choices

Values-based decision making means understanding what is most important to you and then incorporating this into your life on a daily basis. Knowing exactly what you believe also helps you make the decisions that naturally lead to a more fulfilling career.

But how can you adjust your priorities in order to shift to this approach? Below, we asked nine members of Forbes Coaches Council how to put values-based decision-making into practice in order to lead a more fulfilling career. Here’s what they said:

 

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If It Doesn’t Align, Don’t Choose It

Values-based decision making requires you to really know yourself, what you stand for, what you’re passionate about, and your purpose. Knowing this allows you to set guardrails for making decisions. Ultimately you become aligned, happier, fulfilled and always on-track, which accelerates success in life and your career. You can’t make bad decisions with this model, as you always remain true to you.

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This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: 14 Tips For Leading A More Effective Meeting

Forbes: 14 Tips For Leading A More Effective Meeting

14 Tips For Leading A More Effective Meeting

No one likes meetings for the sake of meetings. They disrupt workflow and leave you with the feeling that the organizer doesn’t appreciate your time. This begs the question, what can leaders do to run more engaging, effective meetings?

When you take the time to make meetings useful to those attending, engagement happens naturally. You can take this idea a step further by starting the meeting with an “attention-getter” and ending with specific action requirements for each person. According to members of Forbes Coaches Council, here are several more ways to successfully facilitate a meeting people want to attend:

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Create a parking lot.

Create a “parking lot” for items that arise that should either be discussed offline individually or at another meeting. This will help you stay on track to your agenda, be respectful of everyone’s time at the table, and allow you to remain in control of the meeting. Parked items can be sent out via email as action items post meeting or added to the next meeting agenda.   – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: 11 Ways Solopreneurs Can Get Over Their Modesty And Build A Stronger Brand

Forbes: 11 Ways Solopreneurs Can Get Over Their Modesty And Build A Stronger Brand

11 Ways Solopreneurs Can Get Over Their Modesty And Build A Stronger Brand

As a new solopreneur, you face a daunting challenge. You’re ready to work and may even have years of relevant industry experience, but you need to build credibility to attract customers.

Many new solopreneurs lack the confidence needed to put themselves out there. They’re afraid of coming across as boastful or egotistic. But in order to build a truly effective brand, getting in the spotlight is absolutely essential.

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Showcase Your Value Through Action

Create a complimentary offer or free line item that shows off your value and engages the potential client. This allows for your work to speak for itself. Never be afraid to post your prior client testimonials, especially social proof screen shots, to your website! This “proof” will continue to provide credibility and increase your influence through your brand.  – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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