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April 9, 2012

The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Spring is in full force here in the San Francisco Bay Area as evidenced by the major rain storms predicted for the remainder of the week. Spring always brings to mind thoughts of change and growth. This is a good time  to take a lesson from the season and cultivate your own professional growth. What are you doing to enrich your own skills, knowledge, talents or network?

With change in mind, I would like to direct you to a few other posts that have some excellent advice and resources. First, I wanted to share a blogpost  from Bridgestar, How to Develop Yourself as a Nonprofit Leader.  It has lots of practical advice from some very distinguished leaders in the sector. While many of the recommendations are common sense, it is always nice to see what the pros recommend. Consider embracing one of the ideas and working on it through the rest of spring and summer and take stock come fall. Using the change of season is a convenient way to set a timeframe for a personal goal.

Another useful resource is this handy compilation from ResumeBear on 20 Impressive & Inspiring Productivity Experts on Twitter.  Twitter is a great resource for quick and dirty tips and tricks for all parts of our lives. Anytime I can find a helpful resource, I like to try to spread the word. See if these tweets don’t help you on your quest for some personal growth.

July 14, 2011

It’s summertime which is often a time for reflection. The days are longer, the sun is warmer, clothes are lighter and one can daydream about days past.  If you could go back in time what would you tell yourself at 18? Lots of things I suppose. More importantly, what career advice would you give to yourself?

 I really like this blog post from JazzyRae’s Ramblings, 18 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me at 18. I think it is a valuable list full of good advice. If you only have time to read a few of her thoughts, I suggest you start with #1-8. Enjoy.