Are You Ready For Your Inauguration?

Are You Ready For Your Inauguration?in·au·gu·ra·tion
noun: inauguration; plural noun: inaugurations
Defined:   the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.

For Example –  

    • a ceremony to mark the beginning of something.

Are you ready to announce and declare your Inauguration?

You are part of a company or large organization – Declare no more unnecessary meetings! Have an inaugural event and make this stick. Define what is a necessary meeting, how it should be structured and how many people must attend. Most importantly how will the follow up and accountability for action steps determined be handled?

You have your own business – Declare you will manage your time better by tracking what you do each day and reviewing at the end of each week where you wasted time and where you optimized your time. Make it your business to spend more time on income producing items and less time on anything else. Announce your intentions with an Inaugural Event! Even if this is only through email. It will serve notice that nonessential emails may not be responded to immediately any longer.

You are in career transition (meaning – you have been let go, you are considering leaving your position, you are able to read the tea leaves and know you will be let go OR you have been out of work for a while) – Declare you are going to be open to feedback and you are going to seek it out. Declare you are going to recognize you are now in marketing and sales – the product is YOU! Declare you will create a strategy and a plan and have accountability set up to hold you to it. Announce your intentions and let people in your network know what you are doing (be careful here if you are still employed while seeking a position elsewhere).

The point is to take action! Kick off with your Inaugural Event and celebrate and announce what you will be doing. There is no excuse. Part of a company or a large organization, in your own business, or another situation… it makes no difference. Only you, yes you, are in charge of taking action.

Use the comments area and make a statement right now what action will you be taking.

Not ready to go public? Fine. Write it out now and then follow up and make it happen.

Watch your email for an invitation to a no cost call on goal setting coming up soon!

Can’t wait any longer and you are ready to take action? Contact Mitch Now!

Mitch Tublin owns a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Business Consulting, Executive Coaching and Career Transition. With clients all over the world the business is based in Stamford, CT.

You Are Now The Person In Charge

Leadership - You Are Now The Person In ChargeYou are now the person in charge. You might be in charge of a few people or hundreds of people. You may work in a small start up company or a large Fortune 500 Company. You may be the new leader of the entire business or a part of the business.

In all of these cases you have some thinking to do – and quickly.

Similar to your first impression on an interview or a sales call, there is a very brief period of time where you have the opportunity to set the tone of how you will be viewed. Try as much as you want to change this initial opinion around to another viewpoint, but you will have a very difficult time.

Numerous experts have said you essentially have ninety (90) days to set the tone of who you are all about in this new role. My viewpoint is more like thirty (30) days, if that.

This is why, more than ever, you have to be willing, ready and able to always learn and grow. When the opportunity presents itself you have to be ready, there will not be time to get ready, you must already be ready. Yes, continue to learn and grow – be ready.

Here are three tips to smooth out your navigation of the transition to leadership:

First: Recognize how others view who you are – meaning – if you are new to this organization are you open to acknowledging you do not know things or do you come across as if you know it all? If you are from within the organization will there be an assumption that you are going to be the same person you have always been? Who is…?

Second: Know yourself, really understand and recognize your own strengths and weaknesses. Build upon and work with your strengths and hire in – promote and lean in with others who have your weaknesses as their strengths. All areas of this process will be greatly enhanced by working with an experienced executive coach. This specific item, second on this list, is quite possibly the most difficult to undertake on your own.

Third: Odds are you had a specialty – maybe you were a leader on the Sales Team for years, or have worked your way up through the ranks of accounting and have been a CFO, or you have a technical background. In any of these cases now you must avoid being that expert now and permit your replacement to handle their area, and you learn more about the other areas of the business which you may not have spent as much time on before. There is an expectation that a leader is well versed and well rounded.

There is much work to do and these three tips are provided to put some wind in your sails. Contact Mitch to bring this entire transition to a new level for you and your organization.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive coach, trainer and speaker who adds value to a client base which spans the globe. He is based in Stamford, CT.

Three Career Tips For Military Veterans Starting Their Civilian Career

american flag - veteransHere you are one of the fortunate veterans to have found a job, you have been hired and next week you start. Now what? First accept the fact you are in transition mode. The majority of people will accept the fact you are in transition mode initially. Many people will respect and admire you for your service to our country. Everyone should, but that is another article topic.

For the purposes of this specific article let’s assume this position is a civilian job in an office environment and does not necessarily have the majority of their business with the U.S Government. This may be the most difficult item to deal with so recognize it may take some time. Lose the code speak. Terms with initials, insider code names for events, people, food and anything else really work on utilizing long form regular English words which the majority of people understand. This would be in speaking and writing.

1. Use regular English words. Learn the acronyms utilized in this work environment and industry. This will help you to fit in. Speaking of fitting in – dress to fit in with your co-workers or your customers or in line with the people who are a level or two above you in the organization.

2. Approach every single day with a great attitude. There is no one in the office who has a better reason than you to have a great attitude. So reflect this in your approach each and every day.   You are home now and you have a job and a career to launch outside of the military. Your military experience will always be something you should be proud of and now it is time to shine in another stage of your life. Show your appreciation each day with a great attitude.

3. Take an assessment of the environment. Is the culture you are now in a team environment? If it is embrace it. If it isn’t are you the one to help create a team environment there? Work with your manager and their manager and determine what is the best way to move forward in this arena. Unless you have been specifically assigned a top secret project, communicate with people in the workplace about work. Make certain you and your manager and the next level manager are communicating. If you are on a deadline make certain your co-workers are aware of what your situation is as much as you should be aware of their situation. This is where the team work aspect shows up as well.

Keep these three tips in mind as you begin your civilian career and refer to them often. These will work for you. In closing out – respect the fact that everyone is different. Many of the people you work with have always worked in an office environment, maybe even this one. You may feel uncomfortable at first. This will pass.

Create good habits for yourself and follow these tips. You will do a great job! Thank you for your service!

Contact Mitch Tublin for onboarding assistance.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified Executive and Personal Coach, Business Consultant and Professional Speaker based in Stamford, CT.