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Tim Ragan
performance engineer | helping individuals, teams & organizational leaders deliver greater success in our evolving Free Agent world
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Tim Ragan Nov 29
1 day to your job-search turbocharger... -
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Tim Ragan Nov 28
Can a new backpack help your career..? -
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Tim Ragan Nov 27
Are you gambling with this...? -
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Tim Ragan Nov 22
Older workers need to step up game in terms of how they describe their value. Certainly there will be employers out there that don't care, but the ones that want to run great organizations do care and will embrace valuable experience, properly packaged:
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Tim Ragan Nov 20
Always felt "best practices" approach didn't allow for optimizing your own business model as you're doing things the way the industry does (by definition = undifferentiated). Glad to see others railing against the pervasive Best Practices mantra:
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Tim Ragan Nov 20
Mostly this stuff seems common sense although in my experiences with helping organizations develop and on execute strategic insights it the basic "operational mode" stuff where things can break down. Focusing on these 4 things can help a lot:
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Tim Ragan Nov 20
Short history about the "weekend" and how it's centrality is fading. Related data point that 34% of (US) workforce now freelancers, which generally means "weekend" is irrelevant concept as you work when you need/want to based on what your clients expect:
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Tim Ragan Nov 20
Another troubling aspect of our highly turbulent work world. Need an education, need to borrow for it, even once employed must struggle to keep head above water and pay it off. Definitely not sustainable...Seems like a system rigged against you?
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Tim Ragan Nov 20
Comprehensive article about how Amazon is employing armies of "gig" contractors to handle "last mile" deliveries. This has been developing under radar screen over past few years and is part of their business model leveraging for rapid scalability:
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Tim Ragan Nov 20
Wonderful insights here -- I think I am combo of Builder, Navigator, and Mind Opener. What are you to those around you? What do you need more of in your life to help you move things forward, and where can you tap those people?
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Tim Ragan Nov 1
Book #1 free career download on Amazon.ca -- Kindle version FREE for 3 days... click through to Amazon from here:
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Tim Ragan Nov 1
Quick read, good pointers (reminders) about more effective networking. Key -- be curious, listen more than you talk:
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Tim Ragan Oct 31
Yeh, sure thing (??)...4 industries immune to Amazon: Dollar stores, autoparts, home improvement, home furnishings.
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Tim Ragan Oct 31
Stat -- 2.5M employed Canadians running side-gigs bringing in $2.5B revenue. Formally Canada has 1.2M small biz's:
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Tim Ragan Oct 31
Our career book at #1 and #2 on amazon's .CA and .COM sites... free Kindle download for 3 more days - check it out:
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Tim Ragan Oct 30
Work angst? Next 5 days, our career transition blueprint (a step-by-step process) is free on Amazon in Kindle form:
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Tim Ragan Oct 25
"Turning myself up. Making myself as big as I could be." Interesting story, good take-aways for career re-imagining:
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Tim Ragan Oct 25
In case you still believe Google's "do no evil" mantra. This is BIG business & influencing regulators part of it ...
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Tim Ragan Oct 25
Valid 1-2-3 blueprint outlined; tough part is inoculating against "culture of certainty" most legacy org's have:
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Tim Ragan Oct 24
Lifelong learning, pausing to re-energize, focus on soft skills -- the 3 skills we need to be successful. Agree?
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