Tips on Building a Mentoring Relationship With Your Managers and Loving Your Job
Most people leave jobs because they can’t stand their boss. Your boss has not been promoted to his/her position to coddle you and accept your faults. His/her job is to help you help the company reach its goals. Kristen will share tips on how you can leverage your relationship with your boss so you know what he/she expects of you and provides you the guidance and coaching you need to advance your career.
Kristen will discuss three important career management techniques.
- When you meet your potential boss, you are interviewing them for your potential career coach.
- How to love your job: strengths, engagement and well-being
- Take a chill pill – you can’t go wrong. Having a growth mindset towards early career choices.
Presenter: Kristen O’Shea
What is your greatest asset? You and your people. What are people’s greatest asset? Their strengths.
Is your job energizing? Is your workplace engaging? Do you get to do what you do best everyday? You spend (or waste) too much of your time, energy and talents from 8a.m. – 5p.m. to be disengaged. Nearly 2/3 of Americans are not engaged in their jobs . The biggest culprits for disengagement include: bad management, unmet workforce needs, and not using your strengths to do what you do best every day. Through our work together, whether it is one-on-one coaching, team training, organizational development projects, or keynote speaking, you will not only identify your talents, but put them into action through the science of building habits. Applying strengths and increasing engagement will lead you to reach your desired outcomes.
My leadership role in pioneering and championing the vision of Kansas State University becoming a Strengths-based campus impacted the engagement, well-being, and retention of a campus of more than 28,000 students. My story is featured in the introduction of Gallup’s Clifton Strengths for Students book and highlighted in my Gallup’s Clifton Strengths Summit 2018 keynote with an audience of 1500.
“Kristen led my Leadership Greater Topeka class through strengths development and I realized that I better understood a number of people I had just met more than people I had been working with for more than a decade.” – Matt Deutsch, CPA, Director, Berberich Trahan & Co., P.A.