Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

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About Martha Duesterhoft

Martha Duesterhoft is a Partner with PeopleResults, a consultancy that guides organizations and individuals to “start the wave” of change. Martha provides executive coaching with a focus on leadership behaviors and has worked on various projects with clients including PepsiCo, Microsoft, McKesson, Bell Helicopter, Catholic Charities, Texas Christian University and many others on how to realize results through people. Martha is an instructor for Southern Methodist University’s Executive Education.

Website: http://www.people-results.com/

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Are You Likable Enough to Have a Fulfilling Career?

Posted on December 12th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job, Trends. No Comments

We all have worked with people who build a career based on their deep skills and expertise. However, how many of those people find themselves “derailed” or “topped out” as they move up in an organization because they are difficult and no one really wants to deal with them?

Research has proven, time after time, that people … Read More »


Career Passion: Have You Found It?

Posted on September 11th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice. No Comments

Are you hyped to spring out of bed on Monday morning and dive into your work? OR Are you already counting down to next weekend?

This is not a new revelation, but if your work incorporates your passion…it doesn’t feel like work anymore!

I recently returned from vacation in Europe and spent some … Read More »


You Get Paid To Make Decisions. Are You Confident In Your Process?

Posted on August 11th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. 1 Comment

Advancing in your career comes with the requirement of making more decisions. Those decisions impact employees, customers and financial results. Your ability to make good decisions in a timely manner can make or break your career. Given that, I thought it might be helpful to outline a process and options to consider.

Step 1: Understand the … Read More »


Two “Never Forget” Items In Building A Successful Career

Posted on January 19th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. No Comments

I’m currently teaching a course at the University of Washington in Training & Development and facilitated a great conversation about two things that can make a huge difference in your career success. The discussion was focused on the necessity of and process for conducting a thorough Needs Assessment before diving into design & development work of a … Read More »


Making Time For Personal Development Planning is No Waste of Time!

Posted on November 17th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice, personality assessment, Trends. No Comments

When is the last time you set aside time to reflect and plan for your OWN career development? Can’t remember? Been too long?

Well, maybe this fun fact from the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) will give you that needed nudge. According to CLC, the use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) increases the effectiveness of leadership development … Read More »


Your Relationships + Your Value = Networking Success

Posted on August 25th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice, networking/interviewing. 3 comments

“Networking” – it’s a term that gives many people that sick feeling, especially if you are more of an introvert. However, if you make a paradigm shift and think of it in terms of simply building relationships, it’s not so much more palatable.  When you have a strong network, it ultimately makes getting things done … Read More »


7 Tips for Successful Job Offer Negotiations

Posted on July 14th, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice, networking/interviewing, Trends. 1 Comment

You’ve been in search of that next great job for months now and finally an offer comes through! Are you feeling excited…or more anxious? For many, particularly women, we take the offer that’s presented at face value and NEVER even consider negotiating!

I know – I’ve been there. I’ve learned a few things along the way … Read More »


Why Should Managers Do More Coaching?

Posted on May 31st, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice, on the job. 2 comments

Whether you’re a manager trying to develop your people or trying to develop yourself and build a career, you need to know that one of the key ways you can have a positive impact on the business is by operating more as a Coach than a Manager.

A study conducted by Bersin & Associates, showed that organizations with senior … Read More »


Who’s Managing Your Border Crossing?

Posted on February 1st, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice, on the job. No Comments

So how is the New Year of 2013 going for you so far? Did you make any resolutions? Are you sticking to any of them? The month of January typically comes with new found inspiration to begin or re-start something that would make life better – not only in our personal lives, but for our … Read More »


Can Your Career Survive A Natural Disaster?

Posted on February 1st, by Martha Duesterhoft in Career Advice, personality assessment. No Comments

I live in the Seattle area so I’ve been watching all the news from Hurricane Sandy from a distance. However, I have several clients and friends that live in that area who have been impacted by this devastating storm. Many of the same people from the area that survived and recovered from the horror of … Read More »