We need to honor our limitations...
The Center for Life Transitions - TranSpirations
We need to honor our limitations...
This series of TranSpirations focuses on experiences with Tom's Mom in hospice and their connections to work transitions.

Honesty Is The Best Policy

It’s often difficult to walk the line between impressive self-marketing and truthful advertising as we present our stories to employers on paper, web and in person. Of course we want to present our best selves—and sometimes this may entail “stretching” the truth or embellishing an accomplishment. I advise clients that the key question to ask yourself in these dilemmas is, “How comfortable am I in responding to deeper questions which may arise about the story, incident or accomplishment…and how specific and clear are the examples or evidence I can provide to back up my claims?”

Statements of accomplishment without evidence come across pretty lame. Evidence translates to numbers, proper nouns and measureable outcomes.

Parker Palmer says we need to honor our limitations and sometimes this means we have to admit that we hadn’t done the work, achieved the accomplishment or secured the deal.

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Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D., President of the Board and Executive Director for The Center for Life Transitions. Tom is responsible for overall Center leadership and strategy. His individual coaching/counseling as well as workshops and retreats focus on integrating leading career development ideas with spiritual exploration.
LifeSHIFT: Work and the Christian Journey

October 6-8, 2017
Sophia Center at Atchison, KS

November 3-5, 2017
Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI

March 2-4. 2018
St. John's Abbey Guest House, Collegeville, MN

March 23-25. 2018
San Damiano Retreat, Danville, CA

June 1-3, 2018
Jesuit Center at Wernersville, PA

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The Center for Life Transitions, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that helps individuals plan for career transitions.

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