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The Simple Way to Make This Year Your Best Yet
What are you excited about for the year ahead? If you want to make a change and reach new goals, you'll need to be proactive. But planning your route doesn’t have to be hard work. Use this simple yet high impact way to make this year your best yet.
3 Essential Areas to Focus On for Career Success in 2022
How do you keep advancing to meet your career ambitions, personal needs and financial goals when the world of work is more unpredictable than ever? There are three essential areas to focus on that will serve you well no matter what happens.
5 Books to Become a Better Leader, Manager and Person
These five books have helped me to be a better leader, manager and person. When you feel better about yourself and your situation, no matter what else is going on around you, then you can bring your best to any situation. I hope they inspire you too.
Why a Personal Vision is More Powerful Than New Year Resolutions and Goals
Do you set goals and new year resolutions each year simply because you feel like you’re “supposed to”? There’s a more energizing and inspiring way to prepare yourself for the year to come. Ask yourself these three questions instead.
How to Stop Being Hard on Yourself
Are you hard on yourself? Do you feel like there's always more you could and should do? Being hard on yourself places unnecessary obstacles in your way. Take these three steps to stop giving yourself a hard time and lessen the pressure.
What to Do When a Colleague is Sabotaging Your Career
What do you do when a colleague bad-mouths you and tries to make you look bad? It can happen to anyone. Here are three steps to handle the situation and get back on course when a colleague is sabotaging your career.
How to Show You’re Ready for a Management Role
It’s frustrating when you’re ready for a management role but others still see you as a worker. Instead of waiting and feeling frustrated, there are three areas you can work on right now to help your managers see you as someone who’s ready for management.
How to Get Others to See You Differently When You’ve Been Pigeonholed
Have you been pigeonholed at work and want to get others to see you differently? While you can’t control what others think of you, there are things you can do to change their perceptions. Here are the three steps I’ve found most effective.
3 Ways Your Mentors Can Help You Advance in Your Career
Advancing in your career can be tricky, especially as you get more senior. There are fewer positions and it’s hard to know exactly what you need to do to get ahead. That’s where mentors are key. Here are three ways they can help you move forward.
How to Be More Visible and Valued by Being a Rainmaker
As you progress in your career, being excellent at your job is not enough to guarantee advancement. If you want to be seen as ready for the next level and be recognized for the value you bring, you need to stand out by being a rainmaker. Here‘s how.
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking on a Stretch Assignment
One way to gain credibility and show you’re ready to move to the next level is by taking on stretch assignments. But these opportunities come with risk. When is it worth putting your reputation on the line to take them on? Ask these three questions to decide.
How to Cultivate Your Personal Brand to Win More Opportunities
Do the right people know who you are and the value you can bring? Are you getting the opportunities you need to shine? Your personal brand is everything for your career prospects, so build yours in the right way starting with these three areas.
How to Get Recognized and Promoted by Changing Your Thinking
The kind of thinking that got you this far in your career won’t be the kind that gets you to the next level. As you progress, your success depends increasingly on the quality of your thinking. Is yours helping or hurting your career prospects?
How to Raise Your Performance and Propel Your Career Forward
When your career feels like it’s going slower than you’d like, there are four essential areas to focus on to shift the momentum and accelerate your progress. The second is your activities – are yours setting you up for success or holding you back?
How to Build the Right Relationships to Get Ahead in Your Career
When your career feels like it’s going slower than you’d like, there are four essential areas to focus on to shift the momentum and accelerate your progress. The first is relationships – whether you have the right ones and what to do when you find gaps.
The One Thing That Will Make Your Big Goals a Reality
Do you want to achieve your big goals and make your aspirations a reality? If so, what one thing could you focus on that will make the biggest difference to your progress between now and the end of the year? Here are four candidates.
The Upside When a Team Member Leaves Your Group
When a team member leaves, it can feel personal. Will others see you as a bad leader and wonder what’s “wrong” with your team? But it’s normal and even healthy to have turnover in a team and here are three reasons why it can be a good thing.
What to Do When You Have Too Many Meetings
Are you stuck in meetings all day? Do you find yourself with no time to get work done much less have time to think and be strategic? This strategy will help you take back your time, reduce stress and make you (and your team) happier and more productive.