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At any given point in your career, people will be forming opinions on whether you’ve “got what it takes” to make it to the next level. Which of these capabilities would make the biggest difference for you if you worked on it now?read more
The great thing about the middle of the year is that there’s still time to achieve your goals for the year. Whatever has or hasn’t happened so far, you can still finish the year strong. Here are 5 ways to set yourself up for success.
If you’re having to “do more with less”, then you can only stretch yourself so far before the system breaks down. Here are three things you can do that have helped me through times when I lacked the resources to get everything done.
What advice would you give your younger self? If I could go back in time to advise “young May” when I was starting out in my career, I would tell my younger self these four things. See if they help you too.
I love a good graduation commencement speech because it’s a simple, easy and fun way to gain advice on how to live a good life and succeed in your career. Here are three commencement speeches with powerful messages.
Motherhood doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Yet there are a huge number of societal expectations for what being a “good mother” looks like. These lessons helped me be a good mother without conforming to some imaginary perfect person.
How do you motivate yourself to do the things you know you should do and even want to do? Things that are important personally but aren’t urgent. And how do you make yourself stick with it. These four strategies have helped me get and stay motivated on big goals.
How do you make it work when you're a working mother with big career aspirations? Whether you're an experienced mother, a first-time mother, or just starting to consider having children, these success factors worked well for me over my 24-year corporate career.
The secret weapon to achieve long-term career success is investing in your own personal development. It's important to continue to learn, grow and develop. And focusing on two aspects will help you to not only keep up but to leap ahead.
A sponsor is critical to your career success. There were times when my career zoomed ahead and other times when it went sideways or even downwards. The single biggest factor for the speed and direction of my career progress was whether or not I had a sponsor at the time. It really pays to have a sponsor. So, how do you find one?
If you want to have bigger and better opportunities in your career, it's crucial to have a good working relationship with your boss. In my experience, there are three ways that you can build trust with your boss.
It can be difficult to keep learning and developing ourselves. The absence of guidance means you have to be much more intentional about your self-development. This simple habit is the easiest and most effective way to keep learning and improving.
One of the challenges of being a high achiever is that you’re likely to get pigeonholed at various times in your career. You get trapped in a particular role and find it hard to get opportunities outside of it. Here are two key aspects to address when you’ve been pigeonholed.