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Being a hard worker is a necessary part of advancing your career. But burning yourself out is all too easy to do when you’re dedicated, driven, determined and demanding. These three steps can help you to avoid exhaustion and overwhelm.
Sponsors are like gold dust. You’ll be fortunate to have one at any given point in your career. So it's important to cultivate those relationships with great care and attention. Here are three things you need to do to make the most of the time with your sponsor.
Being indispensable may seem like a great thing, but it’s a problem for your career. Find out why being indispensable is dangerous and what you must do instead to advance your career.
Have you ever wondered how some people got so lucky? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why them and not me?” More likely than not, it’s because they took advantage of pivotal moments to make a difference to their career trajectory.
A manager who is actively sabotaging your career can make your life miserable every day and even make you feel depressed. If your manager is not giving you any opportunities, here are three strategies that can improve your situation.
Meetings are important opportunities to show others what you know, how you think and what you’re like. Yet, speaking up at meetings can be stressful and pressure-filled. These three steps can help you speak with confidence and authority.
It’s easy to keep taking things on until you feel overwhelmed and out of control. These three decisions can help you regain control to live a life that’s focused on your true priorities.
Problems, challenges and issues are unavoidable at work and, often, you’ll have to tell your boss. Here are useful observations of the four main types of bosses and the strategy that works best for presenting challenges to each of them.
Keeping your boss updated is one of your career secret weapons because it's a great opportunity to be more visible with people who matter in your career. That's why it’s in your interest to make it a regular part of your routine.
If you’re wrestling with a demanding job you want to excel at, but it’s draining your energy and getting you down, then here are five actionable strategies to keep your energy up and avoid burning yourself out.
What’s holding you back from the success you want in your career and life and how long have you been putting up with it? There is always an action or choice available to you. Set yourself free toward the future you want with five simple steps.
Fear can keep you from jumping in when you face a big opportunity or challenge at work. You can do all the work to be prepared and still not feel ready. Here are five strategies I’ve found useful to move forward and act and feel ready.
The usual requirements for getting promoted are things like delivering results and being seen as a leader. In my experience, you’ll struggle to get promoted without also having these three essentials, no matter how great you are at your job.
Vacation is a great time to switch off from the day-to-day pressures of work and switch on to thinking about what you really want in your career and life. Here are five steps for using your vacation time wisely to advance your career.
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.