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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.
It's frustrating when you're on a plateau in your career. It can destroy your confidence, hurt your mood and lead to less than great performance. Whatever the reason, use these strategies to get unstuck and take back control of your career.
Think about all the roles you play in your life. Whatever roles come to mind, there are three additional roles you’re playing. But are you aware of them? Playing these roles well can help you to be your best self and lead to greater success.
Do you ever struggle with either/or decisions? Whether you like both options or find neither one attractive, it’s hard to know you’re making the right choice. Whenever I'm facing an “either/or”, I always challenge myself to find what I call “the third way”.
When we think about how senior management perceives us, we tend to focus on the formal interactions where we're presenting something. But informal interactions are equally important. Here's a strategy to make the best of informal conversations with people in senior roles.
Your network of relationships is critical for career success, and connecting people within your network strengthens those relationships and adds value. But while email can be the quickest, easiest way to connect people, it can also be tricky to get right.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of information and input you're receiving? There are so many to-do items that it’s difficult to figure out what to tackle first. This 5-step strategy uncovers the actionable steps you want to take.
50 world-class experts shared so many valuable insights at the Career Mastery™ Kickstart 2019 Summit. Here are the 5 main themes from the summit that will help you in your career and life.
Self-awareness is foundational to career success and to success in all of life. When you're more self-aware, you can get better results and better opportunities. These three aspects of self-awareness are particularly important when it comes to your career.
Are you winning today? Big wins, such as achieving your goals, are terrific and can be energizing. But just as big wins are important, there are also three other kinds of wins that are equally important.
When my career wasn’t heading where I wanted it to, I needed to come up with a career game plan. Once I did that, everything started to click for me at work. Here are 5 characteristics of an effective career game plan.