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How to Succeed in Your New Role (even when you’re taking over from a superstar)
Taking on a new role can be challenging. It's even more daunting when you're taking over from a someone who’s seen as a superstar. The good news is you can make it one of the best experiences of your career by taking these three steps.
How to Find Role Models When You Don’t See Any Around You
Role models can inspire and give us the courage to continue blazing our own trail. But what if you can't find a role model for your career? Here are three ways to find role models when there’s no one like you in the senior ranks of your organization.
How to Create the Role You Want (Without Leaving the Job You Have)
It’s easy to feel trapped in a job that doesn’t use the best parts of you or where you feel undervalued for what you do. Discover how you can take the role you have at work and make it more motivating for yourself.
How to Create Career Options to Avoid Feeling Trapped
It’s easy to feel trapped and desperate in your career without options. Since you can’t count on someone giving you options, here are three strategies for creating options for yourself so you never feel trapped in your career.
How to Keep Limiting Beliefs From Holding You Back in Your Career
We often allow limiting beliefs to hold us back from achieving our bigger aspirations. But you can move beyond them to have the greater success you want and deserve. Here are three steps for changing limiting beliefs so they no longer hold you back.
How to Move Forward From Career Setbacks
Setbacks are a necessary part of career success. The way you handle setbacks determines whether your career moves forward or stagnates, and your career opportunities in the future. Discover how to move forward from setbacks successfully.
How to Make Better Decisions Under Stress
A leader needs to be able to make good decisions when under stress. Here are three ways to make better decisions no matter what’s going on around you.
The Upside of Imposter Syndrome
The downside of imposter syndrome is well-explored. But what if we take the opposite perspective and look at the upside? Discover what imposter syndrome really is, why it represents a big upside in your career, and how to take advantage of it.
How to Get Your Career (and Life) Back on Track After a Major Disruption
Midyear is a good time to step back and consider the ways you are off track and what would make you feel on track. Here are three steps to help you get back on track when life has disrupted your plans.
How to Have a Productive Meeting with Your Mentor
Meeting with your mentor presents tremendous upside for your career, but there are things you must do to ensure your meetings are successful. Here are three tips to set yourself up for success when meeting with your mentor.
How to Get Back on Track When You Feel Lost, Powerless or Unsure
We all have personal power. But sometimes life’s challenges can make us forget that. When you feel lost, powerless or unsure of what to do, there are 3 sources of personal power you can always tap into to get back on track.
How to Advocate for Yourself and Get the Career Opportunities You Deserve
You won’t always have the luxury in your career of having an ardent advocate, such as a sponsor, mentor or manager, fighting your corner. That's why speaking on your own behalf is an important skill to have.
How to Lead in Uncertain Times
In times of uncertainty, we can fall into a state of fear where options seem limited and it’s hard to think clearly. These three steps can help you tap into your best self, face the uncertainties, and step up to lead.
Pick a Fight to Motivate Your Team
Most leaders get it wrong when it comes to motivating their teams no matter how well-intentioned they may be. Discover how you can engage your teams by “picking a fight” and how team members can energize their own work.
How to Communicate Better as a Leader
People pay attention to what their leaders say. That’s why as a leader, you have to be especially conscious of how you communicate. But no matter how good your intentions may be, it’s easy for your communications to be misconstrued if you’re not careful.
The Trap That Even Good Leaders Fall Into
There’s plenty of advice out there about how to be a good leader. But there’s one assumption that most people make about what it means to be a good leader that’s counterproductive and can hurt your ability to lead well.
How to Show Up and Lead Right Now
It’s easy to look at this period as “lost time” when it comes to your career but what you do during this time is absolutely critical to your career. This is the time to empower yourself to be a positive force and lead from wherever you are.
How Consulting Saved My Client’s Career
We’re in a tough climate filled with unknowns. Times like these are a stark reminder of the tremendous value of having a reliable income stream. Consulting can be a powerful option for having greater control over your own destiny.