Remember, Great isn’t Cheap
I see leaders setting themselves up for failure and credibility loss when they don’t differentiate the cost of doing a GREAT job from the cost of doing an OK job.
… Don’t commit to deliver the dream-scenario that everyone is excited about without the dream-budget!
This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Selling Your ideas.
In my own career, as well as in observing the careers of others, I have found that the ability to communicate your ideas well matters a lot to standing out, getting promoted, and getting access to resources. Read More
Reflecting on my own career, it struck me what an advantage it was that I was a willing and decent speaker.
I have noticed in watching others’ careers too, that the ability to share your ideas in a compelling way is one of the key enablers for people to stand out, get promoted, get their projects supported, and to be effective leaders in general. Read More
Feeling remote and invisible
During the pandemic, I’ve had a lot of questions from people about feeling invisible.
Even though we are working remotely, people still care deeply about advancing their careers and being recognized for their hard work. Read More
This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Confidence and Resilience.
I’ll tell you, this was a key journey in my own career.
I needed to find a way to keep showing up when the environment was unwelcoming, and as I struggled with imposter syndrome. Read More
When teams are aligned, good things happen
When your goals are aligned with those of your stakeholders, good things happen.
The trouble is, that without actively doing something to maintain alignment, entropy creeps in, and alignment gets weak. Read More
You can actually get these “stop talking” cards here.
Yes or NO?
Earlier in my career, when I was faced with a scary executive and I got nervous, I would find myself talking way too much. Read More
“I don’t do politics”
Many people over the years have told me something like, “I refuse to engage in politics”, and they give this as a reason why their career has stalled.
They consider “politics” a necessary evil to advance in one’s career, but refuse to engage asserting that their “no politics” position is on the high ground, so they are sticking with it. Read More
Happy New Year everyone, such as it is so far.
I thought this might be a good time to revisit this idea as we’re all getting started in 2021 when we are all feeling a little overwhelmed with everything. Read More
How to make a good first impression
This question has come up more frequently than any other lately, so I thought I would address it here on my blog.
When you meet your new boss for the first time, it’s good to have a plan. Read More