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Avoid this mistake if you want to reach the executive level sooner

Collecting all the Cards

Often when I talk to people who aspire to become a general manager they will tell me that they are striving to get experience in every function to prepare themselves.

This is a mistake that I refer to collecting all the cards…

I’ll get experience in Marketing, and Product Development, and Supply Chain Management and Customer Service, and on and on…then I’ll be ready and qualified to become a General Manager or CEO.
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Is the way you communicate holding you back?

You only get one chance

We’ve been talking a lot about Executive Communications and Executive Presence in my Executive Mentoring Group in the past few months.

When I talk about communicating with executives, I always say that you only get one chance. Read More

Sponsorship and Career Risk

“Am I the only one who cares about this?”

That is the question.

Make sure you are never the only one who cares, whether it’s about your career or your work. Always ask yourself, “Who else cares about this?”

If there is no one at an equal or higher level than your boss who actively cares about what you are doing, there is too much risk.

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How good leaders share bad news…

Difficult Communications

One of the things that sets strong leaders apart is that they personally show up in a decisive and intentional way, no matter how difficult the situation is.

There are lots of situations when a leader is faced with not having a happy story to tell. Read More

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