The ONE reason to leave a job


This is a short blog, with an important point:

When and why should you leave a job?

Caveat: This is advice for someone who is wanting to advance their career.

If you are happy in your job and you don’t care about advancement, good for you! Read More

“You’re too nice to be an executive”


Over the past few months, I have been speaking and working with a number of women’s leadership networks and groups.

One of the questions that comes up at virtually every one is this:

“I keep getting told that I am too nice.

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Are you holding yourself back without knowing it?


“Avanti!”

Those of you who are members of my Executive Mentoring Group might have noticed that I sign off the weekly challenge emails with the word, “Avanti!”

I’d like to take a minute to explain this because I love this word for a number of reasons. Read More

Exciting news from Patty…


NEW: Patty’s Executive Mentoring Group

I wanted to use the blog this week to share with you the exciting news that I am launching my new Executive Mentoring Group.

This is an extension to the membership program that so many of you have participated in over the past 10 years. Read More

Reclaiming Humanity at Work: It's here!


I’m happy to announce that my TEDx talk can now be viewed online!

“Who are your enemies?”

I have been asked that interview question for my whole life as I was growing my career.

I am recalling being in my twenties, sitting across the table from a grizzly and embittered executive who would ask me, “Who are your enemies?”

When I would fail to produce a list of enemies, the interviewer would look at me with disdain, like I was the most irrelevant person on the planet, implying, “How can you claim to be competent if you haven’t made powerful enemies?”

That scene seems so ridiculous to me now. Read More

Building Personal Brand Value and Recognition



This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Personal Brand and Recognition.

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If you are wanting to get the opportunities and recognition you deserve get this webinar

You’ll learn how to:

  • Build your credibility
  • Stand out more
  • Get the recognition and opportunities you deserve
  • Position yourself to win the job you want

Get the webinar

If you missed it you can download the recording. Read More

The most annoying interview question: What is your greatest weakness?


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I’ll start out by saying that I hate this question. Everyone hates this question. As various techniques, styles and technologies for hiring come and go out of fashion, this question persists like a cockroach. So I thought I would take the time to document my advice on dealing most effectively with this question. Read More

Stand Out, Get Promoted



This month’s webinar was on the topic of Stand Out, Get Promoted

If you missed it, you can download the recording.

StandOut

Are you getting the recognition and opportunities you deserve?

Both from my own quickly rising career, and from the experience I’ve had hiring many managers and executives, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to study what stands out. Read More

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