Getting support for your ambitions
Sometimes It can feel frustrating to move your career forward.
Companies will tell you that there are no raises or promotional opportunities to be had, or that it’s a bad time to be asking, or that you are not ready…
And then they keep piling work and increased responsibility on you
— and expecting you to do more and more — with no change in your status or compensation. Read More
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. Read More
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
The idea of Ruthless Priorities has been on my mind a lot recently.
Quick review: What I mean by Ruthless Priorities are those 1 or 2 things that in any moment you refuse to put at risk. Read More
One of the members of my Executive Mentoring Group posed this question in the group forum and it inspired me to write an article:
Has anyone been in a position where they are submitting to a role where they meet the majority of qualifications but the title is a couple levels above where they were at? Read More
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
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Personal Brand and Recognition.
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
Talented people frequently ask me in frustration, “Why do I keep coming in second? I have all the skills, but I don’t seem to get picked”
If there is any secret in being the one who wins the job — it’s to make yourself be the obvious choice.
Scared is OK, disqualifying yourself is not
It’s been awhile since I’ve written about this, and there are so many new followers of this blog (thank you and welcome!), so I wanted to write this short blog because I think it’s really important to share this:
Everyone gets scared.
This month’s webinar was on the topic of Stand Out, Get Promoted
If you missed it, you can download the recording.
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