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
I remember long ago when I was first I was notified by my manager that I was to attend a meeting with HR to discuss mentoring.
I went in thinking, “Great! I could really use a mentor. I am new here, and this is a big company. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Networking, Mentors and Sponsors.
Get the webinar
Members of my professional development program can download this webinar for free.
The most successful people have the most people helping them! Read More
I have written in the past about the importance of mentors and the kind of mentors you need.
Later today I’m doing a webinar on Finding the Right Mentor. You can still register.
But for now, I want to address the concern that many people have which is that getting a mentor is a difficult and awkward thing to accomplish. Read More
1. The Extra Team
Really successful people are successful because they get a lot of help, not because they are so good on their own that they don’t need help!
It’s important to think about how you work and learn.
I am always talking about the importance of getting and using mentors. Today I want to talk about also being a mentor.
I remember when I first joined HP, I was asked to attend a meeting to discuss mentoring. Read More
Successful people get the most help
In my experience, mentors have a bigger impact on your success than virtually anything you can do outside of your own efforts.
Building your career without mentors is like climbing Mt. Everest without a guide and a Sherpa. Read More
Photo by Jacek Walicki Down Dog Photography
Highly successful people are successful because they get a lot of help, not because they are too good to need it.
You are not expected to know everything. Really. So pretending that you do doesn’t have much of a payoff, especially if it keeps you from getting the job done. Read More