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
Starting in a New Role…
A question that frequently comes up in the Coaching Hour calls in My Executive Mentoring Group is, “I’m starting a new job. What do you recommend that I do in the first 30 days to set myself up for success?”
In my own career, I developed a really effective set of actions and communications based on 3 lists (described below) that helped me to quickly establish my credibility, and to start building effective connections across the organization right away. 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
The challenge: Resources are cut AND work is added
This problem has been coming up a lot recently in my coaching hour conference calls, so I wanted to share some advice here.
They way this is often stated is:
“My company has downsized, but now my team has been given the work of other teams that no longer exist.
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…and it got me thinking about the ideas of Power and Weakness in business. Read More
Influence and Difficult People
The topic of how to influence difficult people, comes up in my work all the time. (At all levels.)
One of the most useful tools in the influence tool kit is to make your voice bigger. Read More
You have a new boss…how do you make a good impression?
When you get an opportunity to meet your new boss, what should you do? This question comes up frequently in my member coaching hours, so I thought I would address it in a blog. Read More
When the expectations are bigger than the resources
Recently, I have been getting the same question over and over again from people in many different companies and industries. It takes many different forms, but the basic idea is this:
“What should I do when I am being asked to deliver something without enough resources to do it?”
This challenge becomes a critical point in your career because you need to find a way to deliver the best possible outcome, without setting yourself up to try and do something totally impossible (which by definition you will fail at). Read More
When you need to Impress…
If you are in a situation where you need to be impressive, a job interview, a sales call, a negotiation, a presentation — one of the worst things you can do is to try, on purpose to be impressive. Read More