Awhile back I wrote an article called, Who is worth listening to?.
It’s worth reading if you haven’t seen it, but the main point was that the goal of listening is simply to make people feel listened-to. Read More
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
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.
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
My subject was “Reclaiming Humanity at Work”.
Many of you have been asking when the video will be available online. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Personal Brand and Recognition.
You’ll learn how to:
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.
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