You can actually get these “stop talking” cards here.
Yes or NO?
Earlier in my career, when I was faced with a scary executive and I got nervous, I would find myself talking way too much. Read More
Many people over the years have told me something like, “I refuse to engage in politics”, and they give this as a reason why their career has stalled.
They consider “politics” a necessary evil to advance in one’s career, but refuse to engage asserting that their “no politics” position is on the high ground, so they are sticking with it. Read More
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
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
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.
I see (broadly, for the sake of this discussion) two types of people in their careers.
1. People who see their job description as a minimum requirement, and respond with the minimum effort to collect a paycheck. Read More
This month’s webinar was on Managing Your Boss.
If you missed it, you can download the podcast!
This is a useful webinar to download if you need to:
Lately I have found myself telling a lot of people that it’s OK to be scared.
This often comes up when someone is considering delivering a big presentation, taking on a new project, or going for a promotion…or even just speaking up in meetings. Read More
I have interviewed hundreds of people for executive and senior management positions. Read More