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 was recently telling a story about a time in my career when I had an all out panic.
I’m in over my head!
When I got my first general manager job at Hewlett Packard, early into the role, my team had identified a significant gap in our product offering, and the recommendation was that we acquire a technology from another company. Read More
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