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9 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

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If you Google you, do you like who shows up? Do you feel like you’ve got a powerful message to share, but without the right positioning, find yourself talking to the metaphorical mute button? Are you having trouble outgrowing an outdated reputation at work? Or maybe you’re just looking to get a better seat at the table. If your brand could use a power boost, take a step back and give your brand a Winning Well refresh.  »  Read More
 
Five Ways to Win Well with Your Assistant thumbnail
He’s is in the background responding to emails, setting appointments, or fixing your website. She’s overseeing projects, and clicking off those daily/weekly/monthly tasks that you may forget about while you focus on what YOU do best. He’s the glue that keeps things together, she’s the one who graciously gatekeeps, protecting your time and workload when she can. That’s why it’s vital for you to develop a Winning Well relationship with your assistant(s.)   »  Read More
 
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5 Ways to Tame a Bad Boss

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“Greg” called to share his news, “You know that situation with my boss is going a lot better! I decided to go on the offense and just keep him over-informed. He loves it. Now he stays off my back and I can do my work.” Bingo. Another “bad boss” tamed!  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Career & Learning
7 Reasons to Be A Little More Grateful At Work (Reflections and an Exercise) thumbnail
With all the stress and pressure, sometimes it feels really hard to cultivate a feeling of gratitude at work. You might feel stuck. Or passed over. Or taken advantage of. Or just wanting someone to say “thank you” for all you’re doing, for goodness sakes. Or _____________________ (it’s okay, let it out first). Life it tricky. Gratitude is never simple. The situation could always be better. But this week, I encourage you to consider this question. What are you truly grateful for at work?  »  Read More
 
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Frontline Festival: Questions of Thanksgiving and Gratitude thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about giving thanks at work. We asked contributors to share three areas they are most grateful for at work. But before we go there… how about you? What are you most thankful for at work? As we approach Thanksgiving in the United States, during a time of unrest for much of America, I invite you to take a deep breath and reflect. What are you most grateful for at work? And if your answer is a who, why not take a moment to tell them. Who has inspired you to be more than you ever thought possible? What challenges have you faced that transformed you in ways you never dreamed of? What have you been able to contribute that’s made an impact you’re proud of? What opportunities have you been given to stretch and grow? Who pushed you past your comfort zone? Who are your key collaborators and what do you most appreciate about their approach   »  Read More
 
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The 7 Deadly Sins of Skip Level Meetings

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5 Conversations Your Millennial Employees Are Longing To Have thumbnail
Morgan (a family friend who also happens to be a millennial) was practically screaming in frustration as we began our mentoring session, “Arghhh, Karin, I’m just so frustrated. They want me to do all this crap… none of it seems important, and it’s getting in the way of my real work.” It would have been tempting to just take Morgan’s word for it– that the “crap” she was being asked to do made no sense. After all, I suppose I should be on Morgan’s “side,” but as I dug below the “crap,” I could see a logical explanation for almost everything she was being asked to do.  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Communicationwinning well
The Morning After: 6 Sure-Fire Ways to Ensure Your Training Sticks thumbnail
“John” glanced excitedly at the conference room walls filled with easels sheets, plans and ideas. And then sighed deeply as he shuffled though his deep pile of notes and action items. “Karin, I guarantee you, I’ll be a better leader tomorrow morning as a result of your Winning Well bootcamp. And I’m almost certain I’ll still be a better leader the following week, and maybe even the week after that. It’s week 3 that worries me. How can I be sure to maintain the ROI and that I keep applying these Winning Well techniques when real life hits the fan?  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Results & Executionwinning well
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