Tag: career advice

Jack, Jill and a Slippery Hill

giving employees another chance

Antoine was an accomplished millennial retail sales professional  considered “a bit rough around the edges.” His no-BS approach created a natural bond with entrepreneurs and mom and pop companies, that left some managers scratching their heads. But, heck it worked. Antoine was maxing out his compensation and winning the big recognition trips year after year, but he wanted more. He went back to school at night

The Biggest Networking Mistake

biggest networking mistakes

Sarah (not her real name) had just received a kick-in-the-gut career wake up call – the kind we all pray never happens. She had 60-days to find something new. Perhaps it was her fault, perhaps not. These situations are prickly. The grapevine was buzzing with rumors when what she needed was connections. “Do you want me to take a look at your LinkedIn profile?” I offered. I didn’t want to

Got Results? How to Succeed in Your Next Developmental Assignment thumbnail

If you are a strong leader, with a proven track record of results and looking to advance, chances are you are going to be asked to take on a job you know nothing about. On paper, you will be completely unqualified. Welcome to the world of succession planning developmental assignments. Much research has shown that the best way to prepare leaders for broader, more strategic responsibility is to move them into diverse

One Dip or Two? Lesson’s From Seth Godin’s The Dip thumbnail

How do you know when to muscle through and when it’s time to stop? This concept, coined by Seth Godin as “the dip” is vital to understand in our own work and in our leadership of others.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”
~ Thomas Edison

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