Are you working too hard? Does everything fall apart when you’re not around? Do you find yourself bailing out your boss, your peers, and your team? If you can answer YES to any of these questions, it’s likely you’re being held back by the “Best Damn Doer” syndrome. Be careful. I know. I’ve felt the guilt of being promoted over people working longer and harder than me. I’ve
You’re working hard to build a good reputation as a manager. So you’re taking on new projects and delegating certain tasks to others. You think you’re getting the hang of it, but then you make a remark that seems to rub someone the wrong way—and you aren’t sure why. Being decisive and knowing how to say no are important leadership skills, but handled the wrong way, they can come off as excuses
If you’re like me, at this point, the holiday hoopla already feels like a distant memory; you’re invigorated by the possibilities for the year ahead; and perhaps just a bit overwhelmed by the the stretch-goals in front of you. You’re neck-deep in planning and goal setting. If you’re a people manager, you’re likely meeting with your team to establish performance agreements and
You’re no ordinary candidate, so why settle for a yawner of a resume? Long gone are the days of fancy creamy vanilla paper as the go-to standard. Most resumes are emailed and viewed online. So ditch the old-school approach and leverage the latest technology to make your resume pop.
5 Ways to Make Your Resume Pop
1. Name Your Brand Begin with few word branding statement that describes your
Yup, I really did quit my day job to purse my dream full time. No, this is not an April Fools joke. Although last year’s was fun in case you missed it. I will spend my days helping companies eliminate destructive, energy-sucking leadership practices and instead grow confident, competent and creative leaders at every level. I’ve been engrossed in a 45 day transition to ensure my team doesn’t miss a
Like other good things in life, a great boss relationship, taken to extremes, can wreak havoc with your career. I’ve seen otherwise smart and talented people lose credibility by over-aligning with a great boss. Be sure to diversify your relationship investments. Perhaps you’ll recognize these career-derailing characters. Avoid these common traps.
Great Boss Traps
The Coat Tail Rider On the surface it
Bad things happen to good people. Karma doesn’t always show up in time. Even good people may find that the knife in their back sports their own fingerprints. Even the most well-intentioned leaders do stupid stunts from time to time. My time in HR gave me a front row seat to such tragedies. It’s not a matter of if you’ll need career resiliency. It’s when. Sometimes I could help. Many times
She doesn’t think she’s high-maintenance. After all, she’s just trying to do her job. In the meantime, eyes roll, stories are shared, the team loses productive time catering to her needs.
“You’re the worst kind; you’re high maintenance but you think you’re low maintenance.”~ Harry (When Harry Met