Tag: career

How to Get Noticed as a Leader– Before You’ve Led a Team thumbnail

Last week “John” shared his “No Diaper Genie!” frustration in the middle of our high-potential leadership development program.

Yeah, I get that I’m here… and the company is investing in me and all that. But my boss keeps saying, “You’re not ready to be promoted, you’ve never led a team. I can’t recommend you for that particular promotion now

Three Behaviors That Will Convince Your Boss You’re a Rock Star thumbnail

Yesterday “Doug,” a participant in one of our Winning Well workshops, asked, “Karin, if I were to walk into your office right now with the goal of convincing you I’m a rock star, what behaviors would get your attention?” I’m always intrigued by what comes out of the other end of my microphone during spontaneous Q & A— the raw advice bubbling straight from my heart without the benefit of the

The Best Damn Doer Syndrome: Why the Hardest Workers Seldom Get Promoted thumbnail

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

How to Not Screw Up Your Career– #WinningWell in Fast Company thumbnail

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

8 Ways to Refresh Your Career in the New Year thumbnail

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

5 Creative Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out thumbnail

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

5 Reasons I Quit My Day Job to Pursue My Dream thumbnail

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

5 Reasons Your Great Boss Is Hurting Your Career

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

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