Top 10 Practical Tips for Managing Up

2017-04-06T23:20:15+00:00 By |Communication Skills, High Performance, Influencing Skills, Leadership, Relationships|

You are susceptible to stalling in your career if: You despise people who kiss up to the boss because you feel that one's work should speak for itself. You could care less what your boss thinks or wants as long as you're doing what's best for your clients or firm. You plan to actively sabotage your [...]

Comments Off on Top 10 Practical Tips for Managing Up

3 Effective Ways to Stand Out as a Top Performer

2017-01-14T15:48:55+00:00 By |High Performance, Influencing Skills|

You do great work. You're hardworking and confident in your abilities. Unfortunately, if you're working at a high-performing firm, everyone else feels the same away about themselves. Ask yourself: Do others recognize me as a top performer? If you're not sure, then they probably do not. It's not because you're not good - it's because most [...]

Comments Off on 3 Effective Ways to Stand Out as a Top Performer

3 Things You Must Do Before Asking for a Promotion

2016-12-21T00:58:42+00:00 By |High Performance, Influencing Skills, Leadership|

You're six months into your job and doing well at your company. You feel you've already settled in, and you're ready for more responsibility. So you schedule some time with your boss and ask, "So, what can I do to get promoted?"  Many of the managers I coach have told me this scenario is becoming more [...]

Comments Off on 3 Things You Must Do Before Asking for a Promotion

When life is not fair to you …

2016-12-21T00:58:42+00:00 By |Influencing Skills, Quotes|

... remember what you can control.   You can do the work but you can't control the results. Whether or not you get promoted, make a deal or get the resources you need all depends on the decisions of other people. Unfortunately, Peter Drucker is right - the decision maker may not be the best person to make [...]

Comments Off on When life is not fair to you …

It takes a village …

2016-12-21T00:58:42+00:00 By |Influencing Skills, Leadership, Relationships|

... to be successful. This insight came from a recent conversation I had with the CEO of a top financial services firm.  He talked about the mentors that guided him, the peers who supported him and the employees who executed on his strategy. Before he became CEO, he focused on helping others get what they want and in [...]

Comments Off on It takes a village …

When others take advantage of or bully you at work …

2016-12-21T00:58:42+00:00 By |Communication Skills, Influencing Skills, Leadership, Relationships|

... take back control. At some point in your career, you will encounter uncivil situations at work. Your colleague knowingly takes credit for your work. Your boss berates you and actively blocks your next career move. Your colleague interrupts you in a meeting or checks their email during your presentation. No matter how others disrespect you, your [...]

Comments Off on When others take advantage of or bully you at work …

Knowing Where You Shouldn’t Be and Other Tips for Long-Lasting Success

2016-12-21T00:58:42+00:00 By |Communication Skills, High Performance, Influencing Skills, Leadership|

When you started your career, you probably took on as many opportunities as possible to build your skills and discover your strengths and preferences. As a high-performer, you soon found your sweet spot and started to excel. When you are great at something, you'll find yourself with more opportunities than you have time. Now the previously successful, say-yes-to-everything [...]

Comments Off on Knowing Where You Shouldn’t Be and Other Tips for Long-Lasting Success

Spend time with people better than you

2016-12-21T00:58:43+00:00 By |High Performance, Influencing Skills, Relationships|

"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction." Warren Buffet Who do you spend your time with and how much time do you spend with them? If you're not sure, consider recording the time you are spending with other people [...]

Comments Off on Spend time with people better than you

One Simple Action for Sustainable Success

2016-12-21T00:58:44+00:00 By |Influencing Skills|

Care - that's it. Care about others. Care about yourself. Care about your work. Care about your family. Care about your company. Care about your colleagues. Care about your clients. Care about your health. Care about your community. Care about the world. You get the point. Note: this only works if it's seen in your [...]

Comments Off on One Simple Action for Sustainable Success

Fight the Fear to Ask for What You Want

2016-12-21T00:58:44+00:00 By |High Performance, Influencing Skills|

When I asked a senior leader what his key to success was, he simply answered: "I ask for what I want." Simple, straightforward and ... ... surprisingly rare. As a high performer, you might be used to other people tapping you on the shoulder for bigger opportunities, but as you continue to rise in your career, the shoulder [...]

Comments Off on Fight the Fear to Ask for What You Want
Load More Posts