How to Get Promoted At Work: The ASK Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Getting promoted at works increases your responsibility, power and ability to grow as a leader. That’s why you need to build up a team of allies to help you gain promotion. Here are three specific allies you need to develop: Your Manager. Take Action To Get Promoted.

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How to Bring Gratitude into the Workplace

Leading Blog

November and December are notorious times for organizations to express gratitude to their employees -- holiday parties, annual bonuses and accolades they save up for this time of year. Sure, it’s a little old school when we are used to email and texting, but therein lies the magic.

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How to Make Every Day Employee Appreciation Day

Lead from Within

Then they say something about how important every member of the team is and go back to their offices, satisfied that they’ve taken care of employee appreciation for another year. To be honest, it’s a horrible idea. Don’t forget to tag them! How to Succeed as A New Leader.

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How to Remain Relevant [in Today's Job Market] When You’re Over 40

First Friday Book Synopsis

To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Your earning potential pretty much tops out at age 40. Here is an article written by Penelope Trunk for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network.

Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

Women on Business

Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new YouTube channel.

The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

The numbers reveal a vicious cycle where businesses try to boost profits by cutting labor costs. How do they do it? It’s safe to say that QuikTrip and Whole Foods understand how to draw and retain top talent. Give people the training they need to succeed.

3 Tips on How to Become a Magnetic Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

I define magnetic leaders as those who appear to effortlessly attract talent that will stick around. I open my book, The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers and Profits , with the results of a recent TinyPulse New Year Employee Report, where one thousand working Americans shared their workplace wishes for the New Year. The second most popular answer was to have their manager quit. Clearly some work needs to be done in this area.

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How to Employ Leadership Fundamentals…or Falter

Strategy Driven

Then, it executed several strategic moves with seemingly little communication and proceeded to churn its executive ranks through a revolving door. While addressing the sacred cow, the company failed miserably to articulate its strategy and gain support for its direction.

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How to be an Effective Manager

Strategy Driven

Before a manager begins to understand all of these nuances they must learn one of the major underlying principles if they are going to recognize their full potential as leaders. They must learn to walk the tightrope between being personal and professional at the same time.

How To Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

Here are five smart charitable giving strategies to keep in mind: 1. The same documentation rules above apply to furniture but items over $500 will require an assessment and filing IRS form 8283. Stock-it to them!

How To Find “Hidden” Federal Contracts: Network :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Some 80% of government contracts are never put up for bid, and if a contract is under a certain dollar amount, government agencies are under no obligation to issue a bid notice. What does this mean for the average small business seeking to do business with the DoD and other federal agencies?

How to Build a Professional Mentoring Program | Thoughts for the.

Nathan Magnuson

Home / Human Resources / How to Build a Professional Mentoring Program. How to Build a Professional Mentoring Program. If so, how did it go? Maybe you’ve even wondered how to set up a mentoring program yourself so that you and/or others could benefit from it. I’d like to share some of the best practices I’ve collected. Mentoring programs can be great for development, but you shouldn’t build one just to have one.

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3 Tips for Making a High-Stakes Decision

First Friday Book Synopsis

To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Next time you’re up against a career-making decision, trying doing these three things: 1. [.]. Bob's blog entries "How to Make a High-Stakes Decision" 3 Tips for Making a High-Stakes Decision Amy Gallo Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters Management Tip of the DayHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

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Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don't

Kevin Eikenberry

You may want it, wish you had it or wonder how to get it. The book’s stories range from politics to business to education to virtually every other walk of life. Would you like to have more of that? Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision?

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3 Surprising Ways to Succeed in Self-Leadership

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s ironic that successful self-leadership has more to do with others and less to do with self. My hope is that they will help you be more successful over your career and journey in life. puts it succinctly: to serve is to live. My health began to suffer.

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How to Explain Your Career Transition

Harvard Business Review

Shifting careers is often hard to explain. Whether you''re moving from one department to another in your own company or starting over in an entirely different field, you''re likely to face a litany of rejoinders: Why would you want to do that ?

Big-Name Firm or Hands-on Experience: How to Get the Most out of Your Internship

Strategy Driven

Internships can be a valuable stepping stone for college students to start on their career path. But when it comes to deciding where to intern, students must consider where they’ll gain the most experience. That means you have to market yourself.

Nine Rules for Employee Engagement

Chart Your Course

Countless studies have proven that an engaged workforce contributes significantly to a business’ success. Results range from happier customers to higher profits and stock prices, to lower health care costs. Career Advancement Opportunities.

The Boomers are Leaving! – How to Create and Implement a Knowledge.

Strategy Driven

How to Create and Implement a Knowledge Transfer Program, part 1 Posted by Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill on November 10, 2010 · 2 Comments The clock is ticking: next year, in 2011, the oldest of the 76 million Baby Boomers turn 65. What’s a manager or executive to do?

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Harvard Business Review

Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? But that’ll just confuse your readers and send them running—to others’ LinkedIn pages. Kenneth Andersson.

The 10 Most Serious Hiring Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Brad Smart , Author of Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People : I don’t know about you, but early in my career I was very disappointed with my hiring track record. I met with the top HR managers of the largest 100 companies in the world, and even they said that 75% of their hires turn out to be disappointments… … except for the Topgraders in the room. 150 resumes are emailed to you.

Break the Innovation Chokehold: How to Stop Ruling Like a (Not-So-Benevolent) Dictator and Start Encouraging Big Ideas

Strategy Driven

The Benevolent Dictator : Empower Your Employees, Build Your Business, and Outwit the Competition by Michael Feuer What does it require to take a concept rapidly and effectively from mind to market? ’ in order to improve your products, processes, or procedures.

Have You Earned the Right to Lead? Ten Deeply Destructive Mistakes That Suggest the Answer Is No (and How to Stop Making Them)

Strategy Driven

Often, and unfortunately, their employees beg to differ. Oh, they don’t say it directly, not to the boss’s face, anyway. Unusually Excellent explains why your employees may not see you as a leader…and what you can do to change their hearts and minds.

How to Handle a Blitz: 4 Key Strategies for Successfully Negotiating During a Company Transition

Strategy Driven

We rock and roll along in our career and then – wham! When a blitz occurs, employees stand stunned, and don’t always recognize or value their level of influence relative to compensation. Even when employers call a blitz, employees retain power and the ability to negotiate.

Worn out at Work? Twelve Common Workplace Behaviors that Drain Everyone’s Energy – and How to Purge Them in 2011, part 2 of 2

Strategy Driven

These hastily drawn conclusions that result from chronic poor communication can lead to serious mistakes and major missed opportunities. Plus, lack of clarity is incredibly frustrating to those who must work with you. Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon.

Worn out at Work? Twelve Common Workplace Behaviors that Drain Everyone’s Energy – and How to Purge Them in 2011, part 2 of 2

Strategy Driven

These hastily drawn conclusions that result from chronic poor communication can lead to serious mistakes and major missed opportunities. Plus, lack of clarity is incredibly frustrating to those who must work with you. Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon.

10 Things Successful People Do to Become Experts

Lead from Within

Many business owners, entrepreneurs and thought leaders want to position themselves as experts. They want to be known as key influencers in their particular field, but getting to a point of confidence in their expertise is more difficult. When you know your skills and capabilities, it is easier to position yourself as an expert. Having a voice builds your authority and allows others to find you online. Use your expertise to add value when you can.

Perverse Incentive Compensation

Tony Mayo

Biography of Werner Erhard, the Source of Executive Coaching How to Conduct a "Customer Listening Session" Twitter Log XII Spidertown by Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. Author About Tony Mayo Newsletter Sign-up Comments are welcome.

Three Tips for Managing an Olbermann - Next Level Blog

Next Level Blog

The career history of the talented, iconoclastic, maddening, entertaining (even if he’s the guy you love to hate) Olbermann has been one of resigning from or getting fired by every network he’s worked for. It’s hard to find. Prepare your mental and emotional states to resist it.

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A Survey for Trainers, Consultants and Coaches

Kevin Eikenberry

This post is specifically for external trainers, consultants and/or coaches – or those considering this as a career option. Having been working in this category for more than 17 years, I’ve decided to give back to our community and have put together a very short survey.

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Possibility Maximizer:

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor Home Page Tom Peters, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Change Guru TUTs Adventurers Club: Explore the power of thought & creative visualization to manifest dreams!   There is a wealth of great HR information and resources waiting to be found at

Take Your Foot Off the Gas in August

Next Level Blog

It’s about a former IBM senior executive named Robert Moffat whose long and successful career with the company ended when he was arrested by the FBI for conspiracy related to insider trading. The arrest was a complete surprise to Moffat and everyone who knew him.

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What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation

General Leadership

“The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” If our EQ capacity empowers us to effectively leverage our emotions to bring about better business outcomes, then – our ability to exercise self-regulation powers our EQ capacity.

StrategyDriven Professional Podcast Episode 1 – Standing Out Among Professional Peers, part 1 of 3

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Professional Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques business professionals can use to accelerate their careers and personal goals achievement. how to communicate a desire to be considered for an open position to the hiring manager.

Employee Engagement Is Everyone’s Job

Tanveer Naseer

Hey, why is it always up to the manager to increase engagement?” Shirley had thrust up her hand and didn’t wait for me to call on her before blurting out her question. Lord knows we need to pull out all the stops when it comes to engagement.

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General Leadership

It is the responsibility of every employee to report back to his or her supervisors what they have learned and allow the organization to benefit from that experience. Fundamental to being an American is service…service to family, to community, to country.

Ouch: A Year's Worth of Occasionally Disturbing Research on How to Get Ahead

Harvard Business Review

Researchers in the fields of business, economics, and psychology maintained their relentless pursuit of knowledge in 2011, discovering, among other things, that a joke can get you a raise and that it's OK to mimic your customers. Men's disagreeable behavior "conforms to expectations of 'masculine' behavior," the authors say. And postpone procreation: Postponing motherhood leads to an increase in women's earnings of 9% per year of delay, according to Amalia R.

Stuck as a Leader


At first you blame it on the company, then it may turn to blaming it on your people, and finally it seeps in ever so slowly that it may be you. You may think that there is nothing you can do about it because you have tried everything you know to get your careers moving again.

Stuck as a Leader


At first you blame it on the company, then it may turn to blaming it on your people, and finally it seeps in ever so slowly that it may be you. You may think that there is nothing you can do about it because you have tried everything you know to get your careers moving again.

AARP – The Last Membership Card You Will Ever Need!


I remember when I was at the beginning of my career and calling on AARP as a direct marketer to do their work. My wife, Chris , thought it would be quite amusing to put the direct mail on my desk, yes, including the membership card. Have you been invited to join the club yet? How do you feel about it? RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.

Why don’t efforts at employee engagement work?


Effective leaders care about employee engagement because they know that engaged employees give more effort–not just the required effort to do their jobs, but the discretionary effort needed to excel. If you want engaged employees, you have to engage them.

New eBook: Tips, Tactics, and Strategies for Your Leadership Toolbox


If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of when it comes to leadership and communication, it’s strategies that work, best practices, and life lessons. I’m able to see what’s possible, and revel with our clients when it’s achieved. What are the posts that my clients would want to read?

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The International Coaching Federation Welcomes Rich Gee.

Rich Gee Group

I had a great time Friday morning presenting to a packed crowd at the Connecticut Chapter of the International Coaching Federation. First off, a big ‘thank you’ to the entire ICF committee. I’m adding info to our Dec. I look forward to catching up in the future.