3 Signs That Tell Me Its Time to Let an Employee Go

3 Signs That Tell Me Its Time to Let an Employee Go

3 Signs That Tell Me Its Time to Let an Employee Go Q – There is someone on my team who hasn’t been performing well for a while now. I’m almost embarrassed to say he’s been on my radar for more than a year. I keep finding reasons not to make the hard decision and […]

The Personal Learning Plan – What It Is and Why You Need One

The Personal Learning Plan - What It Is and Why You Need One

The Personal Learning Plan – What It Is and Why You Need One Self directed learning is probably the least appreciated career skill out there. If you want to advance in your career and certainly if you have hopes of getting to the executive level, you need to build learning into your daily routine. In […]

The 4 Lessons About Managing People I Learned a Little Too Late

The 4 Lessons About Managing People I Learned a Little Too Late

The 4 Lessons About Managing People I Learned a Little Too Late Q: I just got promoted to my first management job. I will be leading a team of five people and I don’t have a clue what to do. What advice do you have for new managers? A: This is a pretty exciting moment […]

My Best Tips for Talking to Senior Executives

My Best Tips for Talking to Senior Executives

My Best Tips for Talking to Senior Executives Q: I have a lot of trouble communicating with my boss and other senior executives at work. I’ve tried so many different approaches and none of them have worked. At this point I’m pretty sure I’m over thinking everything. What’s your advice? A: This is one of the […]

4 Tips to Get a Promotion This Year

4 Tips to Get a Promotion This Year

4 Tips to Get a Promotion This Year There are three questions I get asked over and over again by friends and readers who care about advancing their careers. How do I convince my boss to give me a promotion or raise? How do I deal with a colleague who seems determined to F up […]

6 Career Changes I’d Make If I Had a Time Machine

6 Career Changes I'd Make If I Had a Time Machine

6 Career Changes I’d Make If I Had a Time Machine Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my younger self. Mostly I’ve been thinking about all the mistakes I made early on in my career. Check out this slide-share and see the 6 pieces of advice I’d give the 25 year old version of […]

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change In my experience, the greatest moments for career advancement come in times of uncertainty and disruption. I know this sounds counter intuitive but its very true and something most of us overlook or won’t admit. During highly tumultuous periods, like in an acquisition or […]