Promotion Insights

How to step into a new leadership position WITHOUT being threatening

September 6, 2020

Recovering from a bad reputation at work is the most difficult job you will face as you try to advance your career into executive leadership.  Don’t let this happen to you. Let me start with a story. Several years ago, I was hired by an organization to “turn around” one of their senior executives. I’ll…

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The three benefits of advancing your career in a flat organization (and how to leverage them)

August 29, 2020

Scaling your career in a flat organization may seem a bit…unclear. The next rung on the ladder isn’t always obvious. In fact, there may not be another rung at all. But… The steps you need to take are essentially the same as a hierarchical structure. They even come with a few unique benefits. My name…

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Three steps you can take TODAY to transition yourself into a senior executive leadership role

August 23, 2020

I recently received this question from an Executive Director of Marketing named Kenneth. He wanted to know how to go about establishing himself as an even more senior executive within his organization. Kenneth has been with his company for the better part of twenty four years, and is currently leading important projects, working with the…

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3 Ways to Handle Condescending People in Meetings

August 16, 2020

A corporate manager recently reached out to me for advice on how to handle aggressive behavior in the workplace. Here’s what happened: This manager (let’s call her Sharon for privacy’s sake) is having an issue with someone in her workplace during meetings. The issue involves two of her co-workers, let’s call them George and Paul.…

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Career Advancement advice.

How to manage your full-time work and career advancements at the same time

August 9, 2020

A woman named Noel recently reached out to me via email for feedback on how she could balance her full-time work with her career aspirations. My simple advice was: you don’t. Let me break this down. I want you to look around at your company’s executive team. How did they get to where they are…

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I literally walked through sh%t to get here

September 1, 2019

Has someone ever shared an idea with you and you thought, “I didn’t even know that was an option?” But then you thought about it some more and you realized, “That could actually work?” It’s so fun when that happens. It’s like a whole new world of possibility opens up. Suddenly you go from not knowing how to…

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