Presence is the unique and distinctive impression that you carry with you and speaks volumes about your confidence, credibility and determines your ability to influence. Your presence stirs an emotional response in others. It is the energy you bring when you enter a room, and determines how people will respond, or not. We each have [...]
You are the key to your own career success. Your career plan should include opportunities to add value. Consider the these for strategies to get noticed keeping in mind what you do well, how you make a difference, the kinds of challenges and projects you can take on to demonstrate your strengths, skills and knowledge and which business units you’d like to be promoted to enhance your knowledge and gain a broader perspective.
Successful professionals understand the importance of perceptions and know how to influence the way others perceive them. They hone their communication skills to generate respect, credibility, and trust and to manage their professional reputations. They realize that their credibility not only determines their ability to lead and manage effectively, but also their likelihood of being [...]
What is the one most obvious way for career advancement? Consistent, reliable and quality work. When you produce quality work, develop a career plan and keep yourself on track, you will find many opportunities to advance to the career position you want. However, promotions will not just fall into your lap. Instead, it requires planning [...]
Candid feedback and discussions have given way to political correctness by most to avoid offending and alienating others. Most remain quiet to be seen as a team player or to avoid criticizing the idea of someone held in high regard or someone who has presented an idea with great confidence. People don’t speak their minds because it’s easier not to.
In the workplace, soft skills are essential for career advancement. It is easy to determine how to gain the hard skills for career success, hard skills being education, experience and training. Soft skills, however, are more often personal attributes, traits and characteristics that are less likely to be formally taught, though they can be learned. These are essential to accelerate your career success.
It is safe to say that your company is looking for leaders who encourage innovation. Be the one to encourage a switch to a culture of innovation accepting each new idea as an exciting opportunity to take one step closer to the next big idea. Play your part to ensure that your company adopts values and a culture that encourages presentation and develop of new ideas. Become a catalyst for innovation and promote values to support innovation. Taken from an article in the issue Discover How to Avoid Career Stagnation, here are 4 values that encourage innovative thinking.
Only 11% of mid-level professionals feel confident and well-prepared to handle future challenges and career paths have changed leaving mid-level professionals feeling frustrated from the lack of direction about how to move forward.
This is a great time to get in the driver’s seat of your career development, discover the essentials of career success now and into the future and navigate the maze to a more satisfying career and lifestyle.
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A majority of the 6,300 top executives surveyed feel that a candidate with a better understanding of global markets is given serious consideration for appoints to higher level positions.
You’ve probably experienced the frustration of seeing someone promoted who is not necessarily the most talented candidate available. Unfortunately the most frequent reaction is to conclude that top leaders are clueless. But the real reason is that the candidate who was promoted is the one who does have a clue. He knows that it takes more than talent to get noticed and be pulled to the top.