5 Tactics for shameless self promotion

5 Tactics for shameless self promotion

I'm not saying I love these, but I've seen them help people move forward as a result: It's important that those who are in a position to benefit your career know who you are and what you’ve accomplished. 1. Develop an 'elevator speech' - Develop a short message and...
3 Reasons to use 360 Degree Evaluations

3 Reasons to use 360 Degree Evaluations

Most companies' leaders have a very unrealistic view about how they are assessed by those who are at levels below them. Usually, they think they're "in touch."  Usually, they're not. Some years ago, I was working with the COO of a large company in the retail sector....
Career Tip: Take a vacation!

Career Tip: Take a vacation!

I was interviewed by an organization looking for a few ideas that anyone could use to get ahead in their career.   My answers may seem counter-intuitive at first, but here's the video and why I said, "Take a...
10 Tips for dealing with conflict

10 Tips for dealing with conflict

The very-successful individuals seem to have an inherent understanding of what causes conflicts and how to resolve them quickly. For others it's much harder. In today's global environment, we're often dealing with individuals at a distance.  We don't get the...
7 tips to ensure that your 2018 is better

7 tips to ensure that your 2018 is better

Many executives and managers forget that they really have 2 jobs - The first is to do what they get paid for (and do it better than others). The other is to manage their career path and do what is required to ensure their upward mobility isn't dependent on others who...
Timely tips for small business owners

Timely tips for small business owners

“John, I need some help and some different ideas...my business is slowing down.  I’m concerned it’s going to get worse before it starts getting better and I want to make sure I’m still here when the economy gets good again. The comments were from a client of mine....