Why You Need to Become an Executive Before You Have the Title

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Why You Need to Become an Executive Before you Have the Title You want more seniority. More salary. You want to be perceived as a leader. But you’re stalling out. You’re doing all the “right things” but it’s not leading anywhere. You want to be valued for the unique, varied background you have… but you […]

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Find Your Career Success

How to Stop Comparing Yourself With Others

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others And Find Your Career Success Ever have a nagging sense that you’re falling behind in your career path? Find yourself watching others in your company or field, comparing your success to them—and then getting mad at yourself for it? Comparing yourself to others is a common feeling I […]

How to Use a 90-Day Plan to Achieve Career Goals More Easily

How to Use a 90-Day-Plan to Achieve Career Goals More Easily

How to use a 90-day plan to achieve career goals more easily Starting a new leadership role? Feeling lost in the weeds, and you’re getting stuff done… but you’re meandering and it’s not really the right stuff to focus on? You need a 90-Day Plan. A 90-Day Plan forces you to look at your job […]

The Breadwinner and the Breastfeeder

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If you’re feeling breadwinner burnout, you’re not alone You’re the breadwinner and the breastfeeder. You shoulder the responsibility of keeping everybody fed and housed, carrying that weight on your shoulders. And you’re also the one up late at night. You’re the body that just can’t be outsourced. And it’s hard, but you’re not alone; many […]

The Real Reason You’re Not Getting Your Dream Executive Role

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The Real Reason You’re Not Getting Your Dream Executive Role Years ago, I was in my therapist’s office.   We were talking about my bad dating experiences—I was going out with a lot of people but none of them were really that good of a fit.   “Well why don’t you write down the qualities […]

How To Ask For A Promotion The Brave (and Actually Effective) Way

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How to Ask for a Promotion the brave (and actually effective) Way So you feel like it’s time for you to move up in your company and you’re wondering how to ask for a promotion. Maybe you’ve seen other people get promoted over you and you feel like it’s your time. Maybe you feel like […]

How to Feel More Fulfilled in Your Leadership Role

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How to Feel More Fulfilled in Your Leadership Role You were probably a shining star early in your career. Not only did you get your work done (on time and well), but you were proactive and curious. You asked good questions. You anticipated things and looked at the bigger picture. And you got a lot […]

How to Be a Calm and Strategic Woman in Leadership

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How to Be a Calm and Strategic Woman in Leadership A strange thing can happen to very high-potential women when they step up into leadership: They become flummoxed by their to-do lists instead of being calm and strategic in their role. One of the very qualities that helps women succeed in early and midcareer stops […]

How to Respond When Your Employees Ask For a Step-By-Step Path to Promotion

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How to Respond When Your Employees Ask For a Step-By-Step Path to Promotion Leaders, does it drive you crazy when you get asked this? “What are the steps to get promoted?” Being asked in a step-by-step way what advancement looks like… when inside you’re thinking: + There’s no one way! + It’s about taking initiative, […]