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Category: career success

Want to know how to get promotions? Get tagged as a HiPo

In my leadership development consultancy, I frequently work one-on-one with employees in a mentoring relationship.  And one of the questions I am often asked, particularly by those fairly young in their careers, is how to get promotions.  And the answer

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negative criticism

Negative criticism – how to tell the useful from the useless

Criticism can be hard to take.  Even if it is well-meaning, it can hurt.  And if it is unkind, it is even worse.  What should you do?  React or ignore it?  Respond or walk-away?  Act on it or disregard it. 

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right job

How do you know if you’re in the right job?

If you’re just looking for a paycheque to cover your rent and groceries, then any old job will do. But if you’re looking for the right job – a career that will not only pay the bills but also excite

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Seven ways to have better conversations at work

The ability to have better conversations will serve you well in any workplace environment or organization. By confidently engaging your co-workers, your boss, and even the most senior people you work with, you will be able to build better and

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workplace courage

Manifesting ‘workplace courage’, an important but underrated skill

A recent situation prompted today’s blog post about workplace courage. “There is no hand sanitizer anywhere on the floor,” said an exasperated Sally on her first day on shift. “There hasn’t been any for three days,” responded one of her

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kindness

Workplace lessons from the COVID contagion of kindness

As devastating and difficult as the COVID-19 world has been, the one seemingly silver lining to emerge from this pandemic is the contagion of kindness. Countless acts of generosity and thoughtfulness abound, and it has become increasingly evident that being

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