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Category Archives: Careers

Should You Accept Every Promotion That Comes Your Way? Maybe Not

When it comes to accepting a promotion, any offer is a good offer, right? Not always. If you’re made an offer, it may be tempting to accept right away. But before you say “yes,” assess it thoroughly. Here are some questions you need to consider and the conversations you need to have (both with your […]

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Why Now May Be The Time To Quit Your Executive Job

General Electric just told the city of Boston that they were scaling back their plans to grow the Boston HQ significantly. While that move alone may not mean much to you, they have to reimburse the state $87M of incentive money given to them when they agreed to move their corporate headquarters from Connecticut to […]

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How to Be a Great Mentee And Mentor

Many successful people attribute their success to having had a great mentor. But did you know that you can also experience high levels of growth by being a mentor, as well? Serving as a mentor could give you the opportunity to develop your communication skills, gain a new perspective, give back and expand your network. And, who knows—your mentee […]

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The Best Gifts Don’t Come in Boxes

It’s starting already. The holiday catalogs are filling my mailbox. I’m not biting. Here’s why. I’ve got enough stuff. What I don’t have are enough experiences. I bet many of your relatives (especially those of you with adult children who are underemployed) would rather receive a check to help them return to school or use […]

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Why Free Advice Isn’t Worth the Price

If I had a dollar for every time someone wrote me and asked me for free advice, I could probably retire. I used to say yes. That was until I realized that by doing so, I was doing more harm than good. Here’s why. Free advice is often dismissed. How often has someone given you […]

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Out an Executive Coach

It’s Sunday afternoon and many of you are dreading the start of another work week. Maybe it’s because you’re having difficulties with your boss. You just can’t seem to figure her out. Or perhaps it’s because you’ve started a new job and are struggling to navigate the political landscape. Some of you may have just […]

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Want a Promotion? Start Tooting Your Horn

How do you feel when I say, “If you want to get ahead, you need to go out there and tell your boss, and the people you work with, that you’re good at your job.” Does that make you uncomfortable – or you do dismiss it as nonsense? In all the years I’ve been coaching, […]

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How Women Can Close the Confidence Gap and Achieve Greater Career Success

I remember the day I was promoted into the executive suite. I couldn’t believe the president of the company actually thought I was good enough to lead a department. In retrospect, it was that little guy on my shoulder wondering if I really deserved this. Flash forward many years later and I can see clearly […]

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The Real Truth About Promotions at Work

Be honest. How long have you been thinking it’s your turn for a promotion and what exactly have you done to move your candidacy forward? Here’s the thing. It’s not enough to think about a promotion. There are a number of steps you need to take in order to make this happen. Here are three. […]


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How to Move Up Without Falling Down

What’s the one thing that’s stopped you from grabbing a promotion that should have been yours? For most people, it’s fear. That’s right. Fear that they might not be good enough or that they’ll actually get the job and won’t know what to do when they finally arrive in the executive suite. Fear holds lots […]

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