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Category Archives: Managing Up

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 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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Fourth Book Deal Signed

I’m excited to announce that I’ve just accepted an offer to publish my fourth book. I’m going to be writing a brand new edition of the international bestseller, Suddenly in Charge, which will be released in the fall of 2017. That means I will have two new books released in 2017. The other is The […]

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Managing Isn’t Just For Bosses – Here’s Why You Need to Strengthen That Skill, Too

If you think your work should speak for itself, why are so many famous artists unknown until their death? If you want to be known in this lifetime as a master at your craft, you’ll need to learn how to manage up. You’re probably good at letting others know how great your people are or […]

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How To Impress Your First Boss

As I drove through town this afternoon, I saw another group of Smith College graduates ready to take on the world. How fortunate for today’s grads to be leaving school at a time when there are actually jobs. Congratulations to all of you who have just graduated and landed your first “real” job. Here’s my […]

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And The Oscar Goes To…

Honestly, does anyone even care who the Oscar went to last night? As usual, the show was predictable with the exception of Lady Gaga, who brought the house down with her Julie Andrews tribute. Predictable is a word that describes a lot of leaders these days. The executive, who permits some members of his team […]

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Remarkable Leaders

I had the pleasure of facilitating a remarkable group of leaders in the two-day session of Move Up/Manage Right/Suddenly in Charge in Boston. I’ve worked with enough leaders to know that many are competent, but few are remarkable. Here’s what separates these people from the pack. Passion. They love what they do and it shows. […]

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How to Team Up with Your Boss and Score A Home Run

Imagine for a moment that you are a boss who has an exceptional salesperson on his hands, who isn’t exactly the easiest person to manage. Now imagine this “spicy” salesperson orders you a copy of a book she is reading and suggests you begin with the chapter on Dealing With Difficult Employees, while she vows […]

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Are Your Employees About to Head Out the Door?

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Invest $1.99 and Get the Raise You Deserve

I’m not going to throw in a set of steak knives with this exceptional offer but I am going to direct you to the Amazon/Kindle store where my book, Suddenly in Charge is being featured in this month’s exclusive promotion. In fact, my book is #1 in the Kindle Leadership Category. Here’s an excerpt from […]

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