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Category Archives: Suddenly In Charge

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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Job Searches Are Up As Snow Falls Down

It’s been a tough winter here in New England. Over the past several weeks we’ve been blessed with three major snow falls. Accumulation on the ground, as of this writing, appears to be about three feet. More on the way. I’m hunkering down and catching up on my writing. However, it appears  I’m not the […]

Also posted in Leadership, Learning and Development, Management, Retention, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Talent Maximization

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Bad Karma

Earlier this month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that women should trust “karma” instead of asking for pay raises. Nadella suggested that the “system” would reward their work. In the apology, Nadella said he was “completely wrong.” Well Nadella got one thing right. He was completely wrong. Why? Because the “system” is flawed. Most reward […]

Also posted in Management, Retention, Thought Leadership

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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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Are You Willing to Invest $1.37 in Your Future?

I’m conducting a two-day Suddenly in Charge workshop in Boston as well as Toronto and am inviting you to invest in your future. If you book prior to Friday, you’ll be able to take advantage of the early-bird pricing of $499, which comes out to about $1.37 a day. Here’s why you should invest. You […]

Also posted in Employee Engagement, Learning and Development

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Leaders Aren’t Born; They Are Made

I recently was called upon by The Boston Globe’s Job Doc, Patricia Hunt Sinacole to respond to a question submitted by an engineer who suspected he would be tapped for a position in leadership. He worried that he didn’t have what it takes to be a leader. He’s not alone. Here’s some of what I […]

Also posted in Talent Maximization

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7 Ways New Managers Can Shine

Being tossed into management is like free-falling out of an airplane: The experience can be deadly if you don’t know what you are doing, or exhilarating if you do. Read this before jumping. “Psssttt…Can you keep a secret? I’ve just been made a manager and I haven’t a clue what to do!” This was exactly […]

Also posted in Leadership, Management

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Three Signs Your Time Is Up

In my bestselling book, Suddenly in Charge, I write about Seven Signs Your Time is Up. Here are three: You are no longer in the loop. You used to participate in closed door meetings. Now you are on the other side of the door, trying to listen in. Your boss asks you to train a […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places

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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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