7 Strategies for a Faster Promotion

Ever feel stuck on your career ladder, constantly going above and beyond, but never getting that promotion?   You’re not alone.   Many professionals struggle to identify why they’re passed over for promotions. Understanding the common pitfalls that hinder career progression is the first step toward avoiding them. Whether it’s developing essential skills, enhancing your professional…

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Overcoming Self-Doubt in Career Transitions: Strategies for Success 

Career progression often leads to moments of self-doubt, especially when transitioning to roles that require a set of new skills and responsibilities. This article explores the psychological hurdles professionals face as they step into larger roles and provides strategies to navigate these challenges effectively.  Recognizing the Hurdles  Professionals on the verge of career transitions frequently…

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IQ isn’t EQ

Leadership is NOT the same as it was a few years ago.   Economic uncertainty, and societal challenges, call for a new skill set from leadership. At the forefront of this shift is emotional intelligence (EQ), a concept that has gained increasing recognition for its pivotal role in effective leadership.  Emotional intelligence, popularized by Daniel Goleman’s…

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Understanding the Power of Digital Presence in Professional Success

In today’s digital age, crafting a strong online presence is no longer optional—it’s essential.   While artists and creatives often prioritize curating digital portfolios to showcase their work, professionals in other fields often overlook the importance of their digital professional presence (DPP). However, recent research sheds light on just how impactful DPP can be on…

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Executive Corner – Listen Before You React

We often find ourselves navigating through moments that demand our immediate attention.   How we navigate these moments, however, can make the difference between a regrettable knee-jerk reaction and a thoughtful, empowered response.   Reacting in the Blink of an Eye is a Fight or Flight Response (aka, Survival Mode)  A reaction is the spontaneous burst of…

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Executive Corner – Future-Proof Your Workforce

Every company has a multitude of assets. When you think of an asset, what comes to mind is usually cash, accounts receivable, product designs and trademarks, buildings, machinery, and the list goes on and on. Business owners, CEOs, and managers try to maintain and grow those assets. More money, more investment back into the company,…

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Executive Corner – Between a Paycheck and a Hard Place

Why do people stay with bad bosses? There are so many reasons to leave a bad boss. For starters, bad bosses can be the root of toxic work culture. It’s hard to generalize a bad boss because there are so many different things a bad boss can say or do or not do, but it…

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Executive Corner – Afraid of AI? Become a Leader

The era of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about remarkable advancements and transformations across industries. It’s made tasks easier (or thoughtless), with the incorporation of automation and it has made strides in increased efficiency and innovation. However, it has also triggered concerns about the potential displacement of human workers. Remember during the pandemic when there…

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Don’t Accept That Counteroffer Just Yet!

Is it ever a good idea to accept a counteroffer? When an employee submits their resignation, it is common for the employer to counter with a new offer in an effort to persuade them to stay. Companies invest a significant amount of time and resources in finding and replacing valuable staff members, so they naturally…

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A Roadmap to Success: Implementing Career Pathing in Your Organization

It’s no secret that the job market is currently very competitive, and as a result, employers must come up with new strategies to attract and retain talented employees. There’s been a lot of research over the past few years on understanding what motivates Millennials and Gen Z workers and how to meet their workplace expectations.…

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