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To increase your chances of getting a promotion, wise career coaches often advise you to dress like you have the job you want, not the one you have.
Why is dress so important? Well, the clothes still don’t make the wo/man, but often they do help you feel like you’re ready for that big step. And it’s that feeling — of confidence and readiness — that communicates most powerfully about your ability in the moments after the person across the meeting table notices your new outfit.[…] Continue Reading »
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Great leaders often cite “self-awareness” as the top soft skill responsible for their success.[…] Continue Reading »
About a year ago, Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, went against the advice of her career advisers and published a book about women’s leadership called “Lean In.”
She was told by wise people that writing “Lean In” would end her business career, but she did it anyway. She says that, up until that point, she’s spent her career not talking about being a woman in business, thinking women would be naturally rising to the top.[…] Continue Reading »
In my last post about how there is a growing schism between the values held by employees and those held by their employers, and how it’s driving employees out the door.
I noted that 54% of millenials are planning on leaving their firms to try entrepreneurship. This is a big number, but even that is dwarfed by a study by Harris Interactive that found 74% of employees of all ages would look for another job if they could.[…] Continue Reading »
Something insidious is happening in the cubicles and hallways of America’s big and midsized companies.
Employees who have attained a chunk of the America dream — a steady paycheck, benefits and a rung on the upwardly mobile ladder — are risking an uncertain job market and quitting their jobs in astonishing numbers (more than 2 million a month).[…] Continue Reading »