Regardless of where you are in your career, you must take complete ownership of it. It's imperative to calculate each move yet stay open to unexpected growth opportunities. You need to take responsibility for your successes and failures and see yourself as an expert who is available to offer your services to a company for
Accelerating your career will take much more than your smarts. You will need sponsors who can speak on your behalf in rooms you do not have access to. You will also need a number of mentors who will take the time to teach and guide you in a more hands-on approach. Thinking that you can
If you ask anyone if they want better for themselves, they always say "yes" and they probably will lay out some specific goals and dreams. That’s the easy part. Now observe their behavior and that will determine if they truly are ready to walk down the path of responsibility and determination that success requires. People
One of the best ways to expand your network, strengthen your skills, and raise your profile is to find an opportunity to volunteer within your community. Whether you do it as part of an organized company-wide effort or you seek out an opportunity on your own, giving back to the community is an additional way
We all want to wake up daily feeling fearless, achieving great levels of success. You want to look fear in the eye and make it cower from the strength and power you exude but you know you are so far from that reality. In your reality, fear has you up against the ropes beating you
Early in my career, I remember a phone conversation with my boss that somehow descended into a profanity laced outburst from my boss. I don’t remember the conversation topic but I do remember mustering the strength and courage to let my boss know that while I understood the situation was frustrating, I preferred not to
You made your point in the team meeting but no one acknowledged you even spoke. You told your significant other what you wanted but they ignored your request, or maybe you grew up feeling invisible all your life so you have become accustomed to being overlooked. There is truly a more rewarding way to live
Just about everyone loves superheroes. They swoop in to help the citizens, always seem to know what to do and when to do it, and for that they are celebrated and applauded. Superheroes just continue to show up and outdo themselves each time, and everybody wants to be a superhero because they make things happen.
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