2011-04-02

Hitting “Stryde” in your early career, part 4

Drake Editorial Team

A 5-Part Series on ‘Managing the Boss’

 

Part 4: Be Transparent About Your Ambitions (Shortcut # 46)

Excerpt from Hitting Stryde: An Early Career Survival Guide by Daneal Charney and David James Singh Want to read the other parts first?

This helps your boss look for opportunities to give you new experiences while you are doing the same. Never think it is your boss’s job to manage your career. In fact, remember that no one cares more about your career than you. Don’t wait for opportunities; go make them. Talk to your boss, or other senior people in the organization, about your career development path. Get to know their assistants and leverage them to get some face time. We guarantee that if you ask for just 20 minutes of even the busiest person’s schedule they’ll give you 30, if you frame it as a request for their guidance on your career. Set time to review your long- and short-term goals, aspirations and motivations. Once a date is set, confirm you are on the boss’s calendar. After the meeting, follow-up on any recommended actions and send the person a thank-you note. Want more career shortcuts, get them here.

 

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2012-09-10 12:12:31

You are richer than you think - part 3

Eric Fraterman

Under this title – and as part of my theme that People matter critically when pursuing a Customer-Focus strategy - I published two prior blog posts.

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2012-10-02

Management tips: 11 sure-fire strategies to shorte...

Drake Editorial Team

Imagine having the power to shorten a meeting. You would be providing people with what they most want and need—more time. You would be a hero. The power is within your grasp.

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2011-07-19

Asking the right questions

Drake Editorial Team

Do you have any questions? Surprisingly, the most common answer is "no." Not only is this the wrong answer, but it’s also a missed opportunity to find out information about the company.

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