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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2013-01-15

9 things that can improve the discussion

Drake Editorial Team

When you conduct performance reviews, there is no way to guarantee that the discussion will end with both you and the employee in total agreement. This is especially the case if the review involves negative performance.

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2011-07-28

Team building magic, part 5

Drake Editorial Team

If you are leading or a member of your organization’s executive or leadership team, take action to transform your own team. Nothing speaks louder than the action you take...

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Successful coaching and council which is best - pa...

Drew Stevens

Counseling is a short-term sequence of interactions with employees that results in either restored or acceptable behavior.

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