Cultivating influence in your firm and industry is a long-term process. However, there are a few communication adjustments you can make immediately to ensure you are properly projecting yourself when it counts:
Why is asking for a raise or promotion so difficult and sometimes scary? It is not something you do on a regular basis, and there are many complexities involved. Here are ideas to help you prepare for and succeed with this important ask:
Most of us have a few communication moments in our careers that we would like to either do-over or erase our brains' memories. Here are a few of mine and what I learned that help me grow as a workplace communicator:
Interestingly, the most important advice I ever received from a mentor about leading and succeeding was all about strengthening my communication skills.
Join us for a great session on a career and leadership critical topic: strengthening as a listener. We're live-online at 11:00 a.m. central on 5/21 with Fierce Listening: The Key to Leadership and Career Success.
There's a lot of stress to go around in our organizations right about now. What you don't need to do is invite more pressure to your party by holding yourself accountable for having all the answers. Sometimes, you have to ask for help.
For those leading and managing, it's time to change. The life-safety of our colleagues is of paramount importance in every sector. The economic safety of our employees is right there with the financial security of our customers. And, the road ahead isn't clearly marked. We'll have to navigate together.
What are you doing weekly to develop, renew, and repair key workplace relationships deliberately? If you don't have a solid answer for this question plus calendar time dedicated to the work, it needs to be elevated to your priority list. It's time to make strengthening your workplace network a top priority. In this article, I share why and how, along with a few finer points for consideration.
Words matter! We all know this, yet for many, there's room to strengthen how we present and project ourselves in our daily exchanges with colleagues, team members, and bosses. In this episode of the Leadership and Management Book Talk Podcast, Wally Bock and I share our favorite resources for strengthening communication skills.
It’s great to have a positive working relationship with your team members, but as soon as it endangers your ability to succeed with the mission, it’s time to rein things in and operate within the guardrails.