Uncover Your Professional Value Proposition to Improve Your Job and Career Success

Whether you’re looking for a job, asking for a promotion, or focused on reinventing your career, you need to be able to articulate and showcase your Professional Value Proposition (PVP). The same goes for situations where you are asking for more, including angling for a promotion or seeking a raise. It turns out, uncovering and articulating your PVP is a challenging exercise. Here are ideas to help:

Live-Webinar (free)—Fierce Listening: The Key to Leadership and Career Success

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.

Career Success Demands Adjusting Your Altitude and Traveling Forward in Time

While you might be correct in assuming I've read too much science fiction and fantasy, it turns out two skills they don't teach you in most professional development programs are essential for your success. I'm referencing altitude adjustment and time-travel.

Leadership Caffeine™—It’s Time to Deliberately Strengthen Your Internal Network

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. 

Leadership and Management Book Talk #6: Words Matter—Great Books for Developing as a Communicator

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.

Reframing Your Relationship with Influence, Power, and Office Politics

It turns out, ignoring or avoiding the political environment in your workplace is naïve and career limiting. Instead, you need to rethink and reframe your relationship with office politics and focus on building clean-power. Here are seven ideas to help:

Feeling Powerless at Work? Five Ideas to Help You Regain Control

In my professional travels, I encounter a large number of individuals who express extreme frustration with their working lives. Many of them admit this state of unsettledness creeps into their personal lives, sowing stress and strain along the way. While some situations are generally rotten, in many instances, it is possible to counteract a sense of powerlessness by reframing your situation and acting differently. Here are five ideas to help you regain control: