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5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from home for the first time. Based on the questions I’m receiving and complaints I’m hearing, quite a few are struggling as they attempt to work without direct...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

I am a firm believer that all growth starts with understanding yourself. Before you can grow as a person or as a professional, you have to first know who you are and why you do what you do. This skill is commonly referred to as “self-awareness,” and it’s an important element of emotional...

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How to Get Others to Value Your Work

During my monthly webinars, I often hear a handful of the same questions. A common one goes something like this: “The people I work with think my job is inferior. They look down on me (and my role). How do I get others to value my work more?” This question hits particularly close to home for...

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How to Become a More Valuable Employee

These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should...

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What Does It Really Mean to Be Proactive at Work?

The word proactive is often tossed around in the workplace with little context. If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to assume you’ve heard it. Perhaps you’ve even been instructed to “be more proactive.” But you may be wondering what it really means to be proactive at work. This is the...

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How to Get Ahead at Work Without a College Degree

When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. The only question was, where? I was very fortunate to come from a family with the financial means to make this my reality. However, not everyone has that same opportunity—and quite frankly, many don’t...

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How Long is Normal to Go Without a Raise?

In my monthly Q&A sessions, I commonly receive a lot of questions about raises. This one comes up frequently: How long is “normal” to go without a raise? Is it a problem to have the same salary for 5 years or more? Here are my thoughts on the subject and some key points you should keep in mind...

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How to Deal with an Intimidating Boss

Let’s face it: Everyone has had an intimidating boss. After all, there’s a clear hierarchy in the relationship—bosses are inherently “superior” to employees. They have authority over you. They can, in essence, make or break your career future. So, it’s only natural if you feel somewhat on edge in...

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How to Find Your Voice at Work

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.” While writing my new book (The Invisibility Cure: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Get What You Want at Work), I experienced quite a few personal revelations. One in particular has really stuck with me. You...

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