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Communicating with Confidence

Communication is a complicated, multi-faceted skillset required for professional success. Unfortunately, it’s a tough one to master. More important than what you say is how you say it. All too often, messages are muddied because of insecurity, self-doubt and nerves. People...

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The Art of Constructive Conflict

In the workplace, conflict is to be expected—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, though most of us think of it that way. From past experience, we’ve been trained to see conflict as destructive; it tears people apart and creates all kinds of negative outcomes. Handled poorly, conflict can...

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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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How to Prepare for Important Career Conversations

In the past, the “Annual Review” was the time—once a year—when you knew you would have the opportunity to sit down with your boss and get feedback, discuss career goals, and possibly even request a raise or promotion. However, in recent years, the Annual Review has become somewhat of a relic in...

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Career Success A to Z: B Is For Brag

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Ah, the dreaded b-word. Call me bold, call me brash, but this is one b-word I stand firmly behind. Bragging is an unavoidable career necessity. Yet, it’s developed quite a bad rap—and...

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How To Ask For Help With Your Career (And Get It)

Before I jump into the advice portion of this article, please allow me a moment to vent... I get anywhere from a couple dozen to a hundred or more emails a week from my blog readers. I love it and I read them all, I assure you. I do not, however, answer them all. If you’ve sent me a message and...

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How to Be Persuasive in the Workplace

Recently, while hosting a free group coaching call, I had a few questions from professionals who wanted assistance in the art of persuasion. Whether you’re looking to convince your boss that you need some additional training or you’re hoping to show an interviewer that you’re the best candidate...

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How to Find Your Voice at Work

I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me that speaking up at work is a challenge. It’s not that they don’t have opinions—the certainly do! And it’s not because they don’t have the smarts—these folks are the best and the brightest. But they still have an incredibly difficult time...

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