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Fill in this short survey to find out:

  • 1. Have you requested a promotion in the last year?
  • 2. Have you ever been rejected for a promotion?
  • 3. Have you ever been offered a promotion?
  • 4. Has a co-worker at the same level ever been promoted instead of you?
  • 5. Has there ever been a position you applied for and didn’t get?
  • 6. Are you hesitant about asking for a promotion for fear of your boss’s response?
  • 7. Have you ever left an organization because you were passed up for promotion there?
  • 8. Do you know if your work environment values you and your work?
  • 9. Do you think that you deserve a promotion?
  • 10. Do you promote your work and yourself at work?
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    Middle managers often feel as if they are constantly jumping through hoops. On one hand, you have a great, stable job - filled with both professional challenges and responsibility for results - keeping you on your toes. But with all of...

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    When applying for a job, figuring out how your references will portray you can be pretty troubling. These days, with supercharged social networking profiles, potential employees still view references as one of the most important...

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  • Promotion opportunity in the works? Don't ignore these 5 pieces of advice.

    Most middle managers have been around long enough to know when a promotion opportunity might be in the works along their corporate development...

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    Every middle manager trying to make it up the corporate ladder has experienced this common range of emotions at some point in their career. Middle managers are in a tough place. On one hand, you’ve proven yourself as professional,...

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    You’ve just gotten the bad news: you’re not going to get promoted this time around. Unfortunately, this is the kind of news that 70% of middle managers like you receive routinely. So the good news is that you’re in good company with...

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    It’s a fact:  8 out of 10 middle managers are wondering if they should be at the job they’re at right now. The reason that this percentage is so high among middle managers is that middle management is actually a junction in your career...

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    As you read this, about 80% of middle managers like you are thinking about leaving their current job. As I wrote in my first post in this series, I’ve identified three categories as to why most middle managers are contemplating new...

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  • Promotion seekers: here are 4 things you need to do

    For most middle managers, the most pressing question along your corporate development career path is whether...

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  • If you're ready for a promotion, don't neglect your performance review

    Every year the world over, annual performance (aka “feedback,” “assessment,” or ”appraisal”) reviews take place. In many organizations, reviews are a formal affair, while in others they are more casual.

     

    What’s for sure...

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    So you’ve just heard about a promotion opportunity - whether it’s a new position in your...

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  • How to lead your boss to your next promotion

    Most of you will agree. There’s nothing more disappointing than getting passed up for promotion and veered off your corporate development pat.

     

    But can you do anything about it?

     

    This is the central...

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  • Boss sabotaging your next promotion? Here are 4 reasons why.

    You’re a superstar. You’ve met or exceeded your department’s goals. You’ve won over the trust and support of your team. You’ve even come up with innovative ways of getting things done. All systems go for promotion towards...

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  • Here's a situation you never want to find yourself in if you want to get promoted.

    In my last post, we looked at four reasons why your boss might be keeping you from being promoted. This time, we’ll be looking at a tough one: your boss simply doesn’t want to let you go.

     

    So how can you achieve the...

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  • Is your boss blocking your promotion? Here are 3 things you MUST do now.

    I can’t think of anything more demotivating than this: your boss has told you that you’re getting passed up on a promotion. Period.

     

    Is there anything you can do about it? If you’re like most managers I’ve met, your...

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  • Going for a promotion? Don't miss these 4 crucial steps.

    There’s nothing worse than missing the boat when you want to pursue opportunities at work. Once they’re gone, they’re gone...but you can prevent this.

     

    When pursuing your next...

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    Most middle managers place great importance on career management. They read the latest books, view the newest webcasts, and even participate in career management seminars. But based on over 35 years of experience, I’m sorry to say that...

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    You’ve finally decided to make a career change and you’re looking forward to better times, an...

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    Those of you out there who’ve read my posts know that I’m a big believer in tapping into what I like to call your “hidden” potential - and all of us have plenty of that. Discovering and harnessing your own potential is the fastest track...

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    How often have you wanted to crawl inside the head of your boss to find out what they’re really thinking about you?...

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    There are certain experiences we can all do without in our career, and getting fired probably...

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    The New Year’s festivities have come and gone and many of us have returned to work with renewed excitement and optimism for the new year - great for getting started on those New Year’s Resolutions.

     

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  • Happy New Year

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  • Improve your chances by 300% with these 3 steps for tempting career advancements

    When we make a promise to ourselves we are creating a statement about what we want to achieve - our dreams and goals.

     

    When we see...

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  • Discover why you've been rejected for promotion

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  • How your skills and talents stand in the way of your promotion

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  • Discover the real reason your boss isn't promoting you .


     

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    And here’s the kicker: it’s because of their success that they don’t get promoted!

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    You were called in...

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    In my last post, I provided 4 pieces of crucial...

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  • What to do when your boss doesn’t think you’re ready for promotion

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    We’re all brands.

     

    No, I don’t mean that we all wear certain brands of clothing.

     

    Each of us is made of up characteristics whose combined effect is a brand. And like with others brands, we can...

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    Tired of chasing your tail?

     

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    But it’ll take...

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  • 3 steps for increasing your chances for tempting career advancement by 300%

     

    A few statistics about promises to ourselves:

     

    Only 28% of our promises will actually be kept.

    12% of our promises will be changed (to make things easier).

    A whopping 60% of promises won’t make...

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  • What are the top 5 reasons why mid-level managers get stuck in their careers?

     

    The symptoms are there.

     

    You’ve had this job for about five years. Friends at other organizations are being promoted. You’ve been told to wait just a bit longer for your own...

    READ MORE
  • My 4 holiday wishes to help make your career dreams come true

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  • Why managerial talents can KILL the career goals of a manager

     

    Yes, you read this correctly. Those great talents that have served you so well to get you this far can actually kill the career goals of a manager...

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    Of course you’re motivated. And that’s a great thing for your journey to the corner office. But, as you probably know, most people’s journeys don’t end up as planned. What’s the reason?

     

    It’s actually quite...

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  • Great managers are made. Not born.

     

    We all start off our career with great aspirations and dreams.

     

    But for a shocking 70% of us, these dreams will never come true.

     

    No promotions. No influence. No status. No executive paycheck...

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  • Keeping your eye on your goals

    Good managers like you know how to set goals and milestones for your organisation.

     

    But what about your personal career goals? Do you “manage” them as you do your organization’s goals?

     

    And here’s...

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  • Our failures: are they just bad luck?

    Careers are messy.

     

    We fail interviews and get passed up for promotions. Our gut reaction is to blame the boss, the interviewer, nepotism, but mostly just plain bad luck.

     

    But is it really that? Bad...

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