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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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    You’ve been passed up for promotion so many times that you’ve stopped counting. Congratulations (kind of). You’re actually in (not so) good company. Over 70% of managers vying for promotion are just as frustrated as you...

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  • Discover why you've been rejected for promotion.

    Over 200 studies in the last decade reveal that most mid-level managers believe their corporate development career path...

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  • A whiz at generating ideas? Hold your horses - for your career's sake.

    This is my final post in my 5-part series on taking control of your career. In this post, I’ll be reaching out to Entrepreneurs. (Check out my previous posts on...

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  • Why following the rules might be bad for your career

    Welcome to the fourth post in my 5-part series on taking control of your career. In this post, I’ll be providing advice to Administrators. (Check out my previous posts on...

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  • Why go-getters might NOT get promoted

    This post is one in a 5-part series explaining how middle managers can determine their own career destiny. In my...

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  • Great at team-building? Your next promotion is NOT in the bag

    In my last post, I explained how your current competencies could actually be working against the career goals of a manager like yourself.. In this post, I...

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  • 3 things you must know to sustain career success

    A whopping 72% of successful managers don’t achieve their career dreams - despite all of what they have going for them!

     

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

     ...

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  • Rejected for promotion? Here are 4 gameplans to avoid.

    Getting rejected for a promotion is no game.

     

    It’s sad. It’s frustrating. It’s difficult. It’s disappointing...and of course can derail the...

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  • 4 steps to turning your annual review into a promotion

    Another annual performance review has come to an end. And once again, you’ve managed to make it out alive. Good job.

     

    But what’s next? What should you do with the information you’ve just gotten? You could be like 73% of...

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  • 4 ways to benefit from your annual performance review

    The information you can get during your annual performance review is extremely important for your career. Most reviews begin with a general  snapshot of your performance from the previous year. But you can get a lot closer towards your...

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  • Getting even closer to your next promotion: 4 great examples of goals for employees in performance reviews

    Getting even closer to your next promotion: 4 great examples of goals for employees in performance reviews

     

    In my last post, in which I addressed looking at your...

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  • Check out these 2 important tips for your annual performance review.

    It’s that time of the year again. Check out these 2 important tips for your annual performance review.

     

    Every year the world over, annual performance (aka “feedback,” “assessment,” or ”appraisal”) reviews take place...

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  • 5 mistakes you can't afford to make when interviewing for an executive job at another company

    This could’ve been your big break - one of the factors affecting the career development of any manager looking to advance.

     

    You were called in...

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  • 2 reasons why internal candidates for promotion are at a disadvantage - and how to deal with it

    It’s well known that while many large organizations might favor hiring from within, most SMEs insist on interviewing both internal and external candidates for new job openings. In fact, many managers see an benefits of hiring from the...

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  • Competing with a co-worker for a promotion? Here are 4 steps to ensure it’s in the bag

     

    There’s a new position open at work and the heat is on. Go for it.

     

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

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  • 4 things you must know before pursuing your next opportunity

    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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  • Steps you can take when your boss thinks you’re not promotion material

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

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

    ...
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  • Promotion block: when your boss doesn’t want to let you go

    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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  • Planning your next promotion? Here’s how to handle your boss.

    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 tempting...

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  • Your corporate development career path: is it time to give up your dream of promotion?

    You’ve tried everything to beef up your resume for internal promotion. And you’ve tried countless seminars and workshops (see my story of Melanie)....

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  • Pave your corporate development career path by branding yourself for promotion

     

    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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  • Do you really know what your co-workers think about you?

    To make success happen, you must actively manage how others perceive you - your talents, accomplishments, and your chances of succeeding in your next job. These are key...

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  • Get your promotion with these career advancement solutions

    Tired of chasing your tail?

     

    Follow these 7 Steps to Career Management and pave the road to your corner office.

     

    But before you begin, a word of caution: do not just “think through” these steps. For...

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  • Professional Career Goals for Managers: Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

     

    The New Year’s festivities have come and gone and many of us have returned to work with renewed excitement and optimism for 2016 - great for getting started on those New Year’s Resolutions.

     

    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...

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

    At this time of year, as we gather with our loved ones to celebrate the holidays, we find ourselves reflecting on our lives - family, friends, and career. Often, we ask ourselves where we are in achieving our dreams. Are we completely...

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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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  • The ONLY secret weapon you’ll need to get promoted

     

    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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  • The 5 Career Management Mistakes that will KILL Your Promotion

    A shocking 70% of managers worldwide never reach their full potential. While there are endless reasons for such factors affecting career development,...

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