Archive for the ‘Manage your Manager’ Category

Effective communication (in Corporate America) As a guy working in HR, effective communication matters. I need to be careful with what I do and say. As much as the rules and policies apply to everyone, they apply more to the people in HR. When the team that is supposed to make sure company policy is […]

I have been working with millennial’s recently and running into a similar theme. The millennials I am meeting with are clearly smart and they are driven. This generation just doesn’t have the experience to know how the system works and from what I am seeing, the schools are not providing any insight. Thankfully, this is a generation […]

Career Momentum Wondering how you establish credibility and career momentum as a new hire? Whether you are a recent graduate or a veteran of the corporate game, credibility is the one thing that doesn’t take any special skills to acquire. If you just landed a job and feel like you have no credibility in a […]

Use the Gallup Q12 questions to manage your manager

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Manage your Manager

Gallup Q12 for employees This week’s I want to blog about how we can use the Gallup Q12 questions so that you, as an individual contributor, can set yourself up for success. I believe that employees should take control of their careers. If we wait for our manager to get us promoted, give us a […]

New manager training

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Manage your Manager

New manager training Disclaimer: The following is not a preferred new manager training course. A new manager training would actually have a start and continue throughout the entire career. Even CEO’s receive management training. Most new manager training consists of their manager pointing to the team and providing the following encouragement: “There’s your team, don’t […]

Job recruiter If you have been interviewed by a job recruiter that didn’t know anything about your job or a hiring manager that was new to interviewing, this post is for you. After reading this post, you won’t have to worry about being cheated out of your job offer by a bad recruiter. Based on […]

Promotion to Director What makes a promotion to Director harder than a promotion to Manager? The easy part of becoming promoted from individual contributor to Manager is gaining subject matter expertise. Unfortunately, “more” of what landed us our promotion to Manager isn’t usually enough to land the promotion to Director. The stakes increase with every promotion. The misunderstand […]

Promotion at work from Individual Contributor to Manager Last week we covered the mysteries surrounding a promotion at work and why climbing the career ladder can be so elusive. We shed light on the qualifiers that most of us do NOT think about when it comes to promotions: What is really being discussed behind the scenes […]

Why the Job Promotion is a mystery Landing a job promotion isn’t easy. This isn’t surprising because most of us don’t know or understand what we need to demonstrate to our managers.  When was the last time your manager coached you on exactly what it takes to land your next job promotion? Today we clear up the mystery. Unless […]

Career advice and wisdom

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Manage your Manager

Career Advice The last few weeks has seen a steady stream of folks outside the HRNasty office. The end results share a similar resource and I thought that sharing this resource might benefit others. Here is what happens. The confessor comes by and shares their dilemma. They then ask, “HRNasty, What should I do?”, to which […]

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