HR exec explains why so many employees are not getting promoted, what is missing and how to get your manager on your side and supportive when it comes to promotions, transfers, and your career goal.
Archive for the ‘Manage your Manager’ Category
Everyone has career goals. Unfortunately, just having career goals isn’t enough. There are a few critical steps that your manager needs to hear and see before we can expect a promotion, raise or transfer to another department. How to manage your manager so they are an advocate for your career goals.
Reasonable Accommodation Last week the topic of reasonable accommodation came up via HR expert, colleague, and career advocate @bgwalton7 who DM’ed the following: @bgwalton is a thought leader and definitely someone you should follow if you are trending on leadership, career trajectory or HR and I immediately realized the topic of reasonable accommodations would make a great blog topic. When […]
Career path acceleration Career path and the manager 1 on 1’s was last weeks blog topic. These updates are important because without them, your manager doesn’t have an inventory of your current skills and accomplishments to sell on your behalf when new opportunities become available. If they don’t know what you are doing, they are not able […]
Passed over for job promotion HRNasty, I know I am a quiet person. I am also smart and I have ideas, but I don’t seem to be getting the opportunities like my loud peers who brag about what they do. Do I have to be a schmoozing douche to get ahead in the corporate world? My […]
Facilitative Leadership Facilitative Leadership is a career game changer and a class I believe every company should make available. If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend you take a Facilitative Leadership Class. Jump on it. Don’t look back, don’t look around, don’t ask questions. Just sign up. If there is one class you can help you […]
Mistakes at work and what to do about them Making a mistake at work is about as bad as it gets. We were hired for our expertise in a specific discipline. We were trained by our employer and co-workers to do a specific task. The company made an investment in us and mistakes at work […]
Gender Equality and Pay As an HR guy, I hear a lot about gender equality / inequality and pay. Fair warning: This post isn’t going to be politically correct. If you are not able to handle season 4 of the TV series Sons of Anarchy or Breaking Bad, better move along cuz’ it may get […]
When bosses are friendly with employees Can the manager employee relationship be friendly? I am asked some form of this question on a regular basis and I believe the answer SHOULD be yes. Sometimes the question comes from an individual contributor who is now reporting to someone who used to be a peer and is […]
Career ladder, how to make friends, influence people and gain opportunity Who are we kidding, everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder. You can do great work, but plenty of people do great work. We also need to be able to influence folks. We may not all want to be an exec, but we all […]