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How to climb the corporate ladder without selling your soul

Working from home, managing your manager remotely, and Covid-19

working from home

Working from home

Working from home

Covid-19 has many employees working from home. Because this is a new practice for many, I wanted to share some best practices to ensure success as you work from home.

Working from home isn’t anything new. Folks have been working from home successfully since the dawn of time.

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Scripts for providing feedback to your manager

script for providing feedback

Providing feedback should be approached as a favor given, not an accusation

Scripts for providing feedback

This is the third in a series on the topic of giving feedback to your manager. For most of us, this can be an intimidating conversation because no one wants to upset the person who has influence over their career.

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Take the initiative and have a tough conversation with your manager

Tough conversation

Your team members fly is open. Does that have to be a tough conversation?

The tough conversation doesn’t have to be tough

Last week we discussed why your manager might be difficult to work with. This week’s topic was supposed to discuss scripts to use, but I realized I missed a step prior to the conversation.

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What did I do to my incompetent manager to deserve this?

I have an incompetent manager

Your manager sucks. We have all worked for them. Maybe someone in positional power is an ass and could benefit from feedback for improvement. You may feel your incompetent manager shouldn’t have their role.  We have all thought it at one point in our career and this is OK.

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Why your budget request will cause you to fail

Budget request

You know she is asking for what she really wants!

Budget request

Ever put together a budget request for a special project? When you are working on a project that requires employee hours or financial resources, is your budget request on point? One of the most common career mistakes a person can make is not asking for enough.

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