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Managers have more reports and less time. Take control of your manager and manage THEM!

How to pitch new ideas in the corporate world and your personal life

pitch new ideas

Are you getting all of your new ideas launched and executed?

How do you present new ideas at work?

Have you ever pitched an idea to our boss and run into a brick wall? Was your idea shot full of holes or dismissed? Today I provide insight into why some new ideas get off the ground and others die on the vine.

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Two week notice. Why you don’t have to quit the job you hate.

two week notice

Turning in your two-week notice without a conversation is a short-sighted move

Why quitting your job should be the last resort

If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice for any of the following reasons, I encourage you to have an honest conversation with yourself. Below are the more common reasons and employees will turn in their two week’s notice and quit:

  • Lack of management recognition of work
  • Bored and unchallenged
  • Didn’t receive the opportunity that was expected
  • Relationship with manager/boss
  • Relationship with co-workers
  • Opportunity to use a skill that is considered a strength

Look in the mirror

If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice,

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Why most employees are expendable vs. promotable? A VP speaks out.

Are you promotable?

Are you Promotable or Expendable at your job?

Ninety percent of employees feel they are promotable. In reality, from a manager’s standpoint, 90 percent of employees fall into category number 2 and 3 listed below.

  1. Promotable: Employee is ready to be promoted or has the potential to be promoted.
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Job application follow up

Job application follow up?

Are you hearing from employers after you turn in your cover letter and resume? Or are you like many who never hear back from the hiring company and end up dismayed with the application system?

I only know what I hear about. My position is working within the recruiting system.

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Career management, HR says 99% of employees are not pro-active with their careers

career management

Is your career moving as much as you are working? Hard work isn’t enough

Career Management

Are you practicing career management? Most of us think we are managing our career, but let me ask you the following questions:

  • Have you talked to your manager about your 3-year plan?
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Setting expectations with your manager at work. Have you talked to your manager recently?

Setting expecations

I used to exceed expectations at work. I am working harder now. What happened?

Are you setting the right expectations with your manager?

If you have never said “no” to your manager, you are probably NOT setting expectations. This post is for you. If one of your direct reports has not pushed back on the amount of work you have given them,

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