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2024 Take Care of Your Reference Relationships | 5 Min Move

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You likely (and hopefully) have reference relationships, people in your back pocket that you believe to be in your corner and ready to act as a professional reference for you, or help you out when you call. When is the last time you checked-in on those reference relationships? To see how they are doing? Congratulate them on their progress? Share something of value? Offer to help? Take them out for lunch?

Have you let things lapse so much that their strong reference and unwavering support may be l…

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Create Increased Job Security & Opportunity in your Current Company

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Let’s talk job security. I hope you are fortunate to have a boss who is your biggest champion.

When the only person in your organization who knows the good work you do is your immediate manager, you have a problem.

Your boss has their own career pressures. Your boss may view their success as being dependent on you staying where you are. And many managers are not attuned to the development needs of their team.

Not to mention the risk of relying on one champion who at some point may leave the team or…

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11 Essential Career Boosting Tips

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11 Essential Career Tips for a Successful Year Ahead.

As we step into a new year, it's the perfect time to give your career a well-deserved boost. Whether you're aiming for professional growth, better networking, or simply looking to enhance your work-life balance, these 11 essential tips are here to guide you. From decluttering your inbox to becoming a thought leader in your field, each piece of advice is designed to empower you in making informed decisions for your career. So, let's dive into t…

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Not Engaged at Work? Use these Questions to Move Forward

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Feeling stuck or unengaged in your work and job? If you could have more of something in your professional life, what is it? What are the missing ingredients to you feeling more fully engaged with your work? It wasn’t too long ago when frustration consumed me. In that job, I was missing key ingredients important to me. How I felt impacted my well-being. I worked on bringing some of these into my job, but finally determined that I needed to create my own environment. So, I made a change. Here's ho…

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What's Your Professional Theme this year?

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I have a simple strategy for how to dramatically level-up your career growth, well-being, and success as a manager, executive or other professional.

Here it is: Take stock of your career situation and the road ahead by first identifying the current career energies driving you now, and second, defining your professional theme(s) or career theme for the coming year.

In order to make progress, take more ownership, and be more intentional about your professional journey, taking stock of your situatio…

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The Three Components to Building Professional Reputation

3 Components of Professional Reputation

Your professional reputation is in your sphere of control. In this deep-dive article, I will help you understand the three core components of your reputation and provide tips on how you can build, shape, improve and nurture your professional reputation.

What is Professional Reputation

Professional reputation means being held in high esteem. Being well regarded, and respected by the people in a position to know and have an opinion about you. Your professional reputation is all about the equity you’…

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