How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Manager in a Different Location
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by May Busch
7M ago
How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Manager in a Different Location How do you build a good relationship with your manager when she’s based in another location and can’t see all the great things you do? Even with weekly 1:1 meetings, it’s not the same as being in the same location. On top of that, what if you’re relatively new on the team and your manager has a favorite person onsite who has significant influence, including complaining about you? This is the exact situation one of my subscribers asked for my advice on. So, if you’re facing a similar challenge, know that you’re not alo ..read more
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How to Hold Your Team Accountable for Their Performance
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by May Busch
8M ago
How to Hold Your Team Accountable for Their Performance As a team leader, it’s your responsibility to make sure the work gets done. But it can be tough to find the right balance of supporting your team members while also holding them accountable for their performance. Plus, you need to figure out how to have performance conversations without offending your team, feeling like you’re micromanaging them or addressing an issue too late to save the situation. So how can you keep your team members on track more easily and with less stress? Hold your team accountable by using “good contracting up f ..read more
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How to Manage Underperforming Team Members
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by May Busch
9M ago
How to Manage Underperforming Team Members As a team leader, one of the most frustrating challenges is managing an underperforming team member. Just as a chain is only as strong as the weakest link, having an underperformer hurts the whole team’s performance and morale. Not only do they take up a valuable headcount, other team members have to pick up the slack and your attention is diverted to fixing the issue instead of focusing on strategic opportunities. So, what should you do as the team leader? You may feel tempted to start with identifying solutions, but that won’t necessarily give you ..read more
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How to Show You’re an Impact Player and Be More Valued By Your Organization
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by May Busch
10M ago
How to Show You’re an Impact Player and Be More Valued By Your Organization Even the best of jobs has its share of uninspiring projects and repetitive tasks. But if most of your time is taken up by tactical and unrewarding work, it’s hard to demonstrate your value to senior management or even be visible to them in the first place. And that’s a problem if you want to advance in your career. Instead of letting your to-do list get in the way of your career advancement, it’s time to take charge and show you’re an impact player—someone who is proactive in finding ways to make a difference for the ..read more
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How to Uncover Opportunities to Be More Visible and Valued at Work
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by May Busch
10M ago
How to Uncover Opportunities to Be More Visible and Valued at Work Do you want to be more visible and valued at work? After all, these are both important ingredients for career advancement and satisfaction. But for most of us, the workday is dominated by a combination of urgent deadlines, mundane tasks and firefighting, all of which have to get done but most of which won’t make us more visible and valued. What makes you visible and valued are the really important projects That means being part of projects senior decision-makers care about. Ones where you get to use your best strengths to mak ..read more
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How to Handle Pressure at Work as a Middle Manager
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by May Busch
10M ago
How to Handle Pressure at Work as a Middle Manager As a manager, you’re under pressure. Pressure to produce results, meet deadlines, and do more with less, just to name a few. But the pressure on performing and being productive is most acute when you’re in the middle of the organization. This is because pressure comes at you from all sides. While there’s no magic wand to make it all go away, understanding where your pressure is coming from is key to dealing with it in the most effective way. To help you handle the stresses of your role while also taking care of yourself, here are the three m ..read more
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How to Stop Struggling at Work and Get Back on Track For Success
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by May Busch
10M ago
How to Stop Struggling at Work and Get Back on Track For Success Are you struggling at work? Maybe you’re overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time. Or maybe you’re upset that others have been promoted ahead of you when you’re at least as qualified. Perhaps it’s the daily struggle of dealing with a micromanaging boss or inconsiderate colleagues. If so, you are not alone. Whatever the source of your struggle, it’s exhausting and draining when it feels like things aren’t going your way. It’s okay to wallow in the negatives for a while, even if you know that won’t help you move forward ..read more
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How to Self-Manage Before You Make a Mistake at Work
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by May Busch
11M ago
How to Self-Manage Before You Make a Mistake at Work Have you ever lost your temper or gotten defensive at work and then regretted it later? We’ve all had moments when emotions took over our better judgment and we couldn’t self-manage in the moment. It’s called being human and it happens to the best of us. But the cost to your career can be significant. Like the time I got angry and criticized my skip level boss in front of colleagues and our relationship was never quite the same. By the time I figured out what led me to behave so uncharacteristically and how offended he was, it was too late ..read more
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Limiting Beliefs: The One Thing Holding Your Career Back
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by May Busch
11M ago
Limiting Beliefs: The One Thing Holding Your Career Back Have you ever felt something was holding you back in your career, but you couldn’t determine the cause? In most cases, limiting beliefs are the reason you’re stuck.  The assumptions, perceptions and ideas you hold that stop you from taking action and keep you playing small. Like thinking, “Someone like me could never be a CEO” so you don’t even try. Or “I can’t talk to my boss about getting a promotion until I finish this big project” so you put it off for another 6 months, by which time decisions have already been made. Your limit ..read more
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How to Speak Up and Be Heard When You’re on Video in Hybrid Meetings
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by Mickey
11M ago
How to Speak Up and Be Heard When You’re on Video in Hybrid Meetings Have you ever left a hybrid meeting disappointed that you didn’t speak up more? When you’re joining on video and most people are in the room, it can be an intimidating “free-for-all” with everyone talking over each other. If you’re the least bit shy or lacking confidence, it’s easy to go through these meetings without saying a word. When you don’t speak up and add value, not only is it bad for your profile, it’s also depriving the group of your thoughts. But don’t beat yourself up about it because this is something even seni ..read more
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