Advancing Your Career Articles

  • It's what Sheryl Sandberg does each night to build resilience within herself.

    Doing This One Thing Each Night Will Make You More Resilient

    March 12, 2018

    Sheryl Sandberg found a nighttime routine that built up her resilience. After the unexpected death of her husband, she began writing down three things she did well that day before she went to bed. It didn’t have to be a big thing: ran a successful meeting. Listened, when her instinct was to talk. Said something kind to another. Sounds simple. But the results...

  • Jenny Blake outlines the four steps for making a smart next move in your career.

    The Biggest Mistake You Can Make Planning Your Next Career Move

    February 28, 2018

    Think back to the last time you decided it was time to change roles (some of you might be going through that right now). If you are like me, oftentimes that desire for change isn’t about running toward the positive. Instead, many times it was about running away from a negative, external factor – I’m working too many hours, I’m not making enough money, my boss is...

  • The upfront close is a great technique when asking for a promotion or a raise.

    Want Something at Work, Like a Promotion or a Raise? Try the Upfront Close

    February 19, 2018

    Is there something at work you are hoping for? Perhaps a raise? A promotion? More time off? There’s a simple technique you can use that'll help you accomplish any of those goals: the upfront close. Brian Ahearn, in his LinkedIn Learning course Persuasive Selling, detailed the technique. It’s simply asking the decision-maker – who, many times, is your boss – what...

  • Exactly what you should do if you fail at work, whether it be a screw up or an outright failure.

    What You Should Do When You Fail at Work

    January 29, 2018

    Failing at work sounds like the absolute worst thing you can do in your career. Well, it isn’t. First off, if you never fail at all,...

  • Managing your manager really comes down to communication. And, of course, performing well.

    Managing Your Manager Isn't Hard. Just Do These 5 Things...

    January 22, 2018

    Almost everyone has a manager. And, whether you love your manager or can’t stand them, research shows they have a lot of control over...

  • These are proven strategies for actually accomplishing your New Year's resolutions.

    3 Proven Strategies for Actually Accomplishing Your New...

    January 3, 2018

    Have you ever actually accomplished one of your New Year’s resolutions? I haven't. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever made it past...