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What Cartoonists Can Teach Us About Getting Buy-In

Have you ever had an idea you loved, and your boss immediately started poking holes in it? Or have you created a presentation and your colleagues responded with a list of things you should add? As humans, we’re instinctively wired to want to point out flaws. Further, ambitious people.

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Is Your Boss Holding You Back?

If you want to get promoted, grow your career, or even make a bigger impact in your current role, your boss will play a crucial part in either propelling that future or holding it back. Even well-intended managers can fail to recognize the potential of their employees; in the.

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How to Say ‘No’ to Taking on More Work

“It’s a good learning opportunity!” “This could be great exposure!” “We’d really love your help!” All forms of here’s another thing for you to take on. You don’t want to be viewed as a “quiet quitter” but you also recognize, bandwidth challenges are real. Especially in large organizations, opportunities.

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4 Tips for Working with a Micro-Manager

Whether your manager is instituting an Elon-Musk style return to office mandate, or just constantly stalking your availability status on Microsoft Teams, when you feel like you aren’t in control of your day (or career) it’s maddening, especially for high performers. If you’ve diligently proven your value to your.

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How to Start Strong with a New Boss

The talent landscape is in a major flux; niche industries are growing rapidly, people are changing jobs, and many companies are going through re-orgs. Getting a new boss, even if you’re not in a new role, can be a nerve-racking experience. You want to make a good impression and.

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