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5 foolproof ways to hire the right career coach

The Seattle Times recently ran a terrific article on finding a career coach. If you’re in the market for a career coach, consider these five tips: 1.  Clearly define the help you want. I offer my prospective clients a pre-coaching questionnaire. Many times, I’m told that just completing the questionnaire helps them get clearer about [read more]

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Future-proofing your career

Unfortunately, I see it all too often: a successful woman in her 40s or 50s hits a career plateau. She’s got to create some serious career mojo, but her trip up the ladder has been so smooth and nearly effortless that she never had to build any career-building skills. She’s left scrambling. In a recent [read more]

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Want a raise? Avoid these top 2 mistakes

A reporter recently interviewed me about how to get a raise. What, he asked, are the  biggest mistakes people make? There are two, I replied, and they’re two sides of the same coin: insufficient preparation and failure to follow up. To elaborate: 1.  You should always be preparing. It’s your job to supply your boss [read more]

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The difference between strength and aggression

Your voice is one of your most important leadership tools. It imparts information, suggests meaning, and creates relationship. I like this article, which makes savvy distinctions between the expression of strength and aggression. In a nutshell: 1. “Think about what’s driving you.” Your feelings will always leak through your voice. Self-awareness will help you to [read more]

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leadership coaching | WomenAdvance.com

Leadership: how to make the transition

In my years as a leadership coach, I’ve observed again and again that the most demanding “growth spurt” you’ll face over the course of your career comes at the transition from individual contributor to team leader, or manager. How do you shift your focus from personal productivity to the effectiveness of other people? A recent [read more]

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The only leader is a change leader

It’s March 1, and I turn to my Daily Drucker book for a hit of his always-insightful advice. Here’s what he has to say about the change leader: “One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it. In a period of upheavals, such as the one we are living in, change is the [read more]

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