Category Archives: Influence skills

Less than Ideal Job? Go Beyond Your Job Description

In part 1 and 2 of our talk with Executive Author, Jane Lin, we discussed the Best Secret to Finding Your Dream Job. Negotiating Job Offer – What 70% of People Fail to Do In this final part, we migrated our conversation from job search to on the job success.   We don’t always have…

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Changing Careers – How to Interview Effectively

 Changing careers is not easy for some. However, once you master effective interviewing when changing careers, the path to success becomes a lot clearer. I had a chance to interview one of our Executive Authors, Helena Light, who is a master at changing careers. In eight years at one bank, she had four different careers:…

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The Leadership Lesson Don Learned Unexpectedly

I am honored to introduce another Executive Author, Don Victor, to our candid conversations series.  Don is senior executive and currently head of a division of 300 people.  Don is a senior executive, and is currently the head of a 300-person division. I am so pleased that he agreed to be an Executive Author for my website….

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Recovering from a Work Setback – Dos and Donts

I had an important meeting to lead yesterday. After six months of managing this project, I was hoping this meeting would be the final one needed to get there necessary agreement from all the key business stakeholders. Everything was looking good — we already went through 4 rounds of feedback, and addressed all the concerns…

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Being Right Is Not Enough

I have been struggling with an issue at work: We are doing a project that I know is the right thing to do for the company and the line of business involved.  With that said, I still need to figure out the best way to inform the partners in that line of business about the…

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