How to Score a Promotion

How to Score a Promotion

Managers, especially during performance review time, segment their staff into three categories: A Players: Rock star performers that they can’t live without. B Players: Steady Eddie types that are essential to the business, but who aren’t lighting the world on fire. C...

Diversity Gone Wrong

The single biggest challenge employers face with diversity in the workplace is that they are looking for the wrong thing. Somewhere along the way the concept of corporate diversity, or “inclusion” as it is now known, got cheapened. It got boiled down to a marketing...
The Raise-less Promotion

The Raise-less Promotion

A colleague recently asked if he should accept a promotion. Knowing he was an ambitious fellow with energy to spare, I thought it was a trick question. But then came the catch.  Although the role offered a better title and potentially more visibility, it did not come...
How to Say No to Promotion

How to Say No to Promotion

It might seem unthinkable to those who endlessly launch themselves up the corporate ladder, but for many people there are times when accepting a promotion is simply a bad decision.  Let’s face it, most advancement comes at a cost: longer hours, additional...

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