Colette Carlson

Highlighting your achievements to those who can advance your career can be painfully awkward. But research shows that to get ahead, we have to make those with influence aware of our achievements. You want to be a human highlighter.

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Dis­­cour­­agers seem to need to point out others’ flaws, conveniently unaware of their own shortcomings. While you may have to put up with a discourager, you don’t have to follow suit; you have opportunities in your workday to be an encourager.

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Are you aware of how much you influence others daily? Here are three techniques to increase your ability to persuade and gain results.

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We’re about to be inundated with “year-in-review” stories from nearly every media outlet. Follow their lead and conduct your own review for the previous 12 months.

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Are you trapped in the illusion that in order to achieve success you must take yourself seriously? Tactfully speaking, that’s just not the case.

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If you’ve read any of David Bach’s books, (Start Late Finish Rich, Debt Free for Life, The Automatic Millionaire), one of his core concepts is The Latte Factor®. Use the L-A-T-T-E Method to con­­sistently redirect your energy toward your best future.

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Research shows prevention is still the No. 1 way to reduce stress, beating out even exercise and meditation. Stop the stress from happening in the first place. Here are three ways:

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Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jack­­son, or Elvis … we can learn a lot from these pop culture icons. I’m not suggesting you wear a dress made of meat, highlight body parts with tassels or moon dance between cubicles. Yet, here are four lessons pop culture icons can teach us:

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Office politics doesn’t have to be manipulative or sleazy. In fact, it’s one of the most direct, smart and savvy ways to make your mark with those that count. Here are three rules to win the game of office politics.

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I recently read an article in Inc. magazine about the “5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses.”  As someone niched in training administrative professionals, I feel strongly about adapting these skills to grow everyone’s career.

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