When addressing senior executives, every minute counts. Make your point succinctly—without tangents or long stories—and end decisively. Consider these structural frameworks when organizing your material:
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.
You give instructions, but people don’t follow your lead. The solution is to prepare so that you provide supportive, timely coaching. Follow these five steps to pave the way for effective coaching.
“What do I most need to be prepared for suddenly dealing with international cultures, people and ways of doing things? I’ve just landed a job with a big international marketing firm ... I get a little nervous when they tell me about all the different clients and projects involving so many different countries.”
One benefit of having a smartphone is always having information at your fingertips. To help you use it most effectively while traveling, try these apps.
If you plan on knocking out a task quickly and then discover there’s far more to it than you expected, it’s going to wreak havoc on your schedule and could easily torpedo a ton of your free time. Here are some steps to ensure you won’t be surprised by a to-do list iceberg.