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June 25, 2019

The “Just Keep Doing What You’re Doing” Boss

A vanilla boss is the worst! Here’s how I’m coaching Jake to deal with his not-so-amazing manager. Jake* wants an awesome manager. He wants a manager who communicates effectively, sets realistic expectations, gives constructive feedback, is genuine in approach, and a career partner. The problem:  Jake has an average manager.  A vanilla boss.  A “he’s […]

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June 18, 2019

Performance Review Series – Step #4: The Follow-Up + Next Steps

The Performance Review process is officially over, but you’re not done yet.  There’s a ton of work to make sure you stay engaged over the following 12 months…. You ground yourself. You knew your story. You had a successful Performance Review discussion with your manager. The sun is shining. Vacations are planned. Katy Perry and […]

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June 11, 2019

Performance Review Series – Step #3: Having the Discussion

You’ve taken some deep breaths and grounded yourself. You have your “Story” in order.  Now it’s time to actually have the performance conversation with your boss… Let’s start with a quick game of “Would You Rather”! Would You Rather: A.  Go through a root canal or… B.  Have a Performance Review discussion with your Manager […]

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June 6, 2019

Performance Review Series – Step #2: Telling Your Story

You’ve grounded yourself and now you’re ready for the second phase of the Performance Review process – Telling Your Story in a compelling, confident and concise way. The out-of-office messages have begun. “The Bachelorette” is in full-swing. Katy Perry’s new song “Never Really Over” is on repeat (and repeat and repeat and repeat). This can only […]

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