How to manage your promotion. Is the Game Worth the Prize?

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Being an outstanding manager and concurrently working up to the next rung on the ladder is a constant in almost every manager’s career—unless he loses interest in gaining a promotion. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to pay the price of moving to the next level. Preparing for your promotion That is healthy if…

Avoid Becoming Indispensable

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It is important not to allow yourself to become indispensable. Some managers trap themselves into this kind of situation. In their effort to ensure the quality of work, they request that all difficult questions and decisions be referred to them. It doesn’t take long for employees to figure out that anything out of the ordinary…

Promote Yourself, Let People Know Who You Are!

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You can be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but if you’re the only one who knows it, you won’t go anywhere with your many talents. You need to promote yourself to the decision makers in your organization in the most effective way possible. If you’re obviously tooting your own horn, people are going to…

Improve Your Self Image: Education and Dress Code

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In preparing yourself for promotion or just trying to improve your self image, consider expanding your knowledge of the business you’re in. It’s not enough to become expert in just your area of responsibility. You must understand more about your company’s entire operation. You can acquire this additional knowledge in several ways. For instance, you…

Decision Making Process: Objectivity and Confidence

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Through the years we have all come across managers who tell us they’re looking at a problem objectively, and then proceed to explain their attitudes or solutions in a most subjective way. When a manager starts off by claiming to be completely objective, you must wonder why she says this. When you hear such a…

The Mindset of a Manager: Self Infatuation, Weaknesses and Prejudice

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You have to put forth your best image, but don’t be so successful at it that, like the movie star, you fall for your own publicity. Be willing to admit to yourself what your shortcomings are. You’d be surprised at how many managers can’t do that. They, of course, have shortcomings. They can’t be experts…

Strategies for Improving Self Image

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Anyone can work on improving his/her self image . Here are three methods that have proven successful when it comes to improving self image. The first method is called visualization. You try to visualize a specific outcome that is important to you. Visualization is a tool commonly used by successful athletes. Competitive skiers are not…