Tag Archives: career advancement

Why You Should Not Climb The Corporate Ladder

Do you think climbing the corporate ladder is the best chance for career success? Think again. One of the favorite studies I wrote about in Friend of a Friendis Adam Kleinbaum’s research on what he calls organizational misfits. We might think that the people that stick in one silo, stay in one lane, and slowly climb the corporate ladder get ...

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What You Must Consider to Remain Relevant

For some time now I have believed 70% of my knowledge is obsolete. People look at me strangely when I say this. How can all those years of experience be wasted? If you were told that students graduating in 2016 will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession by 2025, how would you feel? Devastated ...

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What is Your Career Strategy?

What is Your Career Strategy?

I’ve taken up a new habit of asking successful people I know: What is your career strategy? I ask it casually, and in person, because I want to see their body language and get a sense of just how front-of-mind their answer might be. My discovery: when it comes to careers, most folks don’t have a true strategy. I’ve gotten ...

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