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"Promotion" Blog Posts

July 9, 2020

Can You Be a Good Leader and a Good Parent?

Parenting is the only legal 24/7 job! It comes with little or no training, the job specs keep changing, and the drain on you physically and emotionally is relentless

March 8, 2019

How Women Rise at Work and What's Holding You Back

Before you click away – because you're not a woman, or because you are and you don't like to be stereotyped – give me a chance to convince you that it's worth your while reading on. Actually, I'll let Sally Helgesen do it, because these ideas come from her book, "How Women Rise: Break the […]

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December 13, 2018

How to Win at Work, and Keep Your Friends, Too!

"Did you hear Rick got another promotion?" "Seriously? I mean, I'm happy for the guy, but how come he got one and I didn't? We basically do the same job!" It's that time again. No, I don't mean Christmas. It's performance review time! ’Tis the season of promotions, salary increases, and juicy end-of-year bonuses. But […]

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October 2, 2018

Promotion in Progress – #MTtalk Roundup

"People don't get promoted for doing their jobs really well, they get promoted by demonstrating their potential to do more." – Tara Jaye Frank, U.S. leadership consultant and author Tears and Joy My experiences working in human resources often involved being part of promotion selection panels. During that time, I sat through many interviews, and […]

August 2, 2018

Your Top Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Promotion

You've been working hard for months, putting in the extra hours, and taking on additional tasks. You can see several opportunities for promotion, and you really feel that you deserve that step up. But nothing seems to be happening. Your career feels like it's hit a bit of a plateau. Sadly, working hard and having […]

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April 5, 2018

Train or Hire? Should You Develop the People You Have, or Get the Skills In?

If you’re a people manager, then at some point you’ll likely need to fill a vacant position. And chances are, you’ll face a choice between two options: appoint someone from within, or go for an external candidate. Positive Promotion Promotion from within is almost always a positive, win-win scenario. For one thing, it’s motivating: team […]

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September 11, 2017

Can You Get a Promotion Ethically?

So, you think it's time to move up in your organization. Opportunities for promotion seem to be opening up, and you feel that the time is right to spread your wings. So what can you do? Schmooze the "big wigs" frantically? Sharpen your claws for a fight with the competition? The temptation may to do […]

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September 7, 2017

Why Women Work Below Their Level of Competence

Tom Schuller’s book "The Paula Principle" picks apart why some women don't rise through the ranks as quickly or easily as their male peers. As we will see, there can be many reasons for this, including the obvious one, discrimination. On that topic, Schuller ran into some discrimination of his own when he was looking for […]

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