The modern business world is a social system, and success requires more than technical skills. Your ability to ADAPT will help you stay relevant, valuable, and ultimately irreplaceable.
Change is constant. Progress is impossible without change.
Tips on dealing with change:
Remember: Changing is difficult but not changing is fatal.
It’s not who you know, rather it is who knows you and, what you can do for them!
It’s been proven that teams made of people with diverse backgrounds, educations, skillsets, and experiences perform better than teams that are not as diverse.
5 Ways to Advance Diversity:
In a social system, relationships matter and they require management, especially the one with your boss.
Managing Up – Consciously working with the higher-ups to obtain the best possible results for you, your boss, and the organization. It is NOT sucking up.
Managing Up Essentials:
Tips for Seeking Feedback:
Five tips that always work when talking to your boss
When in doubt: have the conversation.
Everything is your responsibility: your impact, actions, learning, and career management.
About the Presenter
Mary Abbajay, author of the award-winning, best-selling Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth.
Mary is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio, and print publications where she provides practical leadership and career advice. In addition to her role as a Forbes.com contributor, her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, Monster, and the BBC.
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