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Document Your Success | Phenomenal Image

Review and Document Your Career Accomplishments

Create a file that documents your career accomplishments. Recording your successes is beneficial for a number of situations, including: Negotiating your salary Asking for a promotion or raise Answering questions when interviewing Performance Reviews Updating your resume Boosting Your confidence What Accomplishments should I Document? You should record all accomplishments. Why? Because your accomplishment record …

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View Yourself As A Business

As a career strategy,  view your yourself as a business and your employer as your customer.  Your product is your job.  Ask yourself What value are you adding to your customer?  Are you performing the minimum requirements of your job or are you doing more? As in business, when you do more than expected, you become more valuable …

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Plan Your Promotion

Where do you see yourself in your career in the next 24 – 36 months? This is a perfect time for you to prepare for your next promotion by finding out what is required for the position, taking inventory of the qualifications you lack and closing any gaps.  This may mean obtaining certifications, taking professional …

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Don’t Become a Victim of Groupthink

As more companies use collaboration to manage teams, leaders should become aware of groupthink.  Groupthink is the mindless compliance of group members to avoid the potential of negative views within the group.   Groupthink presents challenges to mental efficiency, reality testing and ethics (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2009). Groupthink is dysfunctional because members of the team try to be unanimous in thought.  The …

Freedom Prnciples | Phenomenal Image

Share Your Vision

Freedom Principle #2: You’ll Never Succeed Alone: Share Your Vision The major role of senior leaders is to create a strategic vision that conveys the future of the organization. Top leaders are also tasked with directing efforts to achieve the company’s mission. One of the challenges you face as leader is implementing the necessary changes to …

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Wake Up America!

This week’s reflection article was scheduled to discuss refusing to allow what others say about us to change your opinion of yourself.  I will post that next week. I felt compelled to share these thoughts instead… My heart aches for America. This week has been very hard. I deeply grieve for those who lost their lives …

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Freedom Principle #1: Know Your Worth – Show up to Work As Yourself Every Day In a society where it appears at times that opinions are rampant and truth is an afterthought, it’s imperative to understand who you are. Stereotypes, biases and other prejudgments can leave you feeling as if you are unqualified and afraid to take …

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Why You Must Break Your Rules

Rules are in just about every facet of life. There are family rules, school rules, societal rules, organizational rules, religious rules, just to name a few. Rules are used to create order and exercise authority and as a guide for conduct and procedures. One may argue that rules are necessary for a thriving society. And …

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View Delays and Denials as Opportunities

I am a firm believer that setbacks are opportunities in disguise. During her talk to Stanford Graduate School of Business students, Oprah spoke about how she was demoted from news anchor to work on the station’s talk show. It was when she was interviewing the ice cream guy that she knew she “found a home …

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Why It Doesn’t Have to Take Another Half a Century for Gender Equality in Leadership

6 Companies Are Already Doing It Research from various sources including the government, organizations, and scholars have acknowledged that gender discrimination is a systemic issue at the governmental, societal and organizational levels. Discussions have ensued in the form of reports, research, forums, papers, symposiums, documentaries, television shows, movies, plays and music about the causes and possible …

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