Are You Committed to Excellence?

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Although many have thrown around the term, “committed to excellence”, do we really understand what it means? Aristotle had a novel definition of excellence, “these virtues are formed in a man by his doing the actions.” Will Durant’s interpretation of Aristotle’s sentiments eloquently summarized the meaning of excellence: Excellence is…

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Career Development Opportunities at Your Company

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Learn About Opportunities at Your Company Check out your human resources department to find out what’s available in terms of career development. Does your company offer tuition reimbursement? If so, learn about what’s required. Are there specific schools you have to attend? Do you need to commit to staying with…

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Review and Document Your Career Accomplishments

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Create a file that documents your career accomplishments. Recording your successes is beneficial for several 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…

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Plan Your Promotion

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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 they require for the position, taking inventory of the qualifications you lack and closing any gaps. This may mean…

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View Delays and Denials as Opportunities

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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…

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Seek the Help of Mentors and Sponsors

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Mentors and sponsors are essential because they help guide you through the maze of tricks of the trade and prepare you for success in your career or business. Sponsors are necessary because they advocate on your behalf behind closed doors and help you advance in your career. A good mentor…

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