Give a Man a Fish

As I read Trevor Noah's Born a Crime, I was struck by his comment regarding the "give a man a fish" saying. Yes, when we teach a man to fish, it gives that person food for a lifetime, and yet, sometimes, it's important, and perhaps even necessary, to also give that person a fishing pole/rod. In...

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Promoted to Supervise Your Former Peers?

So, you’ve been promoted to manager/supervisor. Congratulations! You’re excited and apprehensive at the same time. What can you do now to ensure your success? As an individual contributor, you had to manage your own job-related tasks, and likely also interface with other members of your team or...

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Ask Alice: I Just Got Promoted!

Dear Alice: I’ve just accepted a director level position in a new organization. What can I do to ensure my acceptance and success in this new role at a new place? Alice Says: Congratulations! You have a great opportunity here to establish yourself as a valuable member of the organization!...

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Aiming for a Promotion?

Increasing numbers of young people are expecting to get promoted after only a short period of time. What does it take, regardless of age, to earn a promotion and how can a supervisor support and develop an employee who is not yet ready for a step up the ladder? In order to qualify for a promotion,...

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Promoting from Within: Is Your Candidate Ready?

Do you supervise a person asking for a promotion or a raise, or someone who is asking you about an open position? What do you do if you don’t think they are ready to take on the responsibilities of the position they are seeking? Here are some ideas: Go through their current job description with...

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