Spanish executive Juan Carlos de la Osa shares an anecdote about signing a contract with a Swedish company. The contract was three pages long. He then signed a similar contract with an American company — same terms, same issues — but the contract was 24 pages long!
If you find yourself holding back, what makes you reluctant to speak up? Let’s take a look at three thoughts that might prevent you from sharing your views, and what you can do about each of them so that others can benefit from the value you bring.
People often overlook a crucial part of the job search process: how to make it easy for those who have graciously agreed to help. These four simple strategies can make a big difference in your level of success.
The world is obsessed with stories of success. After all, we all want to be successful, and so, focusing on those who have already "been there and done that" would seem appropriate. However, an obsession with success can have negative side effects on what arguably matters even more in life: being happy.
Think about the countless opportunities you have to showcase what you’re doing to add value and make a difference. I like to call this providing “strategic snapshots” of your performance.