4 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Influence their Boss When Communicating Up
11 Jul 2017

4 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Influence their Boss When Communicating Up

I have never believed that you need a title or position of authority to manage and influence your boss. You just need to be a thought leader who can be trusted. Great leaders don’t want “yes” people. They want confidential advisors and insightful partners who will help them to think differently and challenge, not reinforce, […]

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Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence
14 Mar 2017

Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence

All leaders want to improve their executive presence skills…and that is what their companies want, too. From my experience, speaking almost daily to senior decision makers, I know that boosting your executive presence can completely overhaul your career…and open doors for you all the way to the top. Executive presence, when it is genuine, makes […]

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Are You Increasing Your Credibility Meter?
29 Nov 2016

Are You Increasing Your Credibility Meter?

One of the things I hear all the time, from those who make high-level leadership position promotion selections, is that their candidates are capable, but not 100% credible. They lack the depth expected of them in those top roles. As one senior executive told me, “Sarah, I don’t just need them to be ready to […]

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12 May 2015

Invest Today for Richly Rewarding Future Returns

  One reason that I have found success in business is that I am careful about how I spend my money, and I think that you are, too. Who has extra money to throw around or spend frivolously? But as Warren Buffett said, “Nobody goes broke as long as they are making a profit.” Make […]

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30 Sep 2014

6 Ways to Expand Your Leadership & Experience Greater Career Velocity

  Companies hate to see valuable human resources not being utilized to the optimum degree. So any organization will give extra leadership responsibility to anyone who demonstrates that they are ready to handle it. #1 Expand Your Capability That’s why the trick to ensuring your predictable promotion is to develop your leadership skills beyond your […]

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How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion
13 Dec 2012

How to Nail a C-Suite Promotion

My Predictable Promotion advice was recently included in an article in the U.S. News & World Report “Money and Careers” section. The reporter who interviewed me was particularly interested in my insights regarding how to prepare for a leadership promotion. Despite high unemployment and a contracted business environment, organizations are eagerly hiring and promoting qualified […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Presence is Important for Greater Career Advancement
21 Jun 2010

The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Presence is Important for Greater Career Advancement

Imagine this scenario: An opening is becoming available next month for a higher-level position in your organization. You start daydreaming about how it would feel to be offered the job – which would definitely be a promotion for you and is comfortably within your area of expertise. But then that little voice in your head […]

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