Preparing for difficult conversations helps you ask for what you want, even when it’s really hard.
Kathryn Crawford Saxer
coaches mid- to senior-level professionals on career management and development. Connect with her online at kathrynsaxer.com
Sometimes the simple career questions are the hardest to answer. Here’s how to reply to one of the worst.
If you don’t make that call or send that email, you know exactly what will happen: nothing.
True leadership might not look like what we see in the movies. It might be the small actions you take every day.
It can be hard to ask for what you want, particularly if you’ve been told not to all your life.
Asking for what you want could mean tens of thousands of dollars. But you need to ask for it.
It can be hard to think about your next job when you’re thriving in your current role. Start planning anyway.
Mistakes and rejections can be devastating. When you’re ready, actively manage how you think about them.
When you make a mistake — like getting your sweater sweaty before a TV appearance — focus on what you’re learning.
Examining every angle — and giving the decision time to percolate — can help at a career crossroads.