A View From The Top: Advice From The Super Successful - In Photos: Top 10 Career Lessons From Powerful Women - Forbes
Great advice in this "photo" article. I would love to hear any advice Pink Petro members may have in addition to these!
I have to say I agree with be courageous, delegate and be persistent the most.
Listening is a big one as well, but along with it you need to be a good communicator. If the people you work with don't understand what you are asking for it is a big problem - brings down efficiency and in some cases morale.
I've also always had a few mentors - either career or technical.
I love the point about adopting a mentor. Like anything else which requires you to influence the key is to build a relationship. Thanks for sharing Kimberly Wilson
Have just re-visited this and note that for virtually all the women I coach delegation is an area to enhance. Just needs a step back and someone to hold up the mirror. Often you only need small changes - a bit like using a kaleidoscope - to get dramatic results.
Eileen Mahlow and Yekemi Otaru I think you will like this post if you haven't already seen it.
Apologies for the mixed metaphors!
Thank you, Clare McNamara. You are right, it is a good article and I appreciate you pointing me to it.
I got the "wake up early", I'm up at 4:00 AM every morning so I can get my exercise in.
I like the suggestion to adopt mentors and leverage them. I always felt awkward asking someone to mentor me. These suggestions seem more doable.
I completely agree with hiring people who are smarter than you, giveing them the tools to do their jobs and then listening carefully. I think I do this.
I think getting comfortable with the word 'No' is good advice and something I need to practice. That and being persistent, especially after I get the word 'No'.
All really good advice. Recommended reading.
Thanks for signposting me here, Clare McNamara. Just getting air after an incredibly busy few weeks. This article is timely. I'm learning that I'm a control freak so the glass/rubber ball analogy helps. Probably 5 out of the 10 career lessons apply more to women than men e.g. negotiation, delegation, mentors and being comfortable with saying no. Women struggle more with these than men I think.
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