More than one boss? Serving Multiple Masters

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Managing unreasonable expectations “How should I deal with having more than just one boss, when all of them have unreasonable expectations? I serve multiple masters and they all act like their work is the only thing that I should be working on.” This question comes up a lot in my Forward Program for professional development, so I thought I would answer it here on the blog. Most of us at some point are working for more than one over-demanding stakeholder, so it’s important to have a strategy for when this happens. When I have multiple bosses or stakeholders, here is how I manage it: 1. Share Context 2. Share the Problem 3. Share Expectations 1. Share the Continue Reading

Executive Presence and Confidence

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This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Executive Presence and Confidence. TODAY ONLY USE CODE: EXECUTIVE AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE $30 ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP Join now and get this webinar and all the webinars for free! Facebook Get the webinar If you missed it you can download the recording. Members of Azzarello [...]

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The most annoying interview question: What is your greatest weakness?

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I’ll start out by saying that I hate this question. Everyone hates this question. As various techniques, styles and technologies for hiring come and go out of fashion, this question persists like a cockroach. So I thought I would take the time to document my advice on dealing most effectively with this question. Why do [...]

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I exercised every day for 1 year…

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365 Days in a Row This weekend, I celebrated my 1 year anniversary for exercising every day. June 12. 365 days in a row. Awhile back, (about 265 days ago), I published a post: What I learned from exercising 100 days in a row. It got a lot of interest, so I thought I would [...]

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How to lead a team when you don’t understand their work

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As a manger, particularly as a CEO or general manger, sometimes you are going to be in the position of leading a group whose function you have no experience in, and frankly, don’t have a clue about! Before I get to the specifics here, I want to say: This is OK. The road to become [...]

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