Articles by Jo Miller
The secret to a good meeting: The meeting before the meeting
When it comes to giving persuasive presentations to senior executives, never underestimate what you can accomplish in the meeting before the meeting.
It’s OK to ask for help: We’re all in this together
Check in on your friends and colleagues. Ask if they are OK or need help. Be willing to listen, and if necessary, act. We’re all in this together.
4 characteristics of leaders who get hired and promoted
Want to be valued by the leaders in your own organization? John Hall would encourage you to work well with your team, be data-centric, results-oriented, and operate with integrity.
25 questions to ask a mentor
Here’s how it works: Before every meeting with your mentor, prepare one question from each of these categories: stories, situations, self-awareness, and skill building.
3 people who add instant influence to your network
If you work in a medium- to large-sized organization, there are hundreds, possibly thousands of people to join forces with. Not sure where to start? To maximize your time while expanding your network, start with these three types of people.
Here are 5 ways to be a leader instead of a manager
“When I think about the qualities I admire most in leaders, three words come to mind. They are responsibility, accountability, and decisiveness.”
Here’s why you can’t afford to ignore office politics
Office politics. Cliques. Hierarchies. Alignments. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t do business without ‘em.
6 critical missteps that hurt your career advancement
Let’s face it: it isn’t easy to break out and establish yourself as an up-and-coming leader inside a large corporation. In fact, some days you can feel like the best kept secret in the organization. If you are wondering how to become a leader or how to get promoted, be sure to avoid the following.
4 ways to execute a stretch assignment like a rockstar
The stakes are high here.
4 hidden ways to take risks — and propel your career forward
Sometimes opportunities to take risks are hiding in plain sight, so it helps to become adept at spotting them.
How to shut down a colleague that takes credit for your work
There’s really only one sure-fire method of preventing people from taking credit for your work, and it is to preemptively, publicly, claim credit for everything you do.