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Asking the boss to change Julie wanted to give her boss, Zuwena, some feedback. Knowing Julie’s devotion to Zuwena, I was curious to hear the situation. Julie said, “She has this habit of thinking out loud in meetings. She’ll say something like, ‘We ought to…

Networking + Elevator Pitches Pavni had plans for her future. In a year or so, she wanted to leave her leadership role in a global corporation to become a chief officer at a mid-sized company. She worried that a major roadblock would be her distaste…

“Plant, Don’t Hunt” Pavni was thinking ahead. She was in year two of a three-year project. When the project ended, she wanted to leave her giant multi-national corporation and leverage her momentum to get hired as a chief officer with a mid-sized company. She’d mentioned…

A Dream Come True Ashish was both thrilled and terrified. He held a senior position at a global law firm because he had expertise in an arcane field of economic analysis.

Not thinking much of himself Noah was pissed at a co-worker named George. At least that’s where he started his story. “I’ve told you about him, Tom,” he said. “All flash. No substance. Well, he and I were in a client meeting, and it was…

Team out of control Bryan had been a vice president of consumer product graphics for six years. A gifted artist himself, he led a team of other gifted artists who supplied images that would adorn millions of products around the globe.

Battling uphill Sean was battling his boss. And he was losing the war. The first person to talk to me about Sean was Ronit, the HR executive. “In a world that was fair, Sean would win. But he can’t win against Jack. No one can.”

“People Get Hurt in Politics” Hui Min was tired of losing. As an art director in animation, she was constantly competing for scarce resources. She saw other people get what they needed when she didn’t.

“I’m Not Good at Politics” Hui Min was an art director in animation. Our initial coaching conversations happened when she was “between jobs.” But in short order, she was hired by a small animation studio to build an art department, establish systems, and create a…

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