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Career progression and advancing at work January 2012


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Half day open training event held in Toronto, Canada.

Half day open training event held in Toronto, Canada.

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  • 1. Career progression and advancing at work by Toronto Training and HR January 2012
  • 2. 3-4 Introduction to Toronto Training and HR 5-6 Talking yourself upContents 7-8 9-10 Ways to get noticed Making an impression 11-12 Personal branding 13-14 Say what you want 15-16 Shining in the spotlight 17-18 Building authenticity 19-21 Sponsors and protégés 22-23 Being a politician 24-25 Internal job applications 26-27 Give credit when it is due 28-29 Appreciating your boss 30-31 Competencies for strengthening resilience 32-33 Development conversations to have with yourself 34-37 Diversity and career progression 38-39 Fixing broken relationships 40-41 Beating gossip 42-45 When is it appropriate to say no? 46-47 Handling horrible bosses 48-49 Dealing with criticism 50-51 Winning the game 52-54 Skills for workforce 2020 55-56 Conclusion and questions
  • 3. Introduction Page 3
  • 4. Introduction to Toronto Training and HR• Toronto Training and HR is a specialist training and human resources consultancy headed by Timothy Holden• 10 years in banking• 10 years in training and human resources• Freelance practitioner since 2006• The core services provided by Toronto Training and HR are: - Training event design - Training event delivery - Reducing costs - Saving time - Improving employee engagement & morale - Services for job seekers Page 4
  • 5. Talking yourself up Page 5
  • 6. Talking yourself upBe proud of yourself……but don’t exaggerateStop moaningKnow your stuffUse your contacts wellNetwork well and oftenWork on your imageTurn failures into learning experiencesSchmooze the bosses……but don’t forget your team Page 6
  • 7. Ways to get noticed Page 7
  • 8. Ways to get noticedFind your nicheBe a mentorDress the partLearn to learnRaise your profileJoin a committee or a taskforceOffer a helping handMake your boss’s life easierBecome an expertWave your own flag Page 8
  • 9. Making an impression Page 9
  • 10. Making an impressionCome prepared following thorough researchIntroduce yourselfGreet with a firm handshakeEstablish common groundMaintain eye contactAsk questions……and listen to the answersKeep it briefRemember your business cardsSmile Page 10
  • 11. Personal branding Page 11
  • 12. Personal brandingBe authenticBe clearBe consistent Page 12
  • 13. Say what you want Page 13
  • 14. Say what you wantConquer stage frightBeat the backlashSpell it outKeep it concisePerfect your tone and believe in your messageEmpathizeBe fairDangle the carrotPick your battles Page 14
  • 15. Shining in the spotlight Page 15
  • 16. Shining in the spotlightDo your homeworkBuy timeDon’t make statements you can’t back upAsk questions backBe honestDon’t panic Page 16
  • 17. Building authenticity Page 17
  • 18. Building authenticityReality checkBe a good role modelCommunicate effectivelyThink positivelyEmbrace changeDo the right thingOne for all and all for one Page 18
  • 19. Sponsors and protégés Page 19
  • 20. Sponsors and protégés 1 of 2SPONSORSAdvocate for your next promotionCall in favours for youExpand your perception of what you can doMake connections to senior leadersAdvise you on executive presence Page 20
  • 21. Sponsors and protégés 2 of 2PROTEGESCan be trustedContribute 100%Cover your backPromote your legacyAllow you to shape the next generation of leaders Page 21
  • 22. Being a politician Page 22
  • 23. Being a politicianAccept itBecome a chameleonFind the power brokersWeigh it upManage your reputationTackle dirty politiciansLook to your leadersKeep your motives positive Page 23
  • 24. Internal job applications Page 24
  • 25. Internal job applicationsThe ball’s in your courtTell your bossBut not your colleaguesDo your homeworkRe-introduce yourselfBring ideasKeep it constructiveBe professionalIf you don’t succeed… Page 25
  • 26. Give credit when it is due Page 26
  • 27. Give credit when it is dueMarket yourselfBe thereSet objectivesOutwit saboteursBe visibleKeep on movingFind an allyGo globalKeep it coming Page 27
  • 28. Appreciating your boss Page 28
  • 29. Appreciating your bossCatch your boss doing something that helped youA simple thank you goes a long wayNotice more!Help them to help you!Remember that bosses are people too Page 29
  • 30. Competencies forstrengthening resilience Page 30
  • 31. Competencies for strengthening resilienceDeterminationInteractionOrganizationProblem-solvingRelationshipsSelf-confidenceVision Page 31
  • 32. Developmentconversations to have with yourself Page 32
  • 33. Development conversations to have with yourselfWhere do I see myself in five years? What are thepossible paths I might take?What do I need to learn to take the next step inmy career path?How could mentoring help me?Am I ready for mentoring?What kind of mentoring do I need?How do I get started? Page 33
  • 34. Diversity and career progression Page 34
  • 35. Diversity and career progression 1 of 3Want to be valuedWant to feel valuedValue gap Page 35
  • 36. Diversity and career progression 2 of 3Proportion believing they will have to leave theircurrent employer to progressLine manager supportSenior management treats all ethnic groups fairly Page 36
  • 37. Diversity and career progression 3 of 3Appetite for fast-track training programsEmployees aged 26-44 with three promotionsWorkers paid under $15000 per yearDiscrimination because of ethnic originNumber of employees who describe themselves asambitious Page 37
  • 38. Fixing brokenrelationships Page 38
  • 39. Fixing broken relationshipsKnow the causeMake amendsWatch your stepFind common groundBe adultsMake the first moveHang in thereKnow when to quit Page 39
  • 40. Beating gossip Page 40
  • 41. Beating gossipPolish your haloMake a pre-emptive strikeStop stirrersDistract themTurn the tideShare critical news earlyAsk the audienceKeep talkingRise above it Page 41
  • 42. When is it appropriate to say no? Page 42
  • 43. When is it appropriate to say no? 1 of 3When the timescale is unreasonableWhen the work is not yoursWhen the task has low priorityWhen you lack the knowledge/skills/resources todo it properlyWhen you feel under pressure Page 43
  • 44. When is it appropriate to say no? 2 of 3REFUSING A REQUEST (OR DEMAND)Start with a sensitive, empathetic statement thatshows you understand the other person’s positionThen give a valid reason (not an excuse) for the‘no’, don’t make up something lame that couldpotentially be challenged – just be as honest asyou can Page 44
  • 45. When is it appropriate to say no? 3 of 3REFUSING A REQUEST (OR DEMAND)Finish by offering to explore some alternatives, soyou’re clearly showing that you’re willing to help,but only on terms that are reasonable to you Page 45
  • 46. Handling horrible bosses Page 46
  • 47. Handling horrible bossesCopingOutlivingWhistleblowingLeaving Page 47
  • 48. Dealing with criticism Page 48
  • 49. Dealing with criticismAsk for itKeep calm and quietReframe and clarifyPick your battlesSay thank youAsk critics for adviceSwitch on your filterBounce backLearn Page 49
  • 50. Winning the game Page 50
  • 51. Winning the gameFront upGet over yourselfUnderstand the rulesDon’t be intimidatedGet some backingBuild a reputationLearn from setbacksNetworkWorry about yourself Page 51
  • 52. Skills for workforce 2020 Page 52
  • 53. Skills for workforce 2020 1 of 2Sense-makingSocial intelligenceNovel and adaptive thinkingComputational thinkingCross-cultural competencyNew media literacy Page 53
  • 54. Skills for workforce 2020 2 of 2TransdisciplinarityDesign mind-setCognitive load managementVirtual collaboration Page 54
  • 55. Conclusion and questions Page 55
  • 56. Conclusion and questionsSummaryVideosQuestions Page 56