Category Archives: Career development

More on step up by managing up

Margaret Beaton

As a thank you to all those who have written to say how useful you found the Step up by managing up post, here’s a link to a terrific supplementary resource. John Gabarro and John Kotter are among the many great Harvard Business School professors. They coined the idea ‘mutual dependence of the participants’ in what I … [Read More]

 

Step up by managing up

Margaret Beaton

If you want make your way upwards, climb the organisational ladder, build your business or grow your practice, you have to learn to manage up. The majority of my clients are pursuing careers in organisations characterised by hierarchical levels. As a younger manager or partner for you to move towards the top level you have … [Read More]

 

Don’t let the New Year gift pass you by

Margaret Beaton

In the southern hemisphere, summer brings a unique opportunity every year. First comes Christmas when our work life is (almost) forgotten as families reunite, share food and gifts, and we anticipate a New Year and a fresh start. Then comes January, now almost gone, with quiet roads and empty offices, gifting us the opportunity to … [Read More]

 

The two-way street

Margaret Beaton

I was interested to read in the Harvard Business Review last month an article entitled “The relationship you need to get right” (HBR, Oct 2011) – all about how the relationship between sponsor and protégé works best when it helps both parties. As you can read in my previous post on this blog, “Making the … [Read More]

 

Making the Master-Apprentice model work for you

Margaret Beaton

There’s a proven and centuries-old way of building intellectual capital in organisations. It is one of the most efficient ways for staff to cultivate their learning capacity and remain engaged and motivated. It’s the Master-Apprentice model. The theory is simple: as a master, you develop others, and as an apprentice, you learn from your supervisors … [Read More]