Darcy’s Book Club: Recommended Reads for Professional Growth

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Like many of you, I read A LOT. But I don’t have time for traditional book clubs. So I’m always on the lookout for business or personal development books that are: Fun to read (smart but not a slog); With a fresh point of view (whether or not I agree); and Written by authors I […]Read the full post >>

Should I Take the Job Offer—Or Stay? The Guide to Decide

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“Should I take the job offer, or stay where I am?” Some variation of this question comes across my desk a lot these days. Yes, if you’re an experienced professional in many countries around the world, you’re in the hottest job market we’ve seen in a while. Opportunities are everywhere. That’s great. And crazy stressful. […]Read the full post >>

3 Reasons to Take a Vacation (Psst: It’s a Career Strategy)

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What if the best career strategy you could put in place right now was to plan—and take—your next vacation? Sounds crazy, right? I mean, how can taking time off possibly help grow your career? Haven’t you and I learned that the only way to career success is to work harder, stay focused, and not take […]Read the full post >>

Conflict at Work? Imagine Positive Intent First

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Whether you’ve been working for a few years or a few decades, you’re going to have conflict at work. I promise (even though that’s a sucky promise to have to make.) There’s no way around it. Conflict is a normal part of challenging each other’s thinking. When managed well, it actually helps us see new […]Read the full post >>

8 Secrets to Better Presentation Skills (& A Few Will Surprise You)

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Getting ready for your next presentation? Whether it’s in front of two people, 200 or 2000, it stuns me that we STILL continue to create —-and endure—hours of bad presentations in our workplaces and communities. This has to stop. It’s time to reveal the secrets to better presentation skills. Some you know and still don’t […]Read the full post >>

Help! I’m Afraid to Ask for More Money at Work (& What to Do If That’s You)

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“I think I’m worth more, but honestly, Darcy, I’m afraid to ask for more money at work. What if it ticks my boss off? Do I look greedy? Or what if she says no? Or even worse, what if I’m wrong and I’m really not worth it? Help!!” If you’ve ever been afraid to ask […]Read the full post >>

Change Creates Opportunity. What Will You Reset?

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When everything’s changing, there’s one thing that will never change. It’s the fact that change creates opportunity. If situations, people, and attitudes are changing in your world of work, you’re in luck. It’s a perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on whatever’s not working for you, including processes, expectations, and even relationships. Here’s an […]Read the full post >>

How to Ask for More Support at Work

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If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by your to-do list at work, you’re not alone. And while you quietly know you’re capable of doing the things on the list, you might wonder whether you should be doing some of them—especially those things that aren’t making the biggest difference for your company or for your career. […]Read the full post >>