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5 Simple Strategies to Take Your Career to the Next Level

There's always work to be done – Get to your next goal


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There's no such thing as an end game when it comes to your professional trajectory. There's always work to be done. Whether you're competitively vying for a rung up the ladder or more laid back in your approach to next steps, here's some guidance to promote your professional progression.  

ENHANCE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Having the right mix of messaging techniques can help persuade audiences to take desired actions. From the soft touch required to handle interpersonal conversations to leading organizational change, strengthening your communication skills can make you stand out as a leader.

BUILD YOUR LEADERSHIP PROWESS

It’s all about ethics. Understand what it takes to be an ethical leader while integrating strategy, innovation and the emerging practices that inspire people. The impact of effective and ethical leadership can transform lives, work and social impact.

GLOBALIZE YOUR EXPERTISE

In a world that’s less and less defined by its boundaries, it’s important to know how to navigate and manage effectively in multicultural environments. Develop strategies to resolve conflict, learn about racial, ethnic and gender-based discrimination to better advocate for marginalized people, and appraise the roles of identity and power in organizations to build more effective employee relations.

ADVANCE YOUR NONPROFIT KNOWLEDGE

As the nonprofit sector grows, impactful leaders are needed to drive sustainable and innovative progress. If you’re looking to get ahead in your career, consider joining the nonprofit world. To thrive in this area, you’ll need to develop practical management knowledge and integrate inclusive leadership practices.

UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF IT

You may not be an IT expert, but learning how to bridge the gap between business requirements and technical solutions can help you get ahead in any organization across sector. Technology evolves rapidly and it's up to you to stay knowledgeable; the more knowledge you acquire, the more competitive you can be in the marketplace.


LIFELONG LEARNERS PURSUE A VARIETY OF AVENUES TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL


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