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Etika Katabi

Etika founded her blog - Great managers are made. Not born. - based on 35 years of field research and experience in empowering mid-level executives to achieve the promotions they deserve. Reach out to Etika on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

Can a Career Coach Boost My Chances For a Promotion?

Can a Career Coach Boost My Chances for Promotion?

“Can a career coach boost my chances for promotion?” This is a very common question in today’s business environment, where everyone wants to get ahead – one of the basic career goals for managers. Based on my 35 years of experience in helping middle managers get promoted, my answer is “Yes, the right coach can […]

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4 Signs That You’re Stuck at a Dead End in Your Career

4 Signs That You're Stuck at a Dead End in Your Career

How many times have you felt that with just a little more time, a little more patience, a little more staying power, a little more improvement, you’ll get that promotion? But as time passes, there’s still no promotion in sight – and you begin to wonder what all of this perseverance is about and what […]

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The Two Paths Toward Promotion You Need to Know

The Two Paths Toward Promotion You Need to Know

So you’ve just heard about a promotion opportunity — whether it’s a new position in your company or the current holder is leaving for whatever reason. You haven’t been offered the job and aren’t sure if you will be. Should you wait for an offer or should you take some sort of action? This is […]

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Why Are You Afraid to Make a Career Change?

Why Are You Afraid to Make a Career Change?

You’ve finally decided to make a career change and you’re looking forward to better times, an admirable example of the career goals of a successful individual. But before you make the actual change, I’d like you to consider what might be motivating your decision. In my 35 years of experience, I’ve identified five factors that […]

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What Does Your Boss Have in Store for You?

What Does Your Boss Have in Store for You?

How often have you wanted to crawl inside the head of your boss to find out what they’re really thinking about you? More often than not, right? That’s the answer that most employees and middle managers give on career development survey questions- especially those who are serious about managing their career. There are usually two […]

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About to Get Fired? What To Do When The Writing’s On The Wall

About to Get Fired? What to Do When the Writing's on the Wall

There are certain experiences we can all do without in our career and getting fired probably takes the cake. So recognizing the signs of an impending pink slip is definitely something you should know about. Throughout my 35 years of experience of thinking about how to measure success at work, I’ve gotten pretty good at […]

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Help! My Boss is Stealing My Ideas

Help! My Boss is Stealing My Ideas

As a rising star in your organization, you feel that you owe a great deal to your manager. After all, they’re the one who’s believed in you and have helped pave your way so far. Rightly so, you see one of the most important career goals for managers as helping to make your boss look […]

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Beware: Habits And Fear Could Wreak Havoc On Your Career

Beware: Habits and Fear Could Wreak Havoc on Your Career

You’ve just missed out on a promotion, yet you’ve still decided to stay on. This would be wise to do if there was still a chance you could get promoted. However, if deep down you know that the odds of that happening are close to zilch, what is it that is making you stay? There […]

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I Didn’t Get Promoted: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I Didn't Get Promoted_ Should I Stay or Should I Go_

Should I stay at my job or should I go? That’s the number one question managers ask themselves after being rejected for a promotion. In most cases, the knee-jerk answer is to go, especially if you were sure you had that promotion in the bag. But this isn’t always the best decision for your corporate […]

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You Were Sure That Promotion Was All Yours, But Your Boss Had Other Plans

You Were Sure That Promotion Was All Yours, But Your Boss Had Other Plans

Research shows that only about 30% of employees are actually satisfied with their job. And having been a management consultant for over 35 years, I have helped navigate many career low points with my clients. Rest assured, career dissatisfaction is natural and part of the game. However, there are certain crises that can rock the […]

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