Visibility

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Build models to engage your career sponsors

About a year and a half ago, I was asked to forecast future revenue for a few of our businesses in a particular area. We would then use those forecasts to help decide how much to invest in our business, and where. I had to forecast parameters that would dictate how much our customers would spend
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Without the courage to show your work, you're doomed

At work today, a colleague of mine showed me a cool analytical tool she built. It helps her estimate project durations. Projects can be broken up into multiple stages. Let’s define three stages: planning, executing, and debriefing. Each of those stages has an estimated duration, along with some uncertainty in that estimate. If you know the
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How to get executives to notice you

My career change, from technology to business, came on suddenly…right after I got the attention of executives at my company. In my case, I was invited to participate in a leadership development program. In your case, you might need to grab the attention yourself, on the fly, without a fancy in-house program. And that’s okay.
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