Visibility is critical for career success. However, when many professionals get serious about being more visible, they focus solely on the relationship they have with their bosses, which is a big mistake . advertisement advertisement Your boss is one person in the hemisphere of stakeholders. While they do have some control over your career opportunities and growth, they are not the end-all be-all. Should you nurture this relationship? Absolutely! But if you are only focused on being visible and “seen” by your boss, your strategy will fall short. Your boss has their own priorities; while a good boss will want to see their employee excel, they are also likely focused on their own agenda. I’ve seen it time and time again where a boss moves on to a new role, new company, or (gasp) is fired, and all their direct reports are nervous because they don’t really have close connections with other people in the organization. Essentially, you don’t want to be in … [Read more...] about Why a ‘skip-level meeting’ is key to building your career
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THE DOLLAR’S DEMISE? … WSJ : Saudi Arabia Considers Accepting Yuan Instead of Dollars for Chinese Oil Sales Saudi Arabia is in active talks with Beijing to price some of its oil sales to China in yuan, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would dent the U.S. dollar’s dominance of the global petroleum market and mark another shift by the world’s top crude exporter toward Asia. The talks with China over yuan-priced oil contracts have been off and on for six years but have accelerated this year as the Saudis have grown increasingly unhappy with decades-old U.S. security commitments to defend the kingdom, the people said. The Saudis are angry over the U.S.’s lack of support for their intervention in the Yemen civil war, and over the Biden administration’s attempt to strike a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Saudi officials have said they were shocked by the precipitous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year. EXAMINER : In blow to Biden, Saudi … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Will Americans Face The Dollar’s Demise?
The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Staff LONDON – Global shares struggled to advance on Monday while investors digested news of an unexpected cut in Chinese interest rates as data pointed to faltering growth in the world’s second largest economy, sending oil prices nearly 2 percent lower. Weaker U.S. stock index futures also weighed on sentiment, while a steadier dollar knocked gold. The MSCI all country index was barely firmer, a month-long advance having whittled away the benchmark’s decline for the year to about 13 percent. China’s central bank cut key lending rates to revive demand as data showed the economy unexpectedly slowing in July, with factory and retail activity squeezed by Beijing’s zero-COVID policy and a property crisis. Until now, investors have been grappling with how much further central banks in the United States and Europe would hike rates when they meet next month. … [Read more...] about Stocks struggle as China rate cut sends oil tumbling
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Gyde and Seek is a travel platform that does not believe in travel as usual. I confirmed this in Mexico this summer after becoming addicted to the customized, socially-conscious private touring company that operates in 20-plus cities internationally. If you haven’t tried it, you really should. Paco is a former professional bullfighter and ex-Olympic chess prodigy who’s as at home in Mexico City’s ballet folklórico scene as he is taking visitors to lucha libre . In colonial Puebla, Maria knows the best hidden spots for baroque dishes, like chiles en nogada, but her true passion is tacos árabe. Then there’s Salvador , who will elucidate Toltec ruins in Tula or the Aztec glyphs of Tepotzotlán but can go deep on Chicago blues, too. The company was co-founded by Vanessa Guibert Heitner, a veteran travel planner, and her friend Andrea Guthrie, a business strategist who grew up living around the world with her … [Read more...] about A Travel Company So Discerning They Even Smell Their Tour Guides
Be it an app or a new employee policy, changes are rarely welcome with open arms. Still, while they may not be a fan favourite, changes are a key component of any successful business. Just like social norms, a business has to evolve if it’s to remain afloat. This statement may be most true of small businesses – companies without the backing of tech giants and investment firms. To remain relevant, they have to remain visible and this means rebranding. However, keeping up with the revolving door of business trends is no easy feat – one misstep could cost you everything. Fortunately, there are still a few sound rebranding steps out there and this article just happens to have them all! First things first – find the root of the problem Similar to sophomore mathematics, not every business obstacle can be solved on the spot. Rather, a solid business approach requires getting to the root of the problem before attempting to fix it. So, before rolling out a rebranding strategy, … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Steps for Rebranding Your Small Business