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A Connection Made

Connect with yourself – You must know who you are and have confidence in yourself if you desire to connect with others. If you don’t believe in who you are and where you want to lead, work on that before doing anything else. Communicate with openness and sincerity – “Nothing is more effective than a […]

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Why the Best Person May Not Get the Promotion

Companies don’t hire the best person for the job: they optimize the outcome of the staffing change. So not only are you competing with all the other people who may want the new job, you’re competing with the company’s impression of the benefits of leaving you where you are versus the risks of giving you the promotion.

If you are more valuable where you are, you won’t be getting that promotion.

Even if you have the entire skillset they need for the new position, there are several reasons you might be more valuable where you are:

  • Promoting in-house creates staffing change; hiring outside only involves one.
  • Your skills may be rare and difficult to replace, while the new job requires skills that are rather easy to procure from someone else. (This may be true even if the new job pays significantly more.)
  • If you have created a feathered nest with your personal stamp on every aspect of what you do, staff that is loyal only to you, procedures known only to you, and so on, dislodging you could be too disruptive to the organization.
  • You may be in the middle of a critical, high-value project, and your removal would be too disruptive.
  • External customers may be addicted to you, your reassignment could exact too high a cost from those relationships.
  • You may be efficient and cost-effective where you are that managers fear your removal may invoke large and unpredictable costs.

If it costs more to replace you than to hire someone else, they’ll hire someone else.

OFFER YOURSELF THE PROMOTION BEFORE A SEARCH IS LAUNCHED.

IDENTIFY SOMEONE READY, WILLING, AND QUALIFIED TO REPLACE YOU TO FURTHER REDUCE THE COST OF PROMOTING YOU.

“ITS JUST TOO BAD THAT IM TOO GOOD”

 

 

Tuesday. Jan 31, 2017 

You could certainly walk away from an opportunity because it turned out to be more demanding than you were led to believe. You could justifiably back out because you did not predict that certain delays or disappointments would occur. So no one would blame you if you walked away. But that wouldn’t be your way Aries, would it? What you will do instead, hopefully, is give yourself a pep talk and keep on going. You will do so because you know you can handle it, and because the reward will be both fulfilling and will better your life in some way.

ARIES

MONDAY JAN 30, 2017

You may have been overly focused on some problem that has caused you a lot of anxiety- perhaps a financial matter. Or maybe there is a lot that hangs in the balance, and you can’t help but wonder what will happen if certain things don’t fall into place. Well Aries, you are herby granted absolution from worrying. You can consider this your get-out-of-jail-free card. But this absolution is only good if you can truly pick up that burden and toss it out the window with your other worries. Once you do, you’ll see many reasons to validate that everything is copacetic.