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Why you need a sponsor

So, you have a mentor – but who is your sponsor? Many candidates enrolling in our leadership development programs don't yet understand the difference – nor why sponsors are so critical to advancement. And yet, asked how they acquired their last two promotions, most say it's because someone advocated for them. 
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Why building strategic networks is so important

Building the right network can inspire you to take risks and challenge yourself. The benefit is mutual: most individuals are honoured by your interest. They’ll want to support you, so don’t be afraid to seek counsel from trusted connections.
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Making a case for a pay increase? Start with a clear reason

For many people, asking for a pay rise is up there with the most awkward conversations to have with your manager. It’s important to start with a clear reason why you should be paid more.
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Don’t let perfection paralyse your career

Perfectionism is a liability that many professionals need to grapple with and tame throughout their careers. Gillian shares tips on how to manage these tendencies and stop perfectionism from paralysing your career.
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