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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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100. The multi-headed decision maker

In your career you’ll have to sell yourself and your ideas to little committees. The challenge here is to see the situation from the various points of view of the members. Here’s a way of getting many heads to nod at once.

When you go for a promotion you’ll generally encounter at least three individuals. There’s the senior manager whom I like to call the decision maker. Working for her is the manager to whom you will actually report, and then there’s someone from Human Resources. Each of them reaches a conclusion from a different standpoint. The manager is making sure that they can trust and work with you as well as whether you are up to the job or not. The guy from HR confines himself to advising whether ...

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