About the Author

Patti Barnes has spent much of her career working with management systems, first in the creation and implementation of management systems and later as an auditor against international standards. After a sidestep into the economic evaluation of environmental resources, and the psychology of social media, she became a consultant to both private industries and governments. Patti now spends her time between advisory roles, writing about the ways in which professionals can best position themselves for a successful career in today's complex and connected world.

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How to Take the First Step Up to the Executive Level

There was once a time when people received corporate promotions just because they were “next in line” for the role. Thankfully this is now usually the exception rather than the rule, and today, people are promoted for their skills, knowledge, and experience.   However, this also means that as an experienced mid-level manager, you can easily … Continued