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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Becoming Your Own CEO.” In it, I discuss taking ownership over your career path, rather than sitting back and waiting on others to do it for you.

I’ve heard the same story at least three times in the past two weeks. A high-performing worker went in for a performance review with the boss. The boss said something along the lines of, “You’ve done a great job. I appreciate you. I can’t offer you a promotion, or a raise, but please don’t leave. I need you here.”

If you’ve recently had a review that ended this way, you may feel lost. Even if you like your boss and your job, you’re looking for career advancement. And, at a minimum, you’d like your salary to keep up with an average inflation rate. You have bills to pay.

To read the entire article and learn what to do if you’re faced with this situation, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.



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