Welcome to 2013! It's the season for career resolutions, and here are three that are musts for anyone serious about reaching the next level:
1. Write down career goals. It's not enough to think of goals. Write them down to show yourself that you take your career seriously.
2. Energize your network. Take one step every day to build relationships with people within your organization and beyond. The better your network, the better your career.
3. Speak up. Take credit for your abilities in a way that shows pride as well as humility. Remember the words of Babe Ruth: "It's not bragging if you can really do it."
I still make these resolutions for myself every year. This year, let's keep our resolutions together.