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If you’ve been spending a lot of time in your job search
and you are not getting any results, maybe it’s time to think
about other options. Instead of trying to find a new boss, maybe
it’s time to be your own boss. Not everyone is cut out for
the task, but there’s only one way to find out.
Many people (myself included) have thought about owning their
own business and being ...
Have you ever attended a meeting as a guest but couldn’t
tell who the leader was, because multiple people asked their
teammates tough questions? I’ve been to a few where if I
hadn’t already known the leader, I wouldn’t have been
able to guess. Those meetings were attended by high-performing
teams where peer accountability was firmly entrenched. Everyone
expected the best of...
You don’t understand networking? No surprise there, many
people don’t understand networking or have a total
misconception of what it is and how it works. True networking has
never been hard for me but that is because I like people and I have
this innate desire to help people that bubbles out all the time. I
am told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, which gets tricky as an
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My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would
like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease.
Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self
assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance
review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work
environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe
something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win
As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in
doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you
should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so
difficult is because they d...
Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual
agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the
art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give
process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the
proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a
proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're
deserving of more and...
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When the economy tanks, it’s time to shine. It’s
not a guarantee for staying employed but it might tip the scale in
your favor if the downsizing cross hairs focus in on your
department.At the very least, it will help you get a good
reference should the axe fall.
Here is a checklist to make sure you are being proactive
during these shaky economic times. Some of these items ...
Change can ruffle the feathers of any company making it a great
time for good managers to shine. An effective leader helps ease
team tensions while paving the way for open-minded, forward
thinking; providing both a safe space for employees to feel secure
and a growing company that nurtures change.
But saving the day is easier said than done. So if you’re
facing impending change and are uncer...
Is there something in your career that you really want, but you
are afraid to go after it? Fear is normal. We all experience it at
certain points in our career. Maybe it’s the new job we
wanted to apply for, but were afraid we would not be chosen. Maybe
it’s the new idea we wanted to propose, but were afraid it
would be rejected. Maybe it’s something we wanted to say at a