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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
Office politics getting you down? You’re not alone.
Getting caught up in workplace drama can be distracting at best. At
worst, it can impact the future of your career.
However, it’s important to remember that if you are a top
performer, you can, and should, rise above it. Here are some ways
to keep out of trouble.
Know what you want
A common theme in workplace success is knowing what y...
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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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I am getting a divorce after 15 years of marriage. My
kids are in high school and I'm actually excited about going back
to work. Here's my problem. I was always a stay at home Mom and
don't really feel that I have any marketable skills.
Belinda, Minneapolis, MN
I'm sure it's been tough going through your divorce
however it's also exciting to start a new phase ...
If you want others to care about what you have to
sayâ€”care about what they have to say!
Two highly accomplished lawyers are sitting at the bar at Sparks
Steakhouse in New York. One is my friend's lawyer, Tom, the other
is Tom's law partner, Kevin. They're having a leisurely drink,
waiting for their table to open up. Sparks is a landmark steakhouse
where a handful of New York's r...
Even if you’re just a clerk, you can become a leader. A
wonderful leader. Here’s how:
Envision yourself as a leader in your own
Great leaders aren’t alike. They come in flavors. The
naturally great speakers spend more time speaking. The brilliant
strategists stay in their office strategizing. The masters of
efficiency focus on making every aspect of the business hum. Befor...