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As I look backward in my life, I can find many times (and
people) that annoyed me. I’m talking about those times when
life hits you hard with something you really don’t want.
Perhaps a person in your life makes it really hard to face
the day. You want to crawl under the covers or run away. It is
worse when the irritation is tied to your work. You get to the
point when you
There are factors that combine to make you who you are, what you
are and who you will become, as you move through college and
beyond. Your success, mediocrity or failure usually depends on what
you surround ourselves with. However, you have a great deal of
control over your environment. You choose the people, places,
information, tools, motivation and opportunities that you allow to
get close to y...
Often people think that they either don’t have a network,
their network is useless, or their network is old. To pump new life
into an old network, you need to create a strategy of touch points.
Sales people use customer relationship management applications to
assure that they are constantly reaching out to their network.
I love working with sales professionals because they always
share ways ...
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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 have worked for a company for 21 years. I love my job and get
along well with management. I perceive they really like me and
would probably hate losing me. I am being courted for a position at
a new company...a competitor. I was not actively looking elsewhere.
Again, I'm very happy where I'm at. It would be a big promotion
compared to what I'm doing now.
Do I let my current boss/emplo...
Developing executive talent is necessary to remain
The need for executive education is apparent. Key questions
include: how can we learn from today's best practitioners to
understand the trends and challenges that will become the norm in
the future? Are there "best" ways to develop current and future
leaders? How will we pick our leaders? What process will transform
managers into lead...
Q: My boss was hired in 2005 and terminated two years
later. Soon after she was hired she brought a friend to the company
to do the same job I have been doing for 7 years. She has been
given three raises since being hired and has zero experience in our
field. I have a number of certifications and extensive training.
How do I ask to be considered for the boss’s job without
sounding like IR...