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Despite the great technology tools at our disposal, getting the
most out of our days can be very difficult with everyone having
such busy schedules. Juggling family, friends, work and yes,
leisure time, can be exhausting to say the least. Give these
practical tips a try to help you maximize your time and boost
1. Focus your energy on things that
Try not to let tr...
It would be the understatement of the century to say that social
media is changing our lives. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more
are changing the way we socialize, read news, choose restaurants,
network, and do business. And for many of us, it's how we find
contacts to land our next job.
While LinkedIn can be a great way to score that sweet new gig,
it does take some effort to make sure you do i...
You’ve got a full plate—I won’t try to argue
with you on that. But being busy implementing new ideas and meeting
your boss’s expectations is no excuse to ignore the
people-managing portion of your job.
Your employees are always trying to tell you something whether
you want to hear it or not. So how do you know if you’re the
kind of boss they feel comfortable bringing ...
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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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No two people are exactly alike, not even identical twins.
Everyone is unique and has something they are meant to contribute
to the world. Don’t try to follow someone else’s course
or you’ll end up living a second-rate version of your own
life. Recognize that the external influences in your life are meant
for you to examine so you can form your own decisions; use
discretion from ...
Dear Joan: We work in a five-year-old company
with about 30 employees. Our firm has always used a hierarchical
management system and the owner has spent most of his time away
from the office developing a client base. Now, the owner has
implemented a “team approach” to management, which he
is personally spearheading.
We have several concerns about this new system. First, the owne...
Did you know that four little words form one simple question
that, in my experience, has one of the greatest impacts on how
people choose their careers in America? Let me prove it to
Imagine you are in a room full of strangers. In order to strike
up a conversation, besides introducing yourself and asking a person
their name, what’s one of the first questions you’ll