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College students sometimes miss the point. They are so close to
the trees that they can’t see the forest. They get bogged
down in the minutia. Little things take on a level of importance
that is overblown and unrealistic. That is why I recommend that
students make a list of everything that is important to their
futures and concentrate on making the few most important dreams
Asking for a promotion is a terrifying, nerve-wracking
experience that everyone should do at least once in their career.
The mere thought of approaching an intimidating boss and asking
them to give you more responsibility is enough to give any person
What if my boss says no? What if my boss fires me for asking?
What if my boss thinks less of me for asking?” What if? What
Whenever I hear someone talking about office politics,
it’s usually accompanied with an eye roll or a growl. The
office-politics game is frustrating for those who just want to go
to work and do the best job they can. Power struggles and conflicts
of interest only bring productivity down.
You can list all the things your employees shouldn’t
do—like gossip about each other, choose ...
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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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The holidays are over; it’s a new month, a new
year.January provides us with a clean slate, a fresh start,
there’s a newness of where we are heading or what we could be
about, what we could accomplish in 2008.
The month of January takes its name from
Janus, the Roman god of gates and
doorways.He is depicted with two faces looking in opposite
directions.He looks ...
"It may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you're
gonna have to serve somebody."
Bob Dylan got it absolutely right when he wrote the lyrics to
the song, Serve Somebody. The fact of the matter is we all work for
someone else. Employees work for supervisors, supervisors for
managers, managers for executives, executives for Boards of
Directors, Boards of Directors for shareholders, et...
Are you making the right career moves? Or, are you waiting for
the right career moves to come to you? Are you listening to your
inner voice allowing it to guide your moves? Or, are you wishing
that pesky voice would go away?
One of the biggest career challenges is tapping into your inner
voice when direction is needed. For example, how can you listen to
what your heart says is the right career mov...