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In general, people like to talk more than they like to listen.
This causes enough problems in the normal course of human affairs,
but in the workplace, poor communication can result in a loss of
time and money.
Consider this minor example: A technical writer explains to his
editor that the client wants to use an archaic spelling for a
specific word on a report’s cover. Nevertheless, she chan...
A thank-you tweet this Thanksgiving season would be a change of
pace from those tweets on politics, snowstorms, and leftover
A sentimental quote on gratitude will generate more Facebook
“likes” or blog and YouTube comments than a complaint
about your boss, the airlines, or your neighbors.
Thanking your in-laws for their encouragement through the years
will make them wonder what...
The essence of leadership is communication. My book Creating
Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader covers
the four parts to developing and strengthening the ability to
persuade, influence, and connect, it’s not surprising how
often readers thumb through that book and comment on how many of
the skills have to do with communication. Then they often launch
into a story abo...
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
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"Having a mentor is your single most important key to success,"
according to Mary Sias, C.E.O. of the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
Yet many people don't know they need one let alone how to find one
and build a relationship. Adding to this problem are the business
demographics which indicate minorities have yet to break the glass
ceiling in most organizations. And, according to Hugh Robinson, a
In the aftermath of
graduation time, Generation Y (those born 1978 and later) employees
will be streaming into the workplace from the "class of 2005" from
graduate schools, four- and two-year colleges, and high schools all
over the land. Chances are you'll be hiring some or many in the
Seven most important
things to know about Generation Y employees:
have high expectations, f...
Remember your first few days at your present
job?Were you excited? Nervous? Did you worry about your
ability to complete the tasks given to you or the impression you
would make on your new co-workers?Perhaps you were concerned
about the impression your new co-workers would make on
You would not be alone if you were feeling a little lost
during your probationary period.Many p...