Category Archives: Employment

Need Talent? Ask the Right Best Questions

The New Year brings with it resolutions to make this year better in some meaningful way than last year. You many have exciting goals, challenging objectives, and positions to fill with new employees. What should you be on the lookout for?

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Battlefield Promotions: Best Opportunity Ever or Recipe for Disaster?

A poorly executed jump in status can hurt a person’s career and have a negative impact on the workplace. However – being plucked from the group and asked to serve is rarely an opportunity to turn down if you are excited about advancing your career.

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Build a Career of Your Own Design

No matter what kind of deal you made when you were hired, times change. Making changes, however, is not always as important for your employer as it is for you. And creating change is rarely easy. Before you go to negotiate for what you want, you need to break out some Power Tools so that you are more empowered and better prepared for the discussion.

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Is a Bad Boss a Good Excuse?

Many managers and supervisors tell me that having a bad boss is one their biggest problems at work. I don’t disagree that a poor boss makes it harder to do your job. Bad bosses can suck up your time and attention. But before you give up, there may be some […]

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Keeps Me Busy

When someone in an executive leadership position leaves abruptly, the CEO/Owner/President has some tough choices to make. Many are tempted to survey the organizational landscape, determine who appears to be the person on the team that is most likely to be promoted and offer them the opportunity to fill that open slot.

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Succession: Best or Worst of Times?

Each change brings with it both opportunity and risk, and few situations bring that as sharply into view as when you fill a position with a new hire. It begs the question – are you ready to leverage the opportunity?

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Got Purpose?

When boys would break my heart, my mom would tell me “Boys are like buses; you can always catch another one.”  I thought she didn’t really understand heartbreak. But it turns out that she was on to something that would echo through the years: Everyone is replaceable. Clients, colleagues and […]

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Will You Reenlist?

I recently celebrated my 34th wedding anniversary. Every year as I pull out the wedding album and look at the wedding pictures, I joke about reviewing and renewing the contract. I know that relationships often have a shelf-life. Some may need fine-tuning and adjustments. Some have served their purpose and […]

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Did You Read the One About —–

If you didn’t read the recent TIME Magazine cover story about the Millennial Generation, you probably heard about it. I’m not sure how old the authors are, but two things struck me: 1. It doesn’t put anyone in a very flattering light. Older workers aren’t keeping up with the needs, […]

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Changing Yahoo!

Yahoo!’s CEO Marissa Mayer is advising her employees that come June, working from home and flouting flex-time will be a thing of the past. Lots of articles, posts and tweets are appearing in reaction.  People love change when they choose it or they get something they want. They don’t love […]

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