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How Successful Leaders Waste Time
October 22, 2015

How Successful Leaders Waste Time

I worked with a CEO who traveled — constantly. Whenever he had the chance to fly somewhere for a meeting, he would jump on the opportunity and say “I’m there.” He simply enjoyed…

Why You Should Get Back in Your Box
October 16, 2015

Why You Should Get Back in Your Box

Certain business phrases have entered our business vernacular and unfortunately stayed there. Like the notion of “work-life balance,” people who are “born leaders,” or the fallacy…

Who Cares How Millennials Want to Work?
October 6, 2015

Who Cares How Millennials Want to Work?

I am Generation X (if a generation really can define a person). Born between the Baby Boomers before me and Generation Ys after, in a group that is smaller than both. Working for a…

6 Ways Your Resume Says "Do Not Hire Me"
October 5, 2015

6 Ways Your Resume Says "Do Not Hire Me"

You spent hours digging into your work history and crafting the perfect resume. Your references are prepared to share glowing reports of your work ethic and attention to detail.…

The Extinction of Bad Management
September 30, 2015

The Extinction of Bad Management

I once worked for a CEO who chased people around the office. He was an angry man. Another manager I worked for threatened my career when I told him that I had accepted a role at a…

The Worst Job Offer You Can Accept
September 25, 2015

The Worst Job Offer You Can Accept

You just got the job offer you have been waiting for. A sense of relief floods over you that your long search may finally be over. No more uncertainty or sleepless nights.

When It's Time to Ignore Your Boss
September 22, 2015

When It's Time to Ignore Your Boss

I have a friend named Steve (name changed) who is a real high-achiever. He started a new job last spring as the Sr. Director of Product Management at a well-known technology…

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