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Hey Boss:  Stop Telling Me I Disappointed You
April 11, 2016
Hey Boss: Stop Telling Me I Disappointed You

Some days stand out in your memory and not in a good way. And sometimes it’s because of something that you got wrong. Really wrong. I make mistakes — fewer than I used…

The Only Reason You Should Join a Startup
April 8, 2016
The Only Reason You Should Join a Startup

I had an eye-opening conversation with someone last year. We were at a co-working space discussing the startup he worked for. Curious to learn more, I asked what…

5 Money-Wasters Your Startup Does Not Need
April 7, 2016
5 Money-Wasters Your Startup Does Not Need

If you have ever ordered the steak and lobster special at a dinner that your startup was paying for, go slap yourself. And then do it again, just so you remember that…

How to Be Obnoxious and Get Ahead
April 6, 2016
How to Be Obnoxious and Get Ahead

I know an attorney who many consider to be obnoxious. (And it is not just because he is a lawyer.) He is quick-witted, abrasive, and eager to argue his point of view. And…

The #1 Reason You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be
March 28, 2016
The #1 Reason You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be

Are you good at accepting responsibility? Learn the one thing that could be holding back your career success.

Your Resume: Stop Including These "Skills"
March 25, 2016
Your Resume: Stop Including These "Skills"

I am old enough to remember when computers were a “thing” and you practically needed a Ph.D. to load and run software on them. They were new, they were exciting, but they…

Hey Boss: I'm Not Replaceable
March 19, 2016
Hey Boss: I'm Not Replaceable

Good leaders see the potential in every person on the team. Find out what happens when your boss values everyone on the team.

Inside the World's Most Pet-Friendly Tech Company
March 17, 2016
Inside the World's Most Pet-Friendly Tech Company

Aha! is one of the world’s most pet-friendly tech companies — a benefit of working remotely. Meet some of our team’s furry coworkers.

Your Career: The One Bad Habit Slowly Hurting It
March 14, 2016
Your Career: The One Bad Habit Slowly Hurting It

Saying you will do something and then not following through is not only a bad habit — it could be hurting your career. Find out how to fix this bad habit.

You Must Ignore: 7 Terrible Job Search Recommendations
March 10, 2016
You Must Ignore: 7 Terrible Job Search Recommendations

You have finally decided that it is time to look for a new job. Of course, everyone you typically trust has advice and wants to share it (even if you did not ask for…

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