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When Your Boss Throws You Under the Bus
March 26, 2015
When Your Boss Throws You Under the Bus

On Tuesday, I wrote about How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus. The title surprised many of my friends and colleagues. They thought I was actually…

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus
March 24, 2015
How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Your co-worker just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his…

Why This CEO Hates Brainstorming
March 23, 2015
Why This CEO Hates Brainstorming

I get the cold shivers whenever I hear someone say, “We need to figure that out.” I should not, but I sadly do. A lackluster CEO whom I once worked with would use this…

Put Big Employee Ideas into Action: Your Weekly Innovation
March 19, 2015
Put Big Employee Ideas into Action: Your Weekly Innovation

In today’s fast-paced world, every business can benefit from a better way to manage change. Being able to quickly adapt is a competitive advantage, allowing companies to…

The One Thing Successful Leaders Ignore
March 18, 2015
The One Thing Successful Leaders Ignore

On Sunday, I wrote about The One Sign You Will Be Wealthy. As a parent and a leader, I have written before that I believe being rich is about learning what makes you…

The One Sign You Will Gain Financial Wealth
March 15, 2015
The One Sign You Will Gain Financial Wealth

I have written in the past about the one sign you will be rich. And over 1 million people read that post. In it, I was careful to define “rich” as achieving what you…

How Smart Managers Manipulate Employees
March 10, 2015
How Smart Managers Manipulate Employees

On Sunday, I wrote about how you can outsmart your difficult boss. I wanted to empower you to stay calm and fight back with smarts rather than venom. For most people,…

How to Outsmart a Difficult Boss
March 8, 2015
How to Outsmart a Difficult Boss

I wish that the words “evil” and “boss” never met. But if you have had three or more jobs, you have likely crossed paths with a rotten boss who ruined many of your days.…

How Successful People Conquer Bad Days
March 3, 2015
How Successful People Conquer Bad Days

I had a bad day. Ok, it was really more tragic than bad. On Sunday, I shared with you the news that my sister-in-law passed away at 40. She died last Monday, was buried…

The One Word That Will Make You Poor
February 25, 2015
The One Word That Will Make You Poor

Earlier this week, I wrote about The One Word That Will Make You Rich. Responding with “Done” to a question about your work delivers momentary joy to everyone who reads…

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