Monthly Archives: August 2013

You May Want To Start Doing This

Sometimes I wonder if people set up a delayed email to be sent late at night so we all think they are working. It works though because it always impresses me!

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The Paranoid Employee

When I started this post earlier my initial thoughts were to write about the negative employee on staff.  I realized that as I continued to write, I kept referring to the negative employee as the paranoid employee.  While you can … Continue reading

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Office Space

If your company is ever going through an odd time, please do yourself a favor and watch Office Space. Every line in this movie will ring true with you and you will have a whole new understanding for TPS Reports, … Continue reading

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Your Talent Pool

If you were forced to hire someone today, would you be able to hire a top level candidate? Assuming money wasn’t the issue, do you have the resumes and contacts to bring in the next best employee to help drive … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Mentor

If you were to look up the definition of “Mentor” in the dictionary you would learn the meaning of the word is defined as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. To me a mentor is someone that you can … Continue reading

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The George Costanza Method

“When you look annoyed, people always think that you’re busy” -George Costanza

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The Public Firing

There has been a lot of Internet discussion since the apparent public firing by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. If you haven’t heard about it, Armstrong was on a conference call discussing Patch.com, a business unit of AOL’s that provides local … Continue reading

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Conference Calls

Four out of five conference calls I get pulled in to happen to be a time suck. There are usually way too many people on the call and the topic is usually only pertaining to the two people who specifically … Continue reading

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The 3 Skills Your Boss Wishes You Had

All managers have had this conversation at some point in time with a peer, “if Steve could just have more of a backbone.” Or perhaps you’ve said, “Mary is just a little abrupt, I wish she could have some self … Continue reading

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How Would You Change Your Office?

If you could build the perfect office setting, what would it look like? Would it be a frugal environment in which everyone had similar desks and cubicles, what I imagine working for the Government would look like, or would it … Continue reading

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