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    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 4

    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 4
    4 Magic Words This is the fourth of a five part series about some of the little things you can start or stop doing that can make a big difference on how you are perceived as a leader. When I first started training new managers, we used a DDI program called “Interaction Management”. One of the program’s three “Key Principles” of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    A-List and B-List Company Parties

    A-List and B-List Company Parties
    A reader writes: I am a "peak period employee" of a large company. Although I have worked 1000+ hours per year for them every year for the last decade, employees of my status are not invited to the annual holiday party. This is reserved for full-time permanent employees, and is usually a very splashy affair: evening dress, wine, dancing, etc. In ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Change Doesn’t Happen on the Sidelines

    Change Doesn’t Happen on the Sidelines
    A few days ago I mentioned a post by Krista Francis on the subject of health care reform.  There was a part of the post that really struck me but I didn’t want to mention it at the time because health care reform is an important topic and deserved  our focus. What bugged me was the part about silence. I agree ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    My Manager Complains About Me Online

    My Manager Complains About Me Online
    A reader writes: I'm having a problem with my manager. I work at a convenience store to help put me through college. She's hated me from the start, most people say it's out of jealousy, I learned to ignore it. Now she is discussing my work performance online with a coworker who is not even of management position. Never once has ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Meeting the Company Standard

    Meeting the Company Standard
    In my spare time, I’m teaching a human resources class at a local university and we got into this discussion about graphic rating scales on performance appraisals.  If you’re not familiar, these are the 1-5 ratings given employees in various areas: quality of work, quantity of work, etc.  Many companies use them because they’re easy to administer. But I must admit, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ask Why Your Predecessor Was Fired

    Ask Why Your Predecessor Was Fired
    A reader writes: I've recently started in a new role with a company I've admired for years. I'm excited about the job and before I started I felt inspired by the confidence shown in me by my new manager. Now that I've started, I've found that the reason the big cheeses were so keen for me to start was that the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Fool-Proof Pranks for the Office

    [photo:72632] Every year, April reminds us about the season for office pranks. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools' Day, make sure never to cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Follow these guidelines when thinking up your practical jokes to protect your career, and possibly, your colleagues. - Consider the level of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Executive Resume Mistakes That Can Sink Your Job Search

    [photo:72554] If your job search strategy keeps running into a brick wall whenever you send out your executive resume or you are repeatedly receiving phone calls for lower paying positions that are below your capabilities, it may be time to re-examine your executive resume layout. One of the main things to remember is your executive resume is a strategic marketing tool ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Twitter is the New Tool for Job Seekers

    Twitter is the New Tool for Job Seekers
    Being in the job search is tough and as a job seeker you are not alone, especially with the more than 15 million who are out of work and in the job hunt. People don’t prepare for the job search although they should at least six months in advance. This provides you an opportunity to grow and build your network using ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mastering the Art (and Science) of Thank-You Letters

    Mastering the Art (and Science) of Thank-You Letters
    After interviews, job seekers typically send nondescript, cookie-cutter thank-you notes: “It was a pleasure meeting you and I appreciate the time you spent speaking with me. I know that I can add significant value to your team,” but, these letters are often disregarded and turn out to be a waste of time. To ensure your letters stand out from the competition, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Can a Woman Leader Be Successful and Happy?

    Can a Woman Leader Be Successful and Happy?
    While I'm on vacation, here's a guest post by John Hersey. I'll bet the title at least got your attention. Many, women and men, believe they can’t. Equally, many have experienced failure while trying, but there is indeed a way for women leaders to be successful and happy. The question is: What makes women happy? A team of researchers spent five ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    The Meaning Behind "Resume on File"

    The Meaning Behind "Resume on File"
    A reader writes: In most of the jobs where I've been interviewed and rejected the rejection letter says something like "We will hold on to your resume and contact you if we ever have any jobs that meets your needs" or something like this. Is this just being polite or is it possible that some time down the road they will ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Let’s Stop Blaming Lawyers For Business Decisions

    Let’s Stop Blaming Lawyers For Business Decisions
    You’ve heard it before either in the board room, an industry conference or webinar: someone heard from their legal team that they shouldn’t be engaging in some sort of new business activity. The latest version of this has been social media but it has come through the years with various regulatory and technological changes. We heard there were some pretty strong ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Gender Blindness in the Workplace?

    Gender Blindness in the Workplace?
    My Prejudice I think I had better begin by declaring my bias! I am a feminine feminist: I do not think women need to, or should have to, behave like men to get on in the world of work. I believe at times we have had to because the world of work has been designed by men for men: if women ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why You Should Be Screwing Up In Social Media

    Why You Should Be Screwing Up In Social Media
    Note from Lance: We had a great week in San Diego here at the ERE Expo and you should check out some of the great speakers we had (and unlike many conferences, ERE livestreams and captures much of the content featured at the show and gives it out free of charge). Here’s my post for this week and we’ll be back ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Answers to the U.S. Women's History IQ Quiz

    Answers to the U.S. Women's History IQ Quiz
    In honor of Women's History Month, HRPeople wanted to test your U.S. Women's History IQ knowledge. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your U.S. Women's History IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) In 1848, The U.S. Women’s Rights ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Agile Leaders Generate Greater Corporate Performance

    Agile Leaders Generate Greater Corporate Performance
    In an environment of rapid technological advances, economic turmoil and changing consumer behaviors, most companies recognize that to be successful, they have to be adaptable. And yet, fewer than half of companies say they are good at making changes, according to a new research report on leadership agility by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). The Organizational and Leadership Agility Survey ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Managing an Employee Who Was Passed Over for Your Role

    Managing an Employee Who Was Passed Over for Your Role
    A reader writes: There are lots of posts online about "how to deal with being passed over." I am looking for perspective from the other side of the coin. I was awarded a GM role and have to work with someone who was passed over for my role. What is the best way to deal with this person? I am an ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Better Pay and Hours? Forget About it.

    Better Pay and Hours? Forget About it.
    A reader writes: I have been working at the same job going on four years and I am still part-time. This would not really bother me other than the fact that there are a few guys, younger than myself, who get better hours and better pay and haven't been there nearly as long as I have. It's not that I don't ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Office Gossip and Rumors

    Office Gossip and Rumors
    Many people view gossip as a bad thing.  And as such, they make every attempt to ban anything remotely resembling gossip in the workplace.  I agree that back-stabbing and undermining behavior are totally inappropriate and unacceptable and should be stopped.  We can probably all agree on that. But, thinking you can eliminate gossip is naïve.  Again, I’m not talking about nasty ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?