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    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 3

    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 3
    A Little Dose of Humility This is the third 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. Maybe you’ve seen the beer commercial where the guy just can’t seem to say the words “I love you” to his ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How Do Managers Feel About Blogging Employees?

    How Do Managers Feel About Blogging Employees?
    In the comments on a recent post about blogging with your name attached to it, Andrew asks: How would you feel, as a manager, if one of your employees kept a blog? I feel like you may be on the progressive side of the spectrum, so I'll follow up with: how do you think MOST managers feel about this issue? Is ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    What Do You Do When HR Doesn't Respond?

    What Do You Do When HR Doesn't Respond?
    A reader writes: About two weeks ago, I received an email to schedule a phone interview with a large firm on the West Coast (they also have a branch on the East Coast, where I am located). This interview was supposed to happen a week ago on Friday. When our scheduled time arrived, I waited patiently for a call. I continued ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 2

    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 2
    Listen Up This is the second part of a five part series about the little things a leader can do that could make a BIG difference in how they are perceived as leaders. I have bad news and good news for all of you leaders and aspiring leaders. You decide which you’d rather read first. Start with the good or jump ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Don’t Incentivize Workplace Safety

    Don’t Incentivize Workplace Safety
    Let’s say you work for one of these companies that has heavy machinery, sharp blades and furnaces. Sounds pretty cool, right? Okay, maybe that’s just me. I love industrial workplaces. Places where things are made, where real work gets done and you shake an employees hand and it feels like you just put your hand into a sandpaper vise. You wear ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Surefire Resume Writing Tips

    5 Surefire Resume Writing Tips
    Is the thought of writing a resume as pleasant as having your wisdom teeth surgically extracted? I ask because I was discussing resume writing strategies with a client today and she mentioned she was thrilled I was going to write her resume. This was because she was no longer actively involved in (as she put it) the “whole torturous process.” I ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker

    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker
    Someone once told me a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with – because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go. It hurts. It can wound. Each of us reacts ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Backing Out of a New Job to Accept Another?

    Backing Out of a New Job to Accept Another?
    I have a feeling this one is going to generate disagreement. A reader writes: I recently accepted an offer with an organization and started this past week. Four days into it, another potential employer I'd interviewed with once (at the same time I interviewed for my new job) has asked me to talk with them a second time. While I like ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Relocation: The Ultimate Gamble

    Relocation: The Ultimate Gamble
    Once upon a time, I worked for a company in a small town in eastern Washington state. While it is a beautiful area of the country it is, how do you say… isolated. Like 150 miles from an international airport isolated. Like an hour from the closest interstate isolated. 35,000 people living in a virtual island. What was my connection to ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Chain of Command

    Chain of Command
    I always enjoy debates about the chain of command concept. I’ve found most people are completely fine with chain of command as long as things are good (for them). The minute situations turn sour, then employees question why chain of command exists. Obviously, there are two directions in the chain of command. Up and down. Most of the time, people think first of the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz
    MonsterCollege created the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz to help you learn more about this humanitarian organization. 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 Red Cross IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Who founded the Red Cross? ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    LedgerLink created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Company Made Me a Tentative Offer, Then Hired Someone Else

    Company Made Me a Tentative Offer, Then Hired Someone Else
    A reader writes: I have a question about what I should do after, I feel, I have been lied to in my job search. I applied for and was interviewed at a local university. During the interview I was unable to meet with the head of the department because she was recovering from a surgery. The next day they set up ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Types of Power in the Workplace

    7 Types of Power in the Workplace
    There’s a quote by Margaret Thatcher that says, “Power is like being a lady…if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”  Personally, I find the study of power fascinating.  Dictionary.com defines power as “a person or thing that possesses or exercises authority or influence”.  So in essence when we use power; we’re utilizing our authority to get something. Everyone ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Got an Annoying Coworker? When to Take it to HR

    Got an Annoying Coworker? When to Take it to HR
    Dear J.T. & Dale: I normally am a very happy, enthusiastic employee. Getting along with ANYONE has never been an issue. However, I now have a co-worker who has been very hostile and makes rude comments that he pretends are “jokes.” About a year ago, I began keeping a journal of these incidents. As much as I would like to go ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Wishing For Someone’s Failure

    Wishing For Someone’s Failure
    First of all, this is not going to be a regular feature. I don’t have enough evil in my body to write about it 50+ times a year. I do have a little evil in me like the rest of you so here’s story for your Friday. When I managed in the retail world, I managed the biggest slacker in the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 1

    5 Little Things That Make a BIG Difference as a Leader Part 1
    Show Up On Time This is the first of another 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. BTW, some of you may be looking for my next installment of “Leadership Lessons from Undercover Boss”. You can stop waiting – ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Zip Up Payroll Inefficiencies

    How to Zip Up Payroll Inefficiencies
    Payroll software solutions are designed to integrate and streamline payroll to build efficiency and improve processes. Automation can play a big part in reducing the administrative burden on your staff, freeing up time to focus on strategic planning and operations. Aberdeen Group, a leading technology research company, recently reported that out of 300 organizations, 58 percent say they spend too much ...
    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?