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Brandon Smith

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Signs You've Got A Problem Direct-Report

I’m sure this will come as no surprise, but I hear a lot of stuff. I guess it comes with the profession. Joys, frustrations, worries, opinions, rants, you name it and I’ve probably heard it. When the...

April 1, 2014

WORKING: Making Weekends Work Doesn't Mean Working On The Weekends

People who are considered successful don’t just use the work week to get ahead. Many use their weekends, too. But maybe not in the way you think. “What these people realize is, life is like a report...

March 31, 2014

WORKING: Good Buddies, Good Business Partners?

Going into business with a friend sounds like a great idea. You already get along. You probably think a lot alike. And you likely have similar interests. It can be a great idea, if you start off on...

March 24, 2014

'My Direct Report Is Dysfunctional'

It was my fourth call with Theresa in a week and I was beginning to feel like I was in the movie “Groundhog Day.” Theresa’s direct report, Steven, had been causing her headache after massive headache...

March 18, 2014

WORKING: Leaving Too Soon?

Sometimes people take a job and then realize pretty quickly it was a mistake. Sometimes new career opportunities are too good to pass up—even if you’ve only been in your current position for a few...

March 17, 2014

WORKING: The Limits Of Online Connections

Have you heard about Kelly Blazek? If you don’t know the name, the story is probably familiar. Here’s how she responded to a LinkedIn invitation to connect recently: "Your invite to connect is...

March 10, 2014

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