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Brandon Smith

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WORKING: The Public Screwup

October 5, 2012

'My Co-worker Is Scary'

“My co-worker is scary.” I must confess, I’ve been planning this dysfunction for quite some time, and since this is October, the month of creepy ghouls and ghastly ghosts, I thought, “how appropriate...

October 3, 2012

How To Get A New Boss To Listen To You

In addition to death and taxes, what is certain is that at some point in our careers, we will be handed a “new” boss. Getting him or her to hear us is not always easy. The Myth There’s a myth out...

October 2, 2012

WORKING: The Most-Important Hour

I don’t waste any time when I first get to work in the morning. I log into my computer and start preparing for my mornings newscasts and Morning Edition cut-ins. Maybe you start your day with a cup...

September 28, 2012

How To Get A Busy Boss To Listen To You

Busy bosses are all too common these days. I consistently hear managers of all shapes and sizes, good and bad, tell me that with the immense amounts of work on their plate, they simply don’t have...

September 26, 2012

Signs Your Boss Isn't Listening

Is your boss listening? Do you feel heard? Before we start down the path of how to get heard, we need to assess the situation. How bad is it and is it the boss that’s the problem or is it you?...

September 24, 2012

WORKING: Happy Workplaces

Iceland is apparently one of the happiest countries in the world, and that doesn’t stop when all those contented folks go to work in the morning. That prompted Inc. Magazine contributor Geoffrey...

September 21, 2012

WORKING: Happy Workplaces

September 21, 2012

WORKING: Know Thyself

I read this fascinating blog post the other day on the Harvard Business Review site. The takeaway is that we don’t know ourselves nearly as well as the people around us do. They can actually predict...

September 14, 2012

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