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Brandon Smith

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Work Is Not Fair! QUIZ

Are you or others in your life doing a little too much blaming and not taking enough ownership and responsibility? As mentioned in the previous post, this personal dysfunction is particularly nasty....

June 12, 2013

WORKING: Race & Resumes

When you include professional association or civic activities on your resume, they might reveal more about you than you realize (think: race or religion, for example). Some resume experts say to...

May 31, 2013

'It's Not Fair'

It was dinnertime at my house and like every night, it had begun. As the meals landed in front of their intended recipients, the cries of injustice began. My 8-year-old, Noah, was complaining that it...

May 28, 2013

WORKING: Bad Company, Great Work

Most people don’t work at an industry-leading company. By definition, there aren’t many of those, and many more organizations are chasing behind. As Brian Millar puts it in Fast Company: “Half the...

May 24, 2013

WORKING: Revealing Your Weaknesses

Almost every job interview you’ll ever have will likely include a question about your biggest weaknesses. And you’ll be unsurprised to learn there are tons of awful ways to answer that question. So...

May 17, 2013

WORKING: Family Business

At work, you might have your company’s mission or values posted somewhere in your workspace or in common areas. Maybe it’s automatically appended at the end of your emails. At home, some families do...

May 10, 2013

WORKING: The Venter

Sometimes you need to vent at work, to unload a bit on a friendly co-worker who understands what’s going on in your office. But when does it become too much? And if you’re the friendly co-worker in...

May 3, 2013

Senior Management Doesn't Listen

Is senior management at your organization guilty of not listening? Playing deaf in the senior management ranks is not an uncommon dysfunction but the price that leadership pays today is higher than...

April 24, 2013

Senior Management Isn't Clear

Ah yes, fuzziness and lack of clarity – a subtle yet deadly dysfunction that is all too common with senior management. Whether it’s working for an organization without a clear strategy to working for...

April 16, 2013

WORKING: The Friend Factor

Mom and Dad always told you to choose your friends wisely, and apparently, they knew what they were talking. A new book by Carlin Flora explores the broad influence our friends have on our careers...

April 12, 2013