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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

WORKING: When Your Boss Doesn't Like You, What Do You Do?

When your boss doesn’t like you, one of things he or she will probably do is spend less time with you. To turn things around, though, you HAVE to spend time together. “You can’t change that [negative...

March 3, 2014

WORKING: Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like You

Judging by the questions he’s asked all the time, our Working guy Brandon Smith says a lot of people seem to think their boss just doesn’t like them. And the truth is, lots of them are right, he said...

February 24, 2014

WORKING: Faith At Work Is Dead?

More and more workers are filing religious discrimination claims against their employers. “When we talk about employment claims at work, this is still a very small percentage. But it’s doubled over...

February 10, 2014

How To Ensure Post-Meeting Commitment And Follow-Up

Ken was part of the leadership team at a large public university. And every week, the senior leadership team would meet to discuss “strategic initiatives.” The meetings didn’t bother Ken all that...

January 31, 2014

How To Run A Dysfunction-Free Meeting

John’s meetings were some of the most painful I had ever experienced. Every week John would call a meeting with his senior leadership team (and I use that term loosely) in an effort to keep them...

January 28, 2014

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