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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 months. Leaving so...

March 17, 2014
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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 inappropriate, beneficial...

March 10, 2014
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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] impression they...

March 3, 2014
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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. “Bosses can have...

February 24, 2014
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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 the last 15 years,”...

February 10, 2014
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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 much. What bothered Ken...

January 31, 2014
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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 updated, aligned and...

January 28, 2014
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Working: 'Bring Your Parents To Work' Day Is A Thing... Seriously

Ever heard of a company having an open house for workers’ parents? How about a ‘Take Your Parents to Work’ day? Some organizations are doing that, hoping to tap into the millennial generation’s closeness with their...

January 20, 2014
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3 Things You Must Do Before Every Meeting

It is sad, really. Every working day, the majority of us suffer from worthless and painful meetings that should have been avoided. These are those meetings that, with a little bit of intentionality, could have been...

January 14, 2014
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'Death By Meetings'

Manuel stared blankly at his calendar. It was a Wednesday, the middle day of the week in the middle of a typical month: 9:00am – meeting 10:00am – meeting 11:00am – meeting 12:00pm –working lunch meeting 1:00pm meeting...

January 9, 2014