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Work Is Not Fair! QUIZ

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 10:40am

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. It stops all...

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WORKING: Race & Resumes

Joshua Stewart - Friday, May 31, 2013 - 8:55am

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 include those items...

'It's Not Fair'

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 8:13am

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 wasn’t fair that...

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WORKING: Bad Company, Great Work

Joshua Stewart - Friday, May 24, 2013 - 6:28am

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 companies in any...

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WORKING: Revealing Your Weaknesses

Joshua Stewart - Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:03am

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 what’s the right way...

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WORKING: Family Business

Joshua Stewart - Friday, May 10, 2013 - 6:30am

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 the same thing. They...

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WORKING: The Venter

Joshua Stewart - Friday, May 3, 2013 - 10:54am

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 this situation, how...

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Senior Management Doesn't Listen

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:34am

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 ever. Let me give you...

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Senior Management Isn't Clear

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 7:45am

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 a senior leader...

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WORKING: The Friend Factor

Joshua Stewart - Friday, April 12, 2013 - 5:26am

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 beginning when we’re...

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