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Setting The Right Work Goals

Brandon Smith - Monday, January 14, 2013 - 2:40pm

Setting the right work-related goals is critical for keeping you moving forward and avoiding getting “stuck” in the wrong role, company or occupation. The challenge is that one size does not fit all. There are a myriad...

'I Don't Have Any Goals'

Brandon Smith - Monday, January 7, 2013 - 7:55am

‘Tis the season of resolutions and goal-setting. First, let me come clean and tell you that I am a big fan of setting goals, both personally and professionally. And I’m not just your average fan. I’m one of those face-...

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Be Thankful

Brandon Smith - Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:04am

The last few months we’ve tackled the dysfunction of “negativity.” As we conclude this series and start a new dysfunction (and year for that matter), I can’t think of a more appropriate time for the prescription. There...

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WORKING: Resolutions At Work

Joshua Stewart - Friday, December 28, 2012 - 7:41am

The holidays are behind us and now talk turns to the new year before us. Inevitably, someone’s going to ask you about your New Year’s Resolutions. Have you picked any? When it comes to work, at least, we have some help...

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WORKING: A Gift For The Boss

Joshua Stewart - Friday, December 21, 2012 - 6:18am

As you’re finishing up your holiday shopping, you may want to reconsider that gift for your boss. Giving your supervisor a holiday present can create some uncomfortable situations and could actually hurt your...

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WORKING: Give, Give, Give

Joshua Stewart - Friday, December 14, 2012 - 6:08am

The holiday season is all about giving. Maybe that’s gifts to family and friends. Maybe that’s time or charitable contributions. Often this bleeds over to the workplace as companies take on projects for charities or...

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WORKING: Better Boss Or Better Pay?

Joshua Stewart - Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:51am

Let’s play what-if. Say you’re called into the corner office and given this choice: You can have a raise, some reasonable amount of money to reflect your value to the company. You can have a new boss -- a great boss...

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My Workplace Is Negative

Brandon Smith - Monday, December 3, 2012 - 8:24am

I get it. The last several years have been tough. “Do more with less… there won’t be any raises this year… you are lucky to have a job… we may have to close our doors tomorrow…” Working day-in and day-out under these...

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WORKING: Contractor Anxiety

Joshua Stewart - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:40am

About six weeks ago, I talked to Brandon Smith about the new face of America’s workforce (read more here). A Randstad study noted that companies will continue to use part-time and contract-based employees along with...

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WORKING: Abusive Bosses

Joshua Stewart - Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:59am

Instinctively, we all understand that a boss who is abusive – who engages in personal attacks or drives you to constantly produce more, more, more – affects our entire workplace. Now we have research to prove it. A...

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