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  • Brandon Smith - Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:41pm
    More often than not, workplace dysfunction is a sneaky and unpredictable thing. Your boss flips out without warning simply because your report is an hour late. Your co-worker...
  • Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 1:11pm
    The truth is, it’s easier to find work when you already have it. Seems counterproductive, especially for the long-term unemployed, but recruiters agree that’s the way it...
  • Brandon Smith - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 11:09am
    It has been my experience that when performance reviews turn dysfunctional, 50% of the time the issue lies with the content itself (its inaccurate, vague, political, etc…)....
  • Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 2:36pm
    People often through around the phrase “he’s my mentor.” What does that really mean, though? Developing a useful mentoring relationship is more than just learning new skills...
  • Brandon Smith - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 1:08pm
    When it comes to performance reviews, perhaps nothing can be more frustrating than to be “surprised” during the conversation. However, before we go much further down the path...
  • Joshua Stewart - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 1:41pm
    A big part of a job search is polishing and fine-tuning your resume so it best reflects who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re headed. For some companies (mostly...
  • Brandon Smith - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 1:36pm
    Years ago, I was a young manager working for a large global financial services company. During my time there, the economy plummeted into a recession (sound familiar?). As a...
  • Joshua Stewart - Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:51am
    Remember “Linsanity”? Last month, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin became the talk of the sports world (and really pretty much everywhere else, too) after an...
  • Brandon Smith - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:54pm
    Performance reviews. Need I say more? There is nothing as dysfunctional and as predictable as the annual performance review. From vagueness to politics, from personal attacks...

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