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Working and Career
When Performance Reviews Become Political
- 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...
WORKING: Learning From 'Linsanity'
- 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...
- 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...
WORKING: What Superhero Would You Be?
- Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 4:08pm
Job interviews usually include questions like “Tell me a time when you faced a significant obstacle and how you overcame it,” or “Describe a time when you led a team.” But...
WORKING: Before You Click 'Send'
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 2:03pm
Sometimes sending a quick an email makes sense: you need to acknowledge receipt of something or try to work out logistics for a meeting. And it’s so easy to type a couple of...
WORKING: Moving Sideways, Moving Up
- Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:07pm
Any number of reasons might prompt a job-seeker to consider a lateral career move: family obligations, lifestyle changes, simply a desire for new scenery and challenges....
WORKING: Handling Criticism
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:20pm
We usually call it “constructive,” but criticism at work often doesn’t feel all that helpful. Maybe it’s because we were blindsided by the feedback or because it felt...
WORKING: Explaining A Layoff
- Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 1:16pm
Scenario: you’re fresh out of college and you get your first “real” job. But after a few months, you’re laid off. Now it’s time to start interviewing and finding another job...
WORKING: When 'Nice' People Lose
- Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 4:00pm
The old saying goes that nice guys finish last, whether it’s romance, business, whatever. It seems a bit counterintuitive, but a string of studies and surveys in the last six...
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