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'Senior Management Is Dysfunctional'

Sometimes dysfunction at work isn’t obvious. Sometimes we just feel the dysfunction. We know in our gut that things are not right but we can’t exactly put our finger on it. It’s not our boss, at least not most of the...

April 10, 2013
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WORKING: Beating The Bias

There’s a bias we all have that you might have experienced before. It’s called the “gambler’s fallacy” – basically, whenever you go on a streak or wins or losses, you just know that the streak is about to end. (So you...

April 5, 2013
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'If You Are Looking For Something More'

This month we’ve been tackling the journey of finding the perfect work soul mate – that job that fits us like a glove, inspires us, and meets our needs along the way. In my last post, I offered my own personal journey...

April 1, 2013
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WORKING: In A Cliche Rut?

We tackle lots of serious and interesting work problems with Brandon Smith on Working. This week, we’re having a little bit of fun looking at all the trite phrases and workplace clichés that end up in so many of our...

March 29, 2013

How I Found My Work Soul Mate

I want to tell you the story of one person’s struggle to find his work soul mate and the journey that took him there. This is my story on how I fell in love with my job. The story begins in the halls of George Walton...

March 25, 2013
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WORKING: March Madness

March Madness is well underway, with the Sweet Sixteen later this week and the Final Four in Atlanta April 6. Traditionally, that means a lot of us are sneaking time at work to check the scores, watch live games, update...

March 22, 2013
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WORKING: Grad School?

Some college graduates are foregoing the workplace for more education after they graduate. They're heading right back to the classroom in pursuit of graduate degrees, hoping the turbulent job market will be calmer in a...

March 15, 2013
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Finding Your Work Soul Mate

Is your job your perfect work “soul mate?” Does it feed you in ways that go beyond money? This post is about finding your work soul mate – that job that seems to be made and meant for you. Let me be clear. Falling in...

March 13, 2013
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WORKING: Where's My Promotion?

You’ve worked hard, you’ve been getting more responsibility and bigger projects. And now there’s a chance for a promotion. But you don’t get it. And no one can tell you exactly why. Why don’t promotions work out for us...

March 8, 2013
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WORKING: Competitive Edge?

Are you competitive at work? What does that look like? And do your co-workers see you that way? You may think you’re plenty driven in your job and that it’s obvious to others, including your boss. But what if it isn’t?...

March 1, 2013