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Jan 19 2016

The Biggest Component to Making Resolutions Stick

This time of year, everyone’s joining gyms, taking up yoga, walking the dog more, eating empty calories less.  But, here’s the thing: we spend most of our time at work, so doesn’t it make sense that companies should get on the healthy train, too?  

Jan 11 2016

Want to Delegate-But Just Don't Have the Time?

 (reposted from January 2012)

  For most managers, this is an extremely busy time of the year. You’ve likely got goal setting, performance reviews,   bonus discussions and strategic planning. Did I forget to mention you also have the day-to-day responsibility of managing your team?

 

Dec 21 2015

Are You a Future Scrooge?

One of my favorite Christmas movies is A Christmas Carol.  While watching it the other day, the scene in which Scrooge is whisked away by the Ghost of Christmas Past struck me as particularly poignant.At first, Scrooge is delighted by the happy scenes he’s presented...

Nov 25 2015

Management Lessons Learned from Black Friday

Thanksgiving is about gratitude, and, no matter your belief system or country of origin, that concept is one that resonates. Also, there’s nothing like gathering around a table with friends and loved ones to do some serious eating. And, let’s be honest, drinking. And then eating again.

 

Nov 11 2015

Want to Thank our Veterans ? Hire Them!

Unless someone close to you has served, Veterans Day can sometimes end up being about a day off and department store sales with maybe a moment or two devoted to thinking about veterans.Which is kind of crazy. Where would we be without the brave folks who fought for us in World Wars I and II and every conflict thereafter?   The answer can be chilling.  

Oct 29 2015

Are You Holding Yourself Back?

More than anything else, self-sabotage can totally derail your career.  Recently, I was reminded of this common problem during a conversation with a friend. He’s diligent, smart, a team player and qualified, yet he’s having a hard time taking the next step in his career.  The reason? 

 

Oct 09 2015

How To Work Your Way Back From Summer

Remember what it was like at the start of a new school year? The fresh new backpack, school supplies, classes, and, according to our teachers, a clean academic slate.  Though it was hard to leave summer vacation behind, it was always so exciting  - even if you were nervous - to go back to school. 

 

Sep 13 2015

Navigating the Work Culture Jungle

After reading the New York Times article about Amazon’s culture, I was left with the impression that the working experience there would be somewhere between Lord Of The Flies and Oliver Twist.

 

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