Tag Archives: career

Getting to No

I get it; telling someone no feels selfish. But when you learn to say it artfully and strategically, everyone wins in the end. It’s all in how you deliver that important, critical word. Consider one of these approaches The flat-out … Continue reading

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Work Rules

Think in terms of having a career you love. What makes your heart sing? What are you good at doing? Is this a dead-end job or a stepping stone in your master plan? Get to know people and reach out … Continue reading

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Are You Wasting Employees’ Talent?

I divide great workers into two different camps. One group is hungry for every opportunity you can throw at them, asking about advancement from day one. I call these people “astronauts.” Light the fuse, and they’ll overshoot the moon. The … Continue reading

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A Thing

You have “a thing.” And no. it’s not your “issues.” Or your “stuff.” It’s the only thing you love doing. And maybe even being. Maybe you feel it when you’re plugging in a guitar. Maybe you feel it when you’re … Continue reading

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How Do I Handle My Bosses’ Gossiping?

Q: My boss regularly complains to me about my co-workers, and they tell me she does the same with them. Her habit of openly  discussing our flaws tends to pit people against each other and create conflict. However, she always … Continue reading

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