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    A Sense of Urgency trumps a Panic Crush

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    What’s the difference between panic and urgency?

    Panic: You can usually tell when somebody is in a panic situation. They are making rapid and too often unwise decisions.

    Urgency: Is when a person is more calm and deliberate as well as skilled and focused.

    Everyone has moments of panic. That’s just part of life and …

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    Things People Do During Conference Calls

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    Conference calls are very common in everyday business and let’s be honest, most of them are boring. As a result, most people cannot fully concentrate on the call and press the mute button to do other activities. Below are the most common things people do on conference calls.

    Driving: Some people prefer to take conference…
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    16 Traits of Winning Employees

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    There is no such thing as the perfect employee. However, there are certain tell-tale signs that will either allude to the fact that a hire will work out or will turn into a headache.

    The saying goes – a job seeker is either part of the problem or part of the solution. When a new …

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    Why a Personal Email Address Matters

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    Do you have one?

    Do you have more than one?

    How many personal email addresses do you have?

    Personal Email Addresses Matter

    In my case I currently have three that I regularly stay connected with and respond to inbound email. How many do you have? If none, why not? Perhaps this post will help change …

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    Make the Ask … Everyone Wins

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    Put it right up front.

    Put it out there.

    Ask for what you want.

    Up Front Is Better

    There are two lines of thinking here. My thinking is driven by a VP I used to work with at Microsoft. He suggested that people put the ask up front. He didn’t want a lot of pre-amble. …

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    Career Advice from Movies

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    Movies are not only fun to watch but also they can teach you something. They are great at showing other people’s successes and failures in certain situations and help you learn from these.  Therefore, as a working professional, whenever you need a break or some motivation, think about the below quotes and inspire yourself.

    “It…
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    Attitude Edition: The 5 things that can help you succeed

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    The Five Things That Can Help You Succeed: the Attitude Edition

     

    The information is ubiquitous: our attitudes color how we see the world, how we respond to stimuli, and can even affect our health. So how can we cultivate the kind of attitude that helps us succeed at work? Here are five attitude factors …

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    How Effective is Networking for Job Search

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    This is a question asked at all university lectures I give and is a valid one. Though, in reality how much does networking work for recent college graduates?

    Contrary to popular belief it is NOT as highly effective a tool when compared to other avenues, such as applying directly to hiring companies or recruiters whether …

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    Read the Books Your Parents Read

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    Lately I’ve been flashing back to a book I recently read.

    It’s a remembrance of a more genteel time.

    But, it had a chilling effect on my thinking.

    It’s a book my father read.

    I ignored it for many years. Until a friend brought it up. Then I paid attention.

    Why is that? Why did …

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    Make Meetings Matter: An Interview with Paul Axtell

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    What is the most dreaded part of your work day? For many, it’s the seemingly endless stream of meetings to talk about other meetings that we have to set up. In the workplace, often times nothing gets done as a result of this bottleneck, which can stall progress for an organization and a career. Fortunately, …

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