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    Why the Answer ISN’T Finding Your “Dream Job”

    Recently I came across a blog entry, that really got me worked up.

    Basically the author complained about being 24 and not yet getting her “dream job.” While I appreciated how the advice that followed was well intentioned and somewhat informative, what really got me upset was the general attitude and premise of the discussion.…

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    How Success Takes a Village

    I recently completed a pilot for a new initiative at work. It was the culmination of months and months of planning, maneuvering, stakeholdering and hard work. There were a number of touch obstacles to overcome and endless coordination between a number of parties. To see the press release hit the wire and to hear positive …

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    How to Be a Successful Manager-Removing Obstacles

    If we asked experts what the first job of an effective leader is, the conflicting answers would be plentiful: Some would say it’s to set a vision and goals. To others it would be to motivate the group being led. A few would even venture to single out something more clever like surrounding oneself with …

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    The One Thing That Can Make You Successful

    153. That’s the number of work emails I received yesterday. And that doesn’t even account for the 45 emails that I had to write and send (nor does it factor in my personal email accounts). Pair that with 5 hours of conference calls and an end-of-day deadline and you have a pretty packed day. Then …

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    Are You Scared of Your Boss?

    Maybe it’s Hollywood, or stories from friends, mentors and parents, but it seems that a majority of us get nervous (or at least a little edgy) when we are “called into the boss’ office?”

    It’s not a new thing either, but one that has probably gone back for generations when subjects were called in front …

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    The Key to Your Organization’s Successful Future

    With a number of the talks I have been giving at companies and universities, I recently reconnected with my alma mater. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I searched to see if some of the on-campus activities that I was involved in were still around.

    Some extra curricular organizations I was involved in had been around for …

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    Leaving a Lasting Positive Legacy from the Start

    The other day, as I sat in my office, lost in thought, my attention diverted to a poster-sized enlargement of my company ID badge that hung on my office wall that had been signed by everyone in the office and was given to me as a gift when I was moving on from the first …

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    How to Take Credit for Your Great Work

    “Yeah. In a couple days we are presenting to our executive team and I wanted to see if you had that one report we went over at our last team meeting. I wanted to include it,” explained one of the other managers in my office.

    “What is the topic?” I inquired.

    “The presentation is about …

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    How to Manage When You Have No Clue

    “Wait, what’s a SORD order again?” I asked. “And where do we get the information I need for the account?”

    “You get that from BOSS, but you can’t use BOSS-south only BOSS-north, otherwise you will get an error. But before you complete the SORD order you need to go into Telegence and process a request …

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    Success at Work or Failure? Make the call

    Recently I was working on an initiative for my job that involved getting some feedback from an Executive Director at my company. I had emailed him, asking a couple of questions and requesting a meeting to discuss what I was working on.

    Over a week went by without a response. I found out that he …

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