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Leadership and career
October 3, 2016

Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. Q: I am seriously thinking about starting my own business, but I’ve always worked for large companies. I liked what I read in your last column about going from large to small, but I can use some more convincing.  Do you have any other good reasons…
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Leadership and career
September 19, 2016

Successful, Yet Unhappy and Bored

By: Taunee Besson Q: I am a national sales manager of a medium-sized company. I rose from the ranks, overcoming every obstacle to attain my success. Yet my success is empty. I make a wonderful salary, am respected by my peers and enjoy a fine reputation in my industry. My…
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Leadership and career
August 29, 2016

Excellent Work + Communication = Success

By: Taunee Besson Q: I don’t know what happened. I just finished managing a project that has occupied most my days for the last 18 months. It was on time and within budget. I expected a lot of kudos and probably a raise or even a promotion. None were forthcoming. What…
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Leadership and career
August 8, 2016

Building Rapport in a New Job

Q: I have recently been recruited for a mid-managerial position with a large property management firm in the Southwest. Given that I'm an outsider, I'm concerned about how to build good rapport with the supervisors reporting to me, some of whom undoubtedly think they should have been offered my job.…
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Leadership and career
June 27, 2016

Steps to Improve On-the-Job Recognition

Q: In my current position, I've worked hard but haven't achieved the promotions and recognition I deserve. Although I get consistently good reviews, my manager doesn’t think of me when he assigns special projects or recommends people for advancement or management training. While I enjoy my job and the camaraderie…
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Leadership and career
June 10, 2016

5 Tips for Beating New Job Jitters

What’s more stressful than the first day of a new job? Well, there’s the first day of school, but that’s behind you now.  Back then, success meant sharpened No. 2 pencils and a new lunchbox. But to make sure you get off on the right foot at your new job,…
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Leadership and career
May 2, 2016

How Do I Keep My Job When My Company’s Been Acquired?

Q: My company just got acquired. One by one my long-term colleagues are being terminated and replaced by people from the acquiring firm. I would like to stay in my position, but I may be forced to leave. What should I do? A: First, recognize the acquiring company's management is…
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Leadership and career
April 25, 2016

Silence Isn’t Golden

Q: I’m about to start a new position that took me a long time to find. I want to get off to a great start and develop a long-term career with my next employer. Based upon past experience, it seems doing a good job isn’t enough. What am I missing?…
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Leadership and career
February 19, 2016

The Fastest Way to Recover After Screwing Up at Work

You goofed.  You blew it.  You really stepped in it this time.  Possibly the biggest, messiest, career-limiting move EVER, right? Or maybe it’s not quite so bad.  Probably feels like it, though. Cheer up.  Next week, the spotlight of shame will be on someone else. In the meantime, let’s see…
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Leadership and career
February 3, 2016

4 Actions That Will Accelerate Your Career Success

By: Vivian Ciampi Globalization, technology, rampant regulation and fierce competition at every turn have made today’s workplace more complicated than ever.  This is causing professionals at all levels—from the mail room to the boardroom—to flounder as they attempt to navigate the escalating complexities, consistently perform at a high level and…
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