Category Archives: Career Management

‘Tis the Season…

With the completion of Thanksgiving weekend, the holiday party season will kick into high gear.  Time for wine and cheese gatherings at the neighbors, a dinner with your spouse’s office, or celebration events with an alumni club/nonprofit/professional group. These gatherings … Continue reading

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Comfortable or Complacent?

With 2013 beginning to wind down, many people will use this time of year to take stock in their lives.  One part of that introspection will often include one’s career.  Individuals who have been doing the same job for multiple … Continue reading

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Networking Tips from The Godfather

In the opening scene of the 1972 classic, The Godfather,  Don Corleone (The Godfather) and Bonasera (the undertaker) engage in a conversation around favors.  Bonasera desires justice to be served on the young men who assaulted his daughter.  After some … Continue reading

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Motivating “Cruise Control” Employees

You know this person. He arrives at 8:00 a.m. and clocks out exactly at 5:00 p.m. –never a minute late on either end.  He does what is assigned and his work performance is satisfactory.  He has been doing the same … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation in the Office – Part II

In a recent post, I shared some profiles of employees who make change difficult in an office setting.  I offered some ideas on how to work around or through these individuals in the first “Overcoming Obstacles” installment.  Today, I offer … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation

In a recent post, I shared a handful of “Innovation Obstacle” personalities that can be found in most office settings.  Many readers remarked about working with some of these personalities, and a few readers were brave enough to admit they assumed … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Innovation in the Office

At times during my career, I have been part of teams that feared new ideas.  In today’s markets, when teams fear trying new ideas, businesses can quickly become outdated.  In order to create a culture that embraces innovation, you have … Continue reading

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