Adapting to change is the name of the game in career management

Yet many workers are confused about the rules of the game… When employees realize that the name of the game in career management is not ‘do your work well,’ it sometimes comes as a shock. The game is, rather, ‘constantly ensure … More…

Catch more flies by delivering the genuine you

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There is a degree of posturing required to survive most roles within any career, from prime minister to newly-hired coffee runner. Posturing is about taking a stance that conveys a message, and then with a little extra effort, looking ultra-comfortable, … More…

60-second life savers – The stealth workout for tough days in work and life

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When life robs you of your time to exercise, you can steal a little back without breaking a sweat. Whether you are a working professional or stay-at-home parent, staying fit is a vital part of your ability to survive. In … More…

Your social media profile picture: To be …updated… or not to be, that is the question

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Social media profile pictures. I avoid them. Why? Because they don’t age, but I do. In a way, posting a profile picture starts the countdown to a lie. Only on the day that the picture is taken does it represent … More…

Job seekers: Treat rejection as part of the interview

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I recently spoke with a software company’s top HR guy. He related the story of a candidate who, because of his own actions, precluded himself from being considered for any future jobs with the company. This is a story of … More…

Why Job Seekers Need Not Be Shy

Job Seekers – Don’t be Shy with Recruiters When talking to a recruiter, job seekers should not be shy about asking clarifying questions. Many job candidates are overly-deferential in their initial conversations with recruiters; that inclination can dilute the value of … More…

Incentives Gone Wild Part II: Customer strong-armed for “perfect” service feedback rating

No brand shows well when the marketing talk gets stomped on by the customer service walk.

This article is Part II of “Incentives Gone Wild,” a story discussing the reality of incentives that hit too close to an individual’s pocketbook. When businesses and governments implement over-simplified incentive programs, people begin to see dollars within reach and … More…

Incentives Gone Wild: Atlanta School System Cheating Scandal Just One of Many Visible Signs of Overly-simplistic Incentive Programs

Misguided Incentives Steal the Show This week we’ve learned of the Atlanta school system’s multi-teacher, multi-administrator, multi-school conspiracy to cheat in order to win funds for the school and for teacher bonuses. The dangerously short and direct tie from individual … More…

Circle of Military Trysts Predicted by Neuropsychologist’s Writings on the Science of Hormones

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Everything I needed to know about the Petraeus/Broadwell/Allen/Kelley/Shirtless FBI Agent circle I learned when reading Dr. Louann Brizendine’s book series on on the science of male and female brains and the impact hormone cycles have on our behaviors and perceptions. In her … More…