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Let Go of Fear in the New Year: Add Risk-Taking to Your 2017 Resolutions

The New Year has arrived and with it comes new hurdles, excitement and opportunities, and . . . if you let it, a time for a new, empowered you! A primary directive to feeling empowered is letting go of fear. The fear of taking risks could be the single most critical barrier between you and […]

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The Employee Vacation: Your Help Is Needed

In our minds, a future vacation is often like a quiet oasis at the end of the rough desert of a busy year, beckoning from afar with visions of worry-free … (insert some activity here – beach-lounging, mountain-climbing, etc.) – till it’s actually vacation time. Then the oasis often turns to be not so quiet. […]

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The Great Morale Dampener

All work, no recognition makes Jack a dull boy This variation on the old proverb should be made a workplace motto. My recent Psychology Today article deals with a bad boss trait that at first glance seems relatively innocuous, more a nuisance that a threat – bragging. Well, if one just self-promotes by exaggerating one’s […]

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Don’t Want To Be A Bad Boss?

Your employees can help When under stress or frustrated, most bosses aren’t on their best behavior – just like most mortal beings. A virtual charmer in the morning can easily morph into a raging bull in the afternoon. One can lose sight of his goals in the midst of emotional turmoil – sometimes behaving like […]

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A Graduate’s Biggest Challenge

And how you, the hiring manager, can help It’s that time of year again – a new batch of college graduates, their hopes high, spills out from the nation’s campuses. They are eager to join the workforce, but as they start interviewing for a position, many of them encounter a seemingly insurmountable obstacle – a […]

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Spotting The Best Candidate

Look for their unique selling proposition. Filling a position requires a lot of work on the hiring manager’s part – going through resumes, selecting those who appear to be a good fit, interviewing them, imagining each candidate in that job. Your choice will affect the company’s performance, so it’s a responsibility. Wouldn’t you want that […]

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Whining: Are You Sapping Your Team’s Energy?

Any manager is a human being. Duh! – I hear you say. Bear with me, for it is something that can be helpful to always keep in mind. What I mean is that no matter how talented a manager you are, your personal tendencies have a bearing on your behavior in the workplace. Some of […]

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A Self-Centered Boss: Burden To The Team?

So, you are doing great, you say. Terrific, now what about your unit, group, subdivision, department – the people who need your leadership? Take a careful look: do you pay enough attention to their needs and problems? It’s natural to be proud of one’s achievements – the results of your hard work and administrative talent. […]

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Managing Mood Swings

Employees take their “attitudinal” cues from their bosses. If the boss is upbeat, then the employee acts in kind. If the boss is all over the map, your workplace may be morphing into a sugared up schoolyard, complete with sugar crashes in the afternoon. If your employees are wearing more “Goth” attire lately, you might […]

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Five Things Not to Do in a Job Interview

In my latest article for Psychology Today I talk about winning in that high-stake game – the job interview. Seemingly insignificant mistakes can lead to a job opportunity slamming shut in your face. But putting attention on a few key things and keeping a positive attitude will help you to get through. Here is a […]

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