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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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Turn a Distant Boss Into an Interested One

While dealing with the pressures of day-to-day management, keep in mind that as you immerse yourself in work, your stuff may be reaching out to you – for a huge variety of reasons. Your delay in responding may be justified but, like with anything else, people tend to assume the worst, and misunderstanding can lead […]

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Can You Innovate AND Manage Like Steve?

Recent departure of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple sent some major ripples throughout the business community. There is a universal feeling, though (reflected in the way its shares’ prices behaved after the news), that it’s not going to weaken Apple in any way. Being a truly great leader, Jobs has made Apple the best […]

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Tame Your “Horrible Boss”

If you’ve seen the new movie “Horrible Bosses”, there’s a good chance it made you think of someone you have to deal with on a daily basis. The movie’s exaggerated villains reminded me of childish behavior I have so often observed in real life. In my recent article for Psychology Today I reviewed some of […]

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College Grads, Take Heart: A New Press-Release

It’s that time of the year again, when colleges let an infusion of fresh young blood into the nation’s workforce – an estimated 1.5 million graduates this year. College is hard – only about half the people who go to college actually graduate. Those who saw it through and just received their diplomas certainly have […]

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The Art Of Quitting (Or Staying)

Jenna Goudreau, who runs a diverse and informative women-oriented column on Forbes.com touches upon a very important subject in her recent article, The Dos And Don’ts Before Leaving Your Job. A study by insurance provider MetLife shows that 36% of workers are planning a fresh start in 2011. If you are one of them, there […]

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