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5 Critical Tips When Delivering Bad News to the Boss

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00
Giving the boss bad news is never fun.  But it’s a fact of life that things will go wrong sometime, so how do you impart bad tidings to a higher up without having it impact your career?  (Hint: It...

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How Leaders Can Reach Their Full Potential – with Kevin Eikenberry

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:00
I spoke to Kevin Eikenberry about how leaders can reach their full potential, how they can get ahead without isolating their team, and how a leader’s ego can get in the way of their success....

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What to Do When an Employee Makes a Serious Mistake

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:00
Assuming that you don’t employ robots, at some point you’ll have employees who make mistakes. (Although if you do employ robots, no need to read further.) Some mistakes are routine – a typo here, a...

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Digital Royalty’s Amy Jo Martin: Why Innovation Is Worth the Work

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:30
Innovation looks good on paper, but few established organizations are able to make it happen in practice. When I interviewed Digital Royalty’s founder Amy Jo Martin, the bestselling author of...

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The “Top Project Managers” – Biggest Obstacles

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00
For the second post in this series, I talk to the project managers who made up the “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” List about what have been the biggest obstacles they’ve faced...

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First-time Manager? Here’s What You Need to Know

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:00
If you’re new to managing, the skills that served you well up until this point probably aren’t going to be enough to bring you success managing a team. Managing well requires a whole different set of...

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How Apps Can Be a Game-Changer for Your Career

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:00
It’s estimated the self-help industry in the U.S. is around $10 billion annually, and Americans are getting access to even more advice and success strategies through apps. Want to find the right...

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Career Troubleshoot: Beware of OPG (Other People’s Goals)

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:00
If your goals aren’t your own, you won’t be motivated to achieve them, and even if you do, the sense of accomplishment will be empty. Most of us over age 30 remember the song OPP from the 90s. The...

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Are You Giving Enough Feedback to Your Team?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:00
If you’re a manager, I can tell you with almost total certainty that you don’t give your team members enough feedback. I say this because the vast majority of managers don’t, so you’re not alone. The...

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Most Valuable Advice From “The Top Project Managers”

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:00
Recently, The Fast Track blog released our “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” list. In order to learn how to be a better project manager, I spoke to six of the fourteen...

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When Your Former Peer Becomes Your Manager

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:00
One day you’re working happily together as coworkers, and the next day your peer has been promoted and is now your manager. How do you adjust to the change? When a peer becomes your manager, the...

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How to Complete a Special Project During Your Day Job

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:05
Special projects are just that—not a part of your daily activities that require your input and attention. They can be great fun. They can raise your profile both in and out of the office. They...

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Bank of America – How to Get More Women Into IT Leadership

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:30
Research shows there are “unconscious biases” against women in the tech industry. Employers like Bank of America are proactively combatting such problems and working to move more women into tech...

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Peter Shankman Says Company Loyalty Isn’t Dead

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:00
The post-recession business world has revealed a kinder, gentler business world in which better treatment of customers and employees will positively impact your bottom line. During the corporate...

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5 Ways to Get Your Boss to Trust You More

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:00
How much does your boss trust you? Does she take you at your word, value your opinion, and have faith in your work quality? Or have you noticed that she’s more likely to be skeptical that you’re...

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How to Grow Your Emotional Intelligence

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:30
I spoke to Steve Gutzler, who is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle based Leadership Development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly sought after speaker who has delivered over 2500...

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Workplace Success – What You Need to Know this Week

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:00
Here are three stories people are talking about this week. 1. Information overload is raising costs and lowering productivity Information overload — including having smartphones and other...

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How Managers Can Still Coach When Short on Time

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 08:00
Coaching is supposed to be part of any manager’s job. But who has time? If done correctly, however, coaching can not only be efficient, but beneficial to you and your team.  “If you don’t...

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The QuickBase Learning Content Management App

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:09
One of the challenges facing organizations today is how to get a team on the same page in rolling out a project, especially if some members are in far-flung locations, working in different time zones...

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Study: Why We’re So Wrong About How Others See Us at Work

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:00
While we may believe that we seem to strike the right balance in our dealings with others at work, a new study suggests that we’re often off base when it comes to judging how others see us. Why...

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