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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Holiday Party Tips For This Year’s Office Gathering

I've seen more careers hit the skids during the holiday times than any other time of the year. Here's why. Employees, (particularly younger employees), mistakenly believe that it's ok to let your guard down and have fun during the holiday festivities. I'm not saying that it's not ok to have some fun. However, I would […]

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Giving Thanks

It's the time of year when we take a few moments to think about what we are grateful for. Besides, family, friends and my health, I am particularly grateful that there are differences in the generations. Think of how boring life would be if we were all the same. I am grateful that my children […]

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Class of 2013

I'm a huge fan of Beloit College's annual mindset list, which is published in late August. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students in college who are scheduled to graduate in particular year. In this case, the year is 2013. Most of these students were born in the […]

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Four Myths About Mature Workers

I had the pleasure of speaking this afternoon to a group of professionals in the museum industry who were attending the New England Museum Association's annual conferece. As part of the discussion, I shared with them four myths about mature workers. I welcome you to use the comment section to add your own myths to […]

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How to Demotivate Your Staff

This morning, I joined a group of volunteer's at my children's school to set up for one of the school's biggest events of the year. Now that I've done this once, I won't be doing it again. Here's why. I have no problems with physical labor, but I don't expect to be one of the […]

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