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For more than 25 years, Roberta Matuson, president of Human Resource Solutions, has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-size businesses create exceptional workplaces leading to extraordinary results. As a seasoned consultant, Roberta is considered a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around and is a highly sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach.

Saying No When You Think You Should Say Yes

I was on vacation last week and reluctantly dragged myself through a museum, because others told me that this was something I couldn’t miss. If you’ve ever attended an event because you were told you must go or eat at a particular restaurant because everyone else was going, then you know exactly how it feels […]

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Why Now May Be The Time To Quit Your Executive Job

General Electric just told the city of Boston that they were scaling back their plans to grow the Boston HQ significantly. While that move alone may not mean much to you, they have to reimburse the state $87M of incentive money given to them when they agreed to move their corporate headquarters from Connecticut to […]

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Amazon Scraps HQ2 Plan in New York: What it Means for Employers Nationwide

Amazon delivered some shocking news last week when the company announced it was canceling its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in Long Island City, New York. Employers in and adjacent to their proposed new co-headquarters city are probably relieved to hear this news, as it’s likely many would have lost talent to Amazon. While they […]

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The Real Truth About Teams

I’m from New England, where I guess you could say we know a lot about teams here. Our New England Patriot’s just brought home their sixth Super Bowl championship and our beloved Red Sox are the number one team in the nation. If you truly have a team, then the team wins and loses together. […]

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How to Be a Great Mentee And Mentor

Many successful people attribute their success to having had a great mentor. But did you know that you can also experience high levels of growth by being a mentor, as well? Serving as a mentor could give you the opportunity to develop your communication skills, gain a new perspective, give back and expand your network. And, who knows—your mentee […]

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Circle of Life

I had an egg cream today, in honor of my dad Sy Chinsky, who recently passed away at the age of 90. It was his favorite drink. He often told the story about how he’d save his pennies, and when he had enough money, he’d go down to the corner drugstore and treat himself to […]

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader

What if you could learn from the world’s number one executive coach? Would you take it? I know I would, which is why I traveled to NJ last week. Marshall Goldsmith, the #1 leadership coach and author of the bestseller, What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There, unfortunately, is no longer accepting coaching clients. […]

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How to Out Shop Amazon for Tech Talent

Family members and friends call me an expert in the art of shopping. When I need something, I define exactly what I’m looking for and go after it with laser focus. I’m relentless. I don’t stop until I bring home my prey, which is why you should follow my advice on how to out shop […]

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The Best Gifts Don’t Come in Boxes

It’s starting already. The holiday catalogs are filling my mailbox. I’m not biting. Here’s why. I’ve got enough stuff. What I don’t have are enough experiences. I bet many of your relatives (especially those of you with adult children who are underemployed) would rather receive a check to help them return to school or use […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Hang Onto All of Your Talent

We’ve become so obsessed with hanging onto talent at all cost that we forget that there is a price to pay when no one leaves. If no one ever departs, then you are breathing your own exhaust. Attrition can be healthy for an organization. When you bring new people into the organization, you allow fresh […]

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