Roberta Chinsky Matuson
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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 Free Advice Isn’t Worth the Price

If I had a dollar for every time someone wrote me and asked me for free advice, I could probably retire. I used to say yes. That was until I realized that by doing so, I was doing more harm than good. Here’s why. Free advice is often dismissed. How often has someone given you […]

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Why Performance Alone Won’t Get You to the Top

Have you ever noticed that it’s not necessarily the best performers who get promoted? I have. The television show The Voice is a good example of how performance alone may not take you to the top. In this show, vocalists compete for a recording contract with the help of superstar coaches. Viewers weigh in and […]

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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Ryan Lochte

Several weeks ago, you may have dreamed of the day when you became as famous as Ryan Lochte. By now, I’m sure your dreams and goals have changed. Yet, what have we learned from this situation? Be honest-It’s so easy today for tiny white lies to explode into one big fat lie. Cameras are everywhere, […]

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New Year, New Start!

In just a few days the confetti will be gone and what will be left is a fresh New Year. This is a great time to take stock of what’s been going well in your life and what areas could use significant improvement. Take a few moments to acknowledge your accomplishments, which I’m sure are […]

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New Year, New Job?

I really thought people would wait until January before giving notice. However, in the past week I have learned of at least three people in my circle who have already told their employers they would be departing before the clock strikes midnight. These people know something you don’t. They know when it’s time to go. […]

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Be Bold!

Last Friday, I met with my mentor Alan Weiss to discuss my business and how I can continue to offer substantial value to clients and prospects. Here’s what he said. “Roberta, you need to be more bold.” I found that statement quite surprising considering I’m a native New Yorker who has never had a problem […]

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Is Your Boss Driving You Psycho? Horrible Bosses

Oh this is going to be good. Warner Bros./New Line Cinema is releasing a new movie on July 8th called Horrible Bosses. I’m betting people will be trampling over one another to secure a ticket to this movie. We’ve all had them and some of us still are experiencing the horrible boss. But what’s an […]

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A Letter to the Class of 2010 (Not a Typo)

Dear Class of 2010, I’m sorry to say that your time in the sun is fading fast. Those of you who have gotten comfortable in your job at the country store, instead of continuing to pursue a job in your field, are now facing the reality of being yesterday’s news. You ask, how can this […]

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Will Your Employees Still Love You Tomorrow?

Who cares if your employees will still love you tomorrow? The real question is, will they still respect you tomorrow? One of the biggest mistakes business owners and managers make is being more concerned about being loved, than respected. So much so, that I’ve dedicated an entire chapter to this topic in my new book, […]

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