Roberta Chinsky Matuson
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Category Archives: General Observations

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself

I have a secret that I’ve never shared before. Years ago, I was at the height of my career (so I thought).  I was heading up the HR function for a fast-growing overnight delivery business, where I was able to make a massive difference in a short period of time. On the outside, everything looked […]

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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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Why You Might Want to Shop Your Own Business

The other day, I was at the Million Dollar Consulting Convention and decided to go to dinner with three of my colleagues. Normally we’d just call for an Uber but instead decided to grab a taxi, which was sitting a few feet away from the hotel entrance. I approached the taxi and knocked on the […]

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Five Workplace Prediction for 2018

Every year, I create workplace predictions based on my work with clients and my uncanny ability to see what others miss. Here are the first five of eighteen workplace predictions for the coming year. The rest will be announced in my January newsletter, which you can receive by subscribing here. 1.    Record numbers of employees will […]

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Business Lessons Learned From the Shores of Cape Cod

I feel so fortunate to be able to spend my summers on Cape Cod. It’s truly a magical place filled with gifts from Mother Nature, including business lessons. Here are some of my takeaways after spending a misty morning clamming. The early bird gets the clams. As I walked out into the flats with my […]

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Inconsistent Consistency

We took our family out to breakfast this morning at one of our favorite restaurants, where I experienced first hand what happens when you deliver inconsistent consistency. My meal came out lukewarm and was severely lacking in flavor. I found the experience quite puzzling, as I’ve ordered this dish before and remember how flavorful the […]

Also posted in Management, Thought Leadership

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Five Keys To Building A Joyous Life

I know a lot of people who move through life as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. You probably know some of these people as well. They are the friends on Facebook who start each day with a tale of another disaster that has just taken place in their […]

Also posted in Careers, Coaching, Job Searching, Learning and Development, Millennials

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Matuson’s 15 Workplace Predictions For 2015

Employee auctions will replace online recruiting. The highest bidder with the coolest office will win. Workplace violence will rise, as frustrated workers take matters into their own hands. Employees will flock to see Bad Bosses 2, while bad bosses watch reruns of Working Girl. Employees who’ve been sitting in the departure lounge will charter a […]

Also posted in Hiring and Recruitment, Musings, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Talent Maximization, Thought Leadership

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Offering Value

I took a client out to lunch the other day at a local restaurant and was surprised to find out that there is a price tag on every head (or shall I say tail) of shrimp. We both ordered the Caesar salad and for a small up charge, my client was able to add chicken. […]

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Five Life-Changing Ideas For Parents of New Grads

Congratulations to those of you who are now the parents of college graduates. For many, it’s been a long haul, but now your job is done. That’s right. It’s time to turn the reins over to your children who are now young adults. Here’s how you can best help them thrive. Take them off the […]

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