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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Communicating with Authority

I was recently asked for tips on how to communicate with senior level executives and managers.Here are my top five tips on how to communicate with authority. Be prepared-Know what you want to say and say it. Practice exactly what you need to say until you feel confident that you are succinct. After all, time […]

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Last Day to Receive a Free Inside Look On What Goes on in the Mind of a Hiring Manager

Earlier this month I offered a free dowload of Selecting for Success: The Complete Guide to Hiring Top Talent to job seekers who signed up for my Job Search Mentoring Program: This guide provides job seekers with a rare opportunity to see what hiring managers are really looking for when they are asking specific […]

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Why Outplacement Should be Tossed Out the Door

All good things must come to an end and I believe outplacement, which served it’s purpose in the 80’s and 90’s when few people had access to home computers and unlimited long-distance calling, should be retired along with shoulder pads. Why? Because this one size fits all model no longer fits most people. A recent […]

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The Real Reason Why Your Recent College Grad May Not Be Employed

If you are the parent of a recent college grad, you can certainly sympathize with young people who happen to graduate during one of the worst times in economic history. Most likely you believe it’s the economy and not your off-spring that’s to blame. Would you still think this were the case if you knew […]

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Employees Taking Flight

Let’s admit it. At some point in your career you’ve played this scene over and over in your head. Cue music. The song, Take This Job and Shove It is streaming in your mind, as you enter your boss’s office. You then eloquently deliver the news. “I’m out of here!” as you dump your office […]

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Are You Chasing Your Tail?

A member of my family, who shall remain nameless, lost his cell phone the other day in our cottage. We did what most people would naturally do. We called his number and then went from room to room trying to follow his ringtone. Heck, we even turned the Disney Channel off so all hands could […]

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Ask and You Shall Receive

I'm simply blown away by the response I'm getting from people who are willing to give of their time to help me with my book, Suddenly in Charge-Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around. You see, the names that appear on the back of books touting how wonderful a book is don't magically appear. You […]

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Scoring Big Both On and Off the Field of Business

I'll be the first to admit that sports are not my thing. I usually roll my eyes when people start throwing out sports analogies, as if I can really relate to them. But Dan Coughlin's book, Find a Way To Win, is different. Coughlin provides us with direct access inside the head of one of […]

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