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Networking in a Hybrid Workplace

Managers are excited to get employees back in the office a few days a week to work. It’s important that some of that office time be used for socialization, too.

May 17, 2022
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Networking
Networking
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Why You Need Two-Part Feedback Sessions

Many people get defensive when getting feedback, creating a barrier to change. This simple change removes this impediment and makes feedback sessions more effective.

May 10, 2022
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Management: People
Management: People
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You Can’t Hire Candidates with Money Alone

Companies are struggling to recruit talent in a competitive market. As marketers have known for years a compelling pitch isn’t one-dimensional.

May 3, 2022
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What Japanese Murders, Ice Cream, and the Space Shuttle Can Teach Us about Leadership

There are often pressures, implicit and explicit, to ignore reality. As leaders we need to face the truth, no matter how difficult it may be.

April 26, 2022
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Leadership
Leadership
Ethics
Ethics
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What Do Scammers and Startup Founders Have in Common?

Many startup founders and certain types of scammers often have a similar mentality.

April 19, 2022
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Be Explicit about the New Rules as We Return to the Office

As companies move into a hybrid office the rules, written and unwritten, will be different. Leaving them unwritten creates risk; by addressing them as a team you create engagement and reduce employee frustration.

April 12, 2022
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Working Effectively
Working Effectively
Management: People
Management: People
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Will Smith Redux: Why Major Outrage for a Minor Incident Matters

The Will Smith incident seems like a minor skirmish that got blown out of proportion because he’s a celebrity, but in fact this is exactly the attention such behavior needs, and it signals an important shift in society and our workplaces.

April 5, 2022
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Ethics
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Why Will Smith’s Behavior Cannot Be Ignored

Holding celebrities, politicians, or executives to a different standard undercuts the goals of society.

March 29, 2022
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Ethics
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Are You Giving the Right Type of Feedback to Your Employees?

We’ve been taught about constructive criticism and positive feedback, but there’s another dimension to feedback stemming from a person’s motivation.

March 22, 2022
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Management: People
Management: People
Communication
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Permission to Network

A tiny change can drastically increase the amount of networking people do at conferences and other events.

March 15, 2022
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Networking
Networking
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How Long Will the Great Resignation Last?

The effects of the Great Resignation will be felt in the labor market for years to come. Understanding when and how effects will appear can help you better navigate a volatile labor market.

March 8, 2022
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Interviewing
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How Much Commitment Does Your Career Path Require?

We often face choices where it's hard to know which is right, especially if we can’t see very far down the path. Understanding the level of commitment required for a path can help you explore career options at minimal cost.

March 1, 2022
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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Leave a Job?

It’s easy to quit a job you hate, but how do you know whether it’s time to go before you get to the point of hatred and burnout? This process can help you decide if it’s time to quit.

February 21, 2022
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Interviewing
Interviewing
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Should You Quit Your Job Before You Have Another One Lined Up?

People say you should never quit until you have a new job. Instead of a hard and fast rule a clear rubric will lead to better decisions.

February 15, 2022
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Career Plan
Career Plan
Interviewing
Interviewing
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Not Sure How to Ask about Corporate Culture during an Interview? Blame Me.

It’s critical to learn about corporate culture before you accept a job offer but it can be awkward to raise such questions. Learn what to ask and how to ask it to avoid landing yourself in a bad situation.

February 8, 2022
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Interviewing
Interviewing
Working Effectively
Working Effectively
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Leadership is Not Atomic

The question “What’s the one tip you would give aspiring leaders?” isn’t just a bad question, it’s fundamentally the wrong way to think about leadership.

February 1, 2022
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Leadership
Leadership
Professional Development
Professional Development
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The Entrepreneur’s Prayer

The Entrepreneur’s Prayer guides you to find the balance between ego and humility allowing you to see a path to success while avoiding the traps others have fallen into.

January 25, 2022
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Leadership
Leadership
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A Barrel of Bad Apples from the Tree of Knowledge

The University of Michigan illustrates why organizations must be more thorough when there are multiple claims of harassment.

January 18, 2022
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Ethics
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The Bechdel Test Applied to Companies and Conferences

The Bechdel test is a quick lower bound on helping us make sure we haven’t totally ignored equality in movies. We can use it in events and organizations, too.

January 11, 2022
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Events
Events
Ethics
Ethics
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3 Simple Steps to Move Your Career Forward

Investing just a few hours per year will help you focus and advance in your career.

January 4, 2022
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Career Plan
Career Plan
Professional Development
Professional Development
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Non-Competes in a Virtual World

We need to rethink how non-competes operate as people work from anywhere.

December 14, 2021
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How to Be Compelling at Your Annual Review

A tiny effort will help you impress your manager and get better results at your annual review.

December 7, 2021
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Career Plan
Career Plan
Interviewing
Interviewing
Management: People
Management: People
Professional Development
Professional Development
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The Secret to Answering: Why Should I Hire You?

Most people blow it, but when answered correctly, this question will give you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and impress your interviewers.

November 30, 2021
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Interviewing
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Why You Need to Bring Croissants to Your Next Networking Event

A simple change can help make networking much more effective for yourself or even for everyone at your event.

November 23, 2021
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Networking
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Let’s Be Honest, This Job Isn’t Going to Last Forever

Honest career planning conversations between an employee and manager need to recognize that at some point the employee is going to leave the company.

November 16, 2021
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Career Plan
Career Plan
Management: People
Management: People
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Why HR Recruiters Need to Think like Marketers and How to Do It

In today’s war for talent you’re not just recruiting, you’re selling jobs to candidates. Make sure you know how to market and sell effectively.

November 9, 2021
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Interviewing
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How Workers Can Make the Most of the Great Resignation

There’s a reason you’re leaving your job. Make sure you don’t jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. Better yet, with a small change we can extinguish the fire altogether.

November 2, 2021
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Career Plan
Career Plan
Interviewing
Interviewing
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Why Private Groups Are Better for Growth

Groups with a high barrier to entry and high trust are often the most valuable groups to join.

October 26, 2021
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Networking
Networking
Events
Events
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Why You Need a Corporate Dictionary

Corporate dictionaries help define the terms and acronyms used through an organization. They can be made in minutes but save countless hours of confusion.

October 19, 2021
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Communication
Communication
Management: Process
Management: Process
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Offices for All

We have a chance to resign offices to best optimize for different styles of work.

October 12, 2021
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Management: People
Management: People
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8 Tips for Effective Lunch and Learns

Lunch and learns are a way for companies to promote less formal learning and knowledge sharing. While they are straightforward to run mechanically, a few things can make or break the success of the program.

October 5, 2021
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Education
Education
Professional Development
Professional Development
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Don't Ignore Your Internal Network

Networking isn't just for finding new jobs. Your network within an organization can often be even more valuable than your external network.

September 28, 2021
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Creating Engaging Conferences Your Attendees Will Love

Over the past twenty years the internet has increased the amount of content available online while decreasing its cost. Covid blew the doors off the event industry showing us that most content could be effectively delivered online. Going forward conferences can no longer be simply a series of talks, but instead must provide additional value justifying the time and money attendees spend. When done right, it can lead to better experiences and more loyal attendees.

September 21, 2021
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Events
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How to Earn $30,000 in 30 Minutes or Less

How learning to negotiate can add five or even six figures to your lifetime career earnings. Once you read this, you’ll be kicking yourself as to why you didn’t learn to do this sooner.

September 14, 2021
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Negotiation
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If This Is So Important, Why Didn’t They Teach It to Me?

Have people told you networking is important? What about communication, teamwork, and leadership? For all the lip service given them, how much formal education did you have on such essential skills? Probably little, if any. What are these skills and why haven't they been taught to students?

September 7, 2021
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Professional Development
Professional Development
Education
Education
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