Contributor PostsGet PromotedHRLeadership
June 9, 2014

Learn to Get Along with HR

Being able to forge a healthy relationship with Human Resources — ahem, HR — is a critical step in the development and growth of your career path. But often, people tend to duck and hide or flee the path of HR for the fear of receiving bad news. Here’s the…
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Contributor PostsGet PromotedHRLeadership
May 15, 2014

Should You Ever Be Friends With Your Boss?

The answer to this question seems straight-forward from a human resources perspective; it’s almost laughable to ask. But alas, outside of HR, this is a question that is often overlooked. The best answer is no — you should not be friends with your boss in almost all situations. Even your weird…
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Contributor PostsEmployee CommunicationsLeadership
February 17, 2014

4 Ways to Earn Your Boss’s Respect

Starting a new job or having a new boss is always intimidating. You’re walking into a new situation, somewhat blind with high expectations of what’s to come. Without even knowing about it, you rub your new boss the wrong way… and all because you stumbled over the “respect is earned, not…
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Leadership
January 17, 2014

How to Make Performance Management a Two-Way Conversation

The calls have already started coming in this week – two weeks earlier than I expected. Annual reviews have started to be delivered. Results from 2013 are being shared. Promotions are being handed out and denied. And performance management feels like a sentence. Performance Management as a phrase, refers to…
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LeadershipStop Hating Your Job
December 9, 2013

Your Holiday Ripple

I was in a shoe store the other day looking for something I could throw on every day on my trek to Caribou. Let’s just say I’ve been looking for a while, so perhaps I’m a bit picky about the shoes I wear. I’m a nice customer – I smile,…
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Get PromotedHRLeadership
October 21, 2013

Learning & Development in the Real World

It took me a long time in my career to understand that my success, development and growth were solely up to me. In school, the professors always made it sound like the company would care about our success; that they would foster us through different experiences to keep us on…
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Contributor PostsInternal PoliticsLeadership
September 17, 2013

Stop Ruining Your Credibility at Work

As a solopreneur, I have been constantly told that one of the most important pillars of success is building credibility within your market or niche. Experts say that if you can show you are credible, then people will want to “buy-in” to what you are saying and selling. But credibility…
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