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Newly Graduated? Wandering Around Wondering What to Do?

“Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self-the one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.” —Kirstin Hannah Are you struck by how hard it is to succeed in this life? Must you make the sad choice between your passion and money? Many new college graduates are surprised by …

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Good Things Come to Those Who Work Part II

Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay “If you are not making someone else’s life better, than you are wasting your time “— Will Smith I am participating in the She Engineers Virtual Summit. The summit is a five-day virtual event that will take place from November 18 to November 22 — sponsored by Stephanie Slocum, who wrote the book. Her …

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The President’s Pee Wee Herman Defense: “I Know You Are, But What Am I?”

Image by 8470024 from Pixabay “I know you are, but what am I?” No matter what happens our current President projects the issues unto someone else. Whatever he did is projected unto someone, anyone else. It is amazing to watch. I am reminded of the scene in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure where he and his friend engage …

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When Your Boss’s Career Is in Trouble, So Is Yours

Tainted Leadership Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay “You can be the most productive and most effective, but politics show up as ego, jealousy and sabotage from bosses who can’t perform.” ― Richie Norton I was having a good year until I wasn’t. I had established trust with my boss. My team was meeting or beating the group …

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In Leadership, There Are Few Lone Wolves

Collaborative Management Image by Bernd Hildebrandt from Pixabay “Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” ― Patrick Lencioni Working well with others is one key to success. I was straight out of Engineering school. I landed a job with a Fortune 500 aerospace company. …

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Don’t Burn Your Bridges While You Are Still Standing On Them

Vindictive Leadership Image by Noupload from Pixabay Once you notify your boss you have a new job, you must leave. No back zees. “You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this …

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Don’t Let Management Treat You Like a Sucker, Stand Up

Differential Leadership “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Image by Paul Sprengers from Pixabay If you are following the rules, written or unwritten, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do what everyone else is doing. The bosses may …

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How to Stand Up to Your Abusive Boss and Keep Your Job

WTF Management Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When your boss’s unhealthy actions are putting your team’s success in danger, you must address that behavior. WTF? I walked into my new office. I had taken a job as a Senior Director at a large aerospace company. The staff of eight business unit managers reported directly to …

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Firing People Who Don’t Deserve It

Merciless Leadership Image by joseph_Berardi from Pixabay “When it’s time to let someone go, do it right. No surprises. No humiliation.” — Jack Welch Being the leader of a hundred-million-dollar organization is no joke. Part of the leader’s job, especially when business is not going well, is to reduce expenses, to make cuts. Those cuts include reducing the size …

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be the Boss?

Audacious Leadership Image by Vitabello from Pixabay “The challenge of Leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold but not a bully; be thoughtful but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” Jim Rohn Being the boss is not a …

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