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How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She’s four, so it’s a bit early… but her dentist indicated it’s all genetic. So rest assured it’s not because she’s noshing on… Get the Rest

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Do Weak Managers Prefer One-Time Bonuses?

It’s hard for me to talk about bonuses without thinking of Clark Griswold getting a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club in Christmas Vacation. As Eddie

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Show Me The Shekels

My buddy KD just wrote a piece about the importance of the Employee Development Plan when targeting the performance "middle-class." It makes a lot of sense; you have

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Musing On The Candidate Experience… In Parental Recruiting Mode

I have two teenagers... both were gainfully employed last summer.  Which meant I had a summer of bliss.  You know what I mean if you have teenagers. Both did

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Holiday Giving For Employees – It’s Not That Simple

I have two kids... actually they are no longer kids but young adults---21 and 23. When they were 6 and 4, buying them gifts for Christmas was easy.

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Never Underestimate the Power of “Thank You!”

I was having a little jibber jabber this evening with a close friend.  We were discussing work.  This is great, that sucks, this is new, can't believe this

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He Said What??! Microsoft’s CEO Better Hope Karma Is Really a Guy.

What's the phrase... "Karma is a bitch?"  Talk about poetic given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments about how women should ask for a raise---said no less in front

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4 Useless Things Career Advisers Tell You

Over the weekend I caught this kind of interesting piece debunking much of what the investment advice industry tells its clients (that is you and me), The Four

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Why a Sucker Pay Plan Made Me Hate Teaching

I was a sorta teacher for a few years. While I did my masters, I taught some composition and literature courses. If you have any sort of ego

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Are Job Titles Participation Trophies for Grown Ups?

I’m not a big fan of generalizing generations and playing into a faux “millennial” industrial complex, making money convincing everyone that we need to reinvent the world because