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Boss Management - Managing Up!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're not in management and think you should be, there are steps you can take to make that happen. It won't necessarily be easy, but it is doable. One strategy is to manage your manager, or "manage up". Having a boss who falls short on managing his team is always problematic. Whether affable and disorganized or difficult and passive aggressive, a poor manager can make problems for the whole team.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

3 Management Pointers For Handling Passive-Aggressive Teams

Posted by Brian Spence on May 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

All seemed to be clear and understood when the team met, but the plan all goes wrong. Deadlines are missed, or a part of the project remains underdeveloped. No one seems to care.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Stop Saying "Too Busy" Before It Derails Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Everyone is busy. If you have a job and you aren't busy, you're in danger of losing your job.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Staying Fresh and Current on LinkedIn

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn can be a great job search tool. In fact, the professional social network is far more than just your online resume. Dynamic job and candidate search options mean that if you get your profile just right so that industry experts, potential networkers, and recruiters in your field of choice will find you.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Top 3 Management Lessons Learned From Bad Bosses

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

During coffee-breaks or business meetings it's not unusual for co-workers to pass along anecdotal stories about terrible bosses with equally miserable management tactics. These types of stories usually serve as a warning for how not to act as a manager, but rather take a different approach and consider three valuable lessons that can be used to shape better supervisory practices.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Helping Those On the Job to Perceive You the Way You See Yourself

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Most people have specific qualities they think they demonstrate on the job. Maybe you are hoping to appear dedicated, approachable, or confident. Unfortunately, the way you view yourself and the way others at work view you might be two different things.

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Topics: Career Advice

Self-Improvement for Business Leaders: Acknowledging a Fatal Flaw

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Fortune 500 executives believe they accurately know their true strengths and faults. These leaders also think they can identify areas where they need self-improvement, but two Harvard Business Review columnists learned that the administrators' insights were incorrect.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Showing Up or Missing Out in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Getting ahead, making progress and becoming successful doesn't happen magically. You may look at great achievers and think they have been given everything, or their rise to the top was easy because they were talented, or good looking or that they just stumbled upon the formula for success. You might think those things, but you would be wrong.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Value vs. Volume - Networking Smarter for Career Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

An often repeated truth says, "it's not what you know, it's who you know". Putting a modern twist on that advice might be, "When networking, it's not how many you connect with,it's who you choose to get to know."

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Topics: Career Advice

Can You Ever Have Enough Productivity Tips?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There are many reasons to increase productivity at work. A raise, commission, promotion, or even just staying busy are all great reasons for upping your output. But raising it from an equilibrium is much more challenging than it seems.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

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