Tag: career

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4 Myths About HR, Debunked

Human Resources (HR) departments don’t always have a positive reputation. In fact, many employees hate them or avoid them at all costs and only view them as an occasional intermediary.

Don’t Hit Send, and Other Stories of Internet Revenge

Let’s imagine you’re one of those people who wants a modicum of success in his or her life. Sounds like most of us, no? Maybe you’d like to pick a career and enjoy a good run leading up to a good retirement. Maybe you want to build a business and turn it into an institution. […]

The Gentle Leader

James Kavanaugh once suggested that there are “those too gentle to live among the wolves.” I hope this is no longer true in today’s organization. I believe that the “wolves” have had their day, and we need to make way for a new breed of manager—The Gentle Leader. Today, we need a special brand of […]

We Remember Moments: So Let’s Lead That Way

I was a 27-year-old engineering technologist in an aluminum smelting plant who had just been made a team leader. Perfect! The world was unfolding exactly as it should. I had worked my tail off on some key projects to earn this promotion. I deserved it. I clearly had enormous potential and extraordinary political savvy … […]