A Manager’s Support Network

On a three-part interview with social media expert Phil Gerbyshak from several years back, there was an interesting question posted at the end of it: “Are you properly nurturing your supporting relationships? What have you done lately to nurture your support network?” In that case, they were referring to personal support networks. But my thoughts […]

Can You Copycat Your Way to Success?

“Why can’t I stay up as long as Jenny does?” “Sam’s mommy lets him play with that toy. Can’t I, too? Puh-leeeeze???” These questions, and others similar to it, are whined to asked of parents on a regular basis by their children. That whole sense of “I want what that person has” is pervasive in […]

Reactions to Your Mistakes Speak Louder than Original Mistakes

This is a great video from Tom Peters about what can really be the cause of problems: He cites a few examples of people who tried to hide their mistakes and how the attempted cover-ups led to more problems. Mr. Peters advice when you mess up is to “[m]ake those responses positive, quick, and overwhelming.” […]

What Impression Do You Make?

Over the weekend, I read a very moving eulogy on BusinessWorks…, a blog written by Hal Alpiar. The tribute is to a gentleman named Butch Taras. While no picture was provided, I felt as though I could “see” Butch. Here’s a snippet of the description provided: “…Butch was a leader through and through because he […]

Lessons About Job Hunting from Painting

Over the past week, my husband and I tackled the task of refinishing our deck. Oddly enough, I found quite a few similarities between the work involved with that chore and job hunting. There are 10 lessons about job hunting that were learned from painting. Because the post was getting lengthy, I’m breaking the lessons […]

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