Monthly Archives: December 2006

Your Job Sounds Great – You Recruiting?

Looking to make the leap? Start talking up your “A list” friends. A list players are getting targeted for recruitment purposes, and they are one of your best bets to get into something interesting. Recruiters love them, because they are … Continue reading

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Manifesto du jour: The Career Manifesto

My favorite? If you suspect that you’re working in a madhouse, you probably are. Even sociopaths have jobs. Don’t delude yourself by thinking you’ll change what the organization regards as a “turkey farm.” Flee. You might have a different favorite. … Continue reading

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Resume Building- The Difference Between Spit Shine and Fluffing

I get Rick’s rant – particularly if you’ve ever been duped into hiring based on a resume and interview, and discover the “new toy” out of the wrapper was completely plastic. All packaging, no product. I’m of two minds about … Continue reading

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Lying on your resume

Now, let’s be honest. We’ve all told a little fib or two on our resume from time to time. Added a little hyperbole. (Like saying that you were Time’s Person of the Year in 2006.) Blown a few things out … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Career, Criticism, Happiness | 1 Comment

What Can You Get for Your Tax Dollar?

No more complaining about government waste. Ok, well maybe a little bit more – but here is a bright shiny offering in return for your hard-earned tax dollars: a long list of best practices, including this 2000 GAO report “Human … Continue reading

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Feeling stressed?

All of us get stressed from time to time. But some of us tend to work in an atmosphere of almost constant stress. And to retain our sanity, what do we do? We tell ourselves little fibs. Little lies that … Continue reading

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There's even a manifesto for being happy at work

The more manifestos the better. That’s what we always say. And while 26 points may be a little long–and rival the verbosity of our own postulates–I think this is well worth the read: The Happy At Work Manifesto (Hat tip … Continue reading

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The Power of Inspiring Words

I’m not a fan of the inspirational posters that hang on the walls of so many offices and companies these days. They are well intended, but too often feel like window-dressing – there to send a message but without conviction. … Continue reading

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Disrespect : Burnout :: Gasoline : Fire

While it doesn’t come as a shocker that disrespect in the work place is a leading cause for burnout, it does seem interesting that it may be the primary cause for burnout. Usually, folks point to “over work,” “poor work … Continue reading

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Miscommunicating on money versus meaning

This really did start out as a comment to John Moore’s Brand Autopsy entry entitled Is it Making Money or Making Meaning? But I just kept writing and writing and writing. So I thought I’d move it over here. In … Continue reading

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