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work from home

Want to work from home permanently? Think about how it will affect your career

Regular readers know that I am a great supporter of flexibility in the work environment, specifically when organizations and their leaders make it possible for employees to work from home, at least occasionally.  This kind of flexibility builds morale and

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Want to know how to get promotions? Get tagged as a HiPo

In my leadership development consultancy, I frequently work one-on-one with employees in a mentoring relationship.  And one of the questions I am often asked, particularly by those fairly young in their careers, is how to get promotions.  And the answer

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adversity

An ageless folktale about dealing with adversity

Every so often, a conversation with an elderly relative reminds me of a story from Indian folklore that I heard when I was a child.  And I was reminded once again of another story, this time on the topic of

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Dunning-Kruger

Are you falling victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect?

Have you ever been in a conversation with a co-worker or a manager where it is obvious that he knows absolutely nothing about the subject at hand, and yet has plenty to say?  Not only is everything he says clearly

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negative criticism

Negative criticism – how to tell the useful from the useless

Criticism can be hard to take.  Even if it is well-meaning, it can hurt.  And if it is unkind, it is even worse.  What should you do?  React or ignore it?  Respond or walk-away?  Act on it or disregard it. 

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right job

How do you know if you’re in the right job?

If you’re just looking for a paycheque to cover your rent and groceries, then any old job will do. But if you’re looking for the right job – a career that will not only pay the bills but also excite

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