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Do You Have an Open Office Trap?

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Nearly 70% of all offices feature an “open floor” plan without private offices.  Earlier this year, a New Yorker magazine article asserted that the open office may be a contributor to a sense of shared mission, but recent studies show that there may be a real cost in terms of health (both

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Giving Feedback – Are you a Leader?

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 “It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend of his faults. If you are angry with a man, or hate him, it is not hard to go to him and stab him with words; but so to love a man that you cannot bear to

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Another Lost Art: Political Leadership

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The price we pay for technology is that certain art forms go by the wayside.   Email and telephones virtually wiped out letter writing; keyboards made the cursive writing most of us learned a thing of the past. Former assistant director of the CIA looks at another lost art:  political leadership.   In a

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20 Things for  20 Somethings – Leadership Lessons for the Next Generation

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It can be hard to give the young people in your life advice because of the age difference.  So here’s some advice from a younger person for his peers that I wish someone had given me.   Pass on 20 things I Should have known at 20  to someone with more years ahead than

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The REAL Joan Rivers

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The unexpected death of iconic comedian Joan Rivers brought the usual torrent of information from celebrity sources that either did not know her, wish they did, wished they didn’t …or wished she knew them! One of the more thoughtful  tributes to Rivers came from someone who actually knew her well.

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Coulds or Shoulds?

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It’s amazing how a small change in how we ask a question can lead to a big difference in the answers. Researchers compared the impact on creative problem solving when a question we ask everyday  was altered ever so slightly; in fact by changing only one word.  A very short article summarizes their findings and

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Your First 90 Days

Thank you for your interest in my free essay, "Your First 90 Days." As a new manager/leader, you have your work cut out for you. But please slow down and be strategic. Many careers have sidetracked during the first 90 to 180 days in a new job because the entry was too fast.

Don't let your title dictate your strategy. Rather, consider my seven steps you can take to smooth your transition.

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