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Managing Your Career
People remember the good or bad, visionary or clueless. Which are you?
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We all want to be remembered. We want to be remembered by colleagues after we leave a job, by teammates after we hang up our uniform, and by loved ones after we depart this earth. Some ...

People remember extremes—good or bad, visionary or clueless. Which are you?
by Julia Kramer

We all want to be remembered. We want to be remembered by colleagues after we leave a job, by teammates after we hang up our uniform, and by loved ones after we depart this earth. Some ...

Tell staff where you want to lead them before you go.
by Julia Kramer

Recently, I had a harrowing experience trying to follow an ill-behaved teenage driver through rush-hour traffic to a baseball game across town. Once at o...

How to survive and thrive in business social situations.
by Julia Kramer

No matter how your job description reads, there are certain social requirements that come with any position. Entertaining clients, attending firm-sponsor...

Define Success, Set Milestones and develop strategies to get there. If you don’t who will?
by Julia Kramer

From career-development to personal goals, you are in the driver’s seat. So, what have you done for you lately?

If the answer is “not much,” think ...

Reserve your place with credibility, courage and common sense.
by Julia Kramer

At an executive seminar on strategic decision making, the speaker posed the questions: “Do you have a seat at the strategic table at your firm?” and if so, “How did ...

Manage Strategy, Tactics and Daily Briefings Efficiently
by Rob Lieblein

It’s 9:15 a.m., and the doughnuts are distributed around the conference table. A few chairs rock back rhythmically. Fingers drum on the tabletop. Anticipation hangs in the air...

Five Temptations to Avoid in Building Your Team
by Rob Lieblein

“What I’m trying to figure out is why we had such a disappointing year,” my friend Phil said. We were standing in a corner at his company’s office party, and ...

Being a great boss is not about you.
by Rob Lieblein

Allow me to introduce you to your new hire: This is the person who is going to make you look great. He will be a model worker and be emulated by the rest of your employees. He will ...

Don't torpedo your career. Learn how to avoid these mistakes.
by Julia Kramer

Left unchecked, an individual’s behavioral history repeats itself. Current events, technology and the value we place on our jobs all change, but our bad habits stick to us lik...

Watch Your Career Grow
by Julia Kramer

Convincing others of the power of great listening skills sometimes seems as futile as teaching a dead dog new tricks. Listening may top the list of must-have skills, but many people ...

Be prepared to make your move.
by Julia Kramer

The ball is in your hands. You plant one foot to stay anchored, revolve around on it to scan your surroundings, identify your options, decide what to do next, and make your move. Du...

Try These Rules of the Road
by Julia Kramer

Last week on my drive home from the office, I was pleasantly surprised to be zipping along on the typically congested George Washington Parkway. The lack of traffic put me in a good mood...

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