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Jan 04,2008
Even though he was only 5 feet 3 inches tall, Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues didn't let ridicule from others get in the way of his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. His resilience helped him become the shortest NBA basketball player during his career. Resilience was one of Bogues' defining qualities - important characteristics we all have that drive us. Patrick Sweeney, president of Caliper Corp., a management consulting firm, says finding these qualities is ... [full story]
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Dec 28,2007
The second hardest job in today's work world is to be a good boss. The hardest job in today's work world is to work for a bad boss. This is the kind of thing that should drive senior executives and human resources people nuts. But does it? Not very often. Because we live in a world where the boss is, well, the boss, the decisions handed down come with some sort of preordained respect. Even ... [full story]
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Dec 28,2007
You spend more time in the office than any other place, so why not make changes to your workplace habits this coming year? Rod Kurtz, the senior editor of Inc.com, says workers tend to overlook office behaviors when making New Year's resolutions. Kurtz suggests these resolutions to improve your workplace lifestyle. - Fight the tyranny of the urgent. Be more productive by finishing small projects. Block off a period of time each day to take ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
How often over the past decade have we heard employers and their workers complain about the rising cost of health care? The answer is "every year," especially when annual surveys reveal how much health insurance premiums have climbed. Until now, the general idea of containing health care costs was for employers to reduce their coverage, or to make workers pay an increasing share of the load. Either way, the employer and the workers lost out. ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
You step away from the desk to get a snack. You head toward the break room for a candy bar from the vending machine. You sit down and chat with co-workers. The office break room is no longer just a place to grab a cup of coffee; it has become a room to socialize, snack or watch some TV. Ralph Bianculli, chief executive officer of Paradigm Group, a full-service supply distribution company, says the break ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
Nine Tips to help Hillary Clinton win the Presidency … For the first time in American history a woman is in prime position to become the nation's next president. Roxanne Rivera says Hillary should resist the urge to become one of the boys and should embrace the femininity that helps her stand out from the pack. England has done it. So have Ireland, India, Liberia, and more. The United States, however, has never done what ... [full story]
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Dec 14,2007
It wasn't too many years ago that a young man had to shave his mustache or cut his long hair just to get an entry-level job at Disneyland. Those days are past, right? Uh, well, almost. You see, social acceptability is very slow to change. And, it seems things change even slower in the workplace. Disney has relaxed its grooming standards for employees at its theme parks over the past couple of decades, and you ... [full story]
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Dec 14,2007
Holiday cheer is in the air, especially for companies hosting parties to celebrate the season. Despite the housing slump and declining status of the economy, 90 percent of businesses are still planning a holiday party, an increase from 79 percent in 2006, according to a survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a global outplacement agency that surveyed 100 human resource executives. And almost 40 percent of these businesses have increased their party budget this ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2007
Many years ago, I looked up from my desk to see Santa coming. I knew it was Santa by the red suit and hat and long white beard. Only when he got closer, I realized that this Santa also happened to be my company's chief executive. "Merry Christmas," he bellowed, dropping off 3-inch candy canes on the desks of workers whose names he did not know. I remember going home that night, depressed that I ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2007
Job-seekers may want to reconsider putting inappropriate photos and postings on their MySpace or Facebook profiles. A potential manager could be snooping on profile pages to find more information about personality traits or working habits. Forty-four percent of employers admit to using social networking sites to look at job candidates' Web pages, according to a survey by Vault, a media company focused on careers, which questioned 700 employers and workers in various fields. And 39 ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2007
CORVALLIS, Ore. – If your New Year’s resolution calls for a more fulfilling career, new research from Oregon State University suggests going into business for yourself might be the answer. “Self-employed workers achieve much higher levels of satisfaction than their waged counterparts,” said Clay Dibrell, an associate professor in OSU’s College of Business. Dibrell, who specializes in strategic management, and colleague Justin Craig, an OSU courtesy faculty member and associate professor from Bond University, came ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
Everyone seems to know someone who can walk into their workplace, disrupt it, create turmoil and calmly walk away while the blood pressure of others soars. Often the perpetrator has no idea of the problems he or she has created, or the long-term damage that results from that. Now, think about that disruptive individual, and instead of thinking of them as a person, think of them as a company. The inability of companies to understand ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
Office holiday parties are a time to celebrate the festive season and enjoy the company of colleagues outside of work. But sometimes these parties can get out of hand, causing embarrassment or even serious crimes. Craig Annunziata, managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, a labor and employment law firm, says most parties take place at night with unlimited access to alcohol. The overuse of alcohol can cause people to do or say inappropriate things, whether ... [full story]
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