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I hate the term “low information voter”

In general I want to avoid politics. This blog isn’t about politics, it’s about your career, leadership, and trying to keep your sanity while earning a paycheck. This isn’t about politics, it’s about attitude. That said, let me tell you

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Monsters University catches diversity perfectly

There is a great scene in Monsters University when the protagonists go to spy on Monsters Inc. Mike Wazowski, who is entirely at the center of this story, asks the question “Can anyone tell me what all great scarers have

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Posted in Business, Managing Employees

True Tales of the Weird

In order to be able to give a no-holds barred account of what really goes on in the management realm I have to write under a pseudonym and have to be annoyingly vague about where I work. So I apologize

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Why I hate annual performance reviews

Here is a harsh reality that Corporate America wants to pretend isn’t true. By the time you get to a performance review your raise, your bonus, your promotion, etc. have pretty much been determined. Now your boss gets to justify

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How not to be a dinosaur

I am amused and angered by ageism in the technology field. The notion is that those who are older and experienced are too used to doing things a certain way, that they can’t adapt, and that they can’t keep up

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The Firing of George

When I first heard about George Zimmer’s ouster from Men’s Wearhouse (source) I thought it was handled extremely poor. After processing this for awhile and seeing some of the reactions, I think there is a lesson to be learned here

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