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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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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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It is all about attitude

In my constant search for perspective and information I stumbled across a blog I thought looked promising. As I started to peruse their posts I realized that every single one was negative. The author hated her job, hated her customers,

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You won’t get a bad performance review for doing the right thing

I have built a career on the lost opportunities of others. The fear, hesitation, reluctance, laziness, narrow-mindedness, and indecision of others has allowed me to net a reputation as the “go to guy” the “problem solver” and the “guy who

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Are you entitled?

I see a job as a simple exchange of goods and services. I provide my time for 40 hours a week and agree to perform a certain set of tasks. I may deviate from those tasks if other tasks are

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Friday Round-Up

Interviewing is hard! Alison Green of Ask a Manager answers the questions of a first time interviewer’s interesting situation. A subject near and dear to my heart, Ilya Pozin talks about The difference between managers and leaders. Definitely recommend reading

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Be someone’s advocate

A common and frustrating comment I hear often is “I wish I had someone who would go to bat for me.” I feel your pain. Career management works best when there are senior level people, mentors, and leaders who believe

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