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Friday Round-Up – Better late than never edition

After being out part of last week and more craziness this week it’s been a bear getting this put together. Seen on LinkedIn is this misleadingly titled article about getting yourself fired. Despite that, it’s good career advice. Fair warning,

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Friday Round-Up: Revenge of the Blogs Part 2

Not much research got done this week. I’m not promising any blog posts but I’ve got some TED Talks to watch next week and I may get some thoughts up here next month on them. That’s going to be a

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Confessions of a middle manager – Part 2 of many

I talk to HR a lot. In my past jobs Human Resources was “The Great Obstructor”. When trying to find a job it was the HR department that you had to hope filtered you through to someone with actual hiring

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Don’t pawn the tough stuff on HR

In the early days of my management career I had to let someone go. As was the usual procedure, an HR rep had to be present to witness the proceedings. Before the meeting the HR rep asked me if I

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