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    Corporate Speak: Musings from the Corner Office

    Corporate Speak: Musings from the Corner Office
    I can no longer smugly ridicule the office buzz-heads who spout out one canned corporate catchphrase (let’s take this offline!) after another (keep me in the loop!) after another (to your point!)…. With great shame, I must confess my own infraction. The other day, I was on a conference call with a particularly painful colleague who kept going on with one ...
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    Dealing With Difficult People: Question Your Attacker

    - Respond to potshots and attacks with a question: "That sounds like you're making fun of me. Are you?" The response may be one of denial, "I'm only joking." Nevertheless, questioning these attacks will reduce them in the future. - Insist on a problem-solving approach, with complaints and suggestions for resolution in writing. - Listen attentively so that the difficult person ...
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    Are You Prepared For a Career Change?

    Are You Prepared For a Career Change?
    I remember when a friend of mine had contacted me for assistance with her resume because she desperately wanted to make a career change. She was burned out from her career as a nurse and wanted to move into the non-profit world. Her first thought was that she needed to create a good resume that would allow her to make that ...
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    EU Mulls Gender Quotas for Corporations

    EU Mulls Gender Quotas for Corporations
    European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding said European corporations might require quotas to increase the number of women in executive posts. "I have not been an advocate of quotas for woman in senior business posts in the past, but given the lack of progress in this area, we might in the future have to consider taking initiatives at the European level," ...
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    Flexible Work: Which Option is Best For You?

    Flexible Work: Which Option is Best For You?
    Your home life, finances, and career goals will help you determine which work option is best for this phase of your life. Here’s an overview of the most common full-time and part-time flexible work arrangements to consider. [widget:522] Full-time Flexible Work Arrangements Flexible work options which retain your full-time income include flextime, telecommuting and compressed workweek. Flextime allows you a ...
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    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss

    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss
    Going for a job interview is as much about you being interviewed as you interviewing the interviewer. Remember that the reason you are in an interview is that the employer has a need that you can hopefully be the solution to. Before you agree to join a company, you want to be sure that the people you will be working with ...
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    3 Management Tips From a Pre-Schooler

    3 Management Tips From a Pre-Schooler
    This is true: My 4-year old is gifted at managing up. Does she work? No – but as I see it, right now, I’m the boss and she’s an employee in our family firm. And I’ve noticed that she’s become quite adept at getting what she wants from upper management. Please know, I’m no push-over. I stand my ground on the ...
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    A Gender Paradox

    A Gender Paradox
    So how's this for a paradox: In 2000, women made up only 12.5 percent of corporate officers, 4.1 percent of top earners and 6.2 percent of top managers, reports Catalyst president Sheila Wellington in her book, Be Your Own Mentor. But recent research has shown that those organizations with the most women in top managerial positions are far more likely to ...
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    Is Tech Work Gender-Blind?

    You can read stats and look at polls, but to uncover the truth about what it's like to be a woman working in the technology industry, you should go straight to the frontlines. Here's what a senior product manager at AOL, a network administrator, a software engineer and a senior developer at a startup Web development firm had to say about ...
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    Killer #6: Constant Change

    Change is a constant at work – and in life. Organizations need to change to move with our fast paced world. Customers expect more, industry standards change, economic flow changes, priorities change. It’s a way of life. By nature, most people do not openly embrace change. Humans are by nature, creatures of habit. Not surprisingly then, when change occurs in the ...
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    The New Generation of Learning and Why to Take It Online

    The New Generation of Learning and Why to Take It Online
    For a long time “training” was in the province of a Human Resources department or considered an extra cost element of customer service. Today, however, knowing how to use a product or service has become critical not only for internal members of an organization, but a much wider audience, particularly online. The advent of social media in particular has created a ...
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    U.C.L.A.

    U.C.L.A.
    "Main Article":http://excelle.monster.com/benefits/articles/182-top-mba-executive-mba-and-executive-education-programs This year, UCLA Anderson received a record number of applications for its part-time MBA program—740, up from 452 in 2004. Not only are more people recognizing the benefits of a part-time program, they also expect a more rigorous experience. No longer is it enough to offer evening classes with light workloads taught by whichever professors are willing to ...
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    How to Manage the Influx of Temporary Help

    Hiring temporary workers to help deal with the rush of holiday shoppers is an annual ritual in retail, but there are many HR challenges you and your management team face. So give yourself an early present by going into this season prepared. h4. Ready Your Management Team It's more than likely you will have managers in your stores who are fairly ...
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    Public Speaking: Too Much Information?

    Public Speaking: Too Much Information?
    Question: I'm part of a research team with a nonprofit organization. We are often asked to present our key findings to those outside our organization. I'm told my presentations are sometimes too detailed, but I don't want to damage my credibility by leaving out important information. Is there a way to get it right? Answer: You can get it right, if ...
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward

    5 Ways to Keep Your Career Moving Forward
    The adage says, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and its wisdom is applicable to job seekers. It is usually far easier to find another job if you're already employed. But how can you ensure that the worst never happens to you -- that you're never left without a job and possibilities for your next opportunity? ...
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    7 Tips for Holiday Job Hunters

    7 Tips for Holiday Job Hunters
    All job hunters want to know how they can use the holiday season to get a leg up on the competition. Here are some helpful suggestions from AllianceQ, a group of Fortune 500 companies that have collaborated to build an exclusive and continually growing pool of job candidates: * Don’t turn down invites to holiday parties. The more contacts the better ...
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    Harvard

    Harvard
    "Back to Main Article":http://excelle.monster.com/benefits/articles/182-top-mba-executive-mba-and-executive-education-programs For decades, Harvard Business School was the king of executive education. Particularly popular in management circles was HBS's noncredit "open enrollment" program. If a manager needed a quick refresher on a single, focused topic in, say, ethics, HBS was the first choice. And if an executive needed more than a crash course, the school offered a ...
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    Being Your Own Advocate

    Negotiation is the currency of business. Business people negotiate all the time, and for no group, perhaps, are the stakes higher and the margin for error slimmer than they are for the self-employed and for entrepreneurs. Still, most of this negotiation is no longer characterized by what Intel’s Andy Grove called “a battle to the death,” but by an appreciation of ...
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