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DIY Performance Reviews

Welcome to Do-It-Yourself Performance Reviews. If you think you’re here for regular performance reviews, administered by your boss in a timely fashion without nagging, you’re in the wrong place. Just get up quietly and leave thru the door at the back.   The rest of you may already have recognized that your professional development, learning […]

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Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com

BE LUCKY.  I love this entry from Katie Couric’s book, The Best Advice I Ever Got. Tony Hsieh is the guy who has doubled Zappos’ revenues every year, to over $1 billion in annual revenues today. At age 24, he sold one of his first companies – an advertising network called LinkExchange – to Microsoft […]

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Overcoming Writer’s Block: Part Deux

Tackling the PowerPoint Deck Recently I blogged about overcoming writer’s block and shared some advice from Britta Alexander, writer and editor. For Part 2, I’ve assembled a panel of strategists, account managers and writers who are required to write brilliant, bulletproof presentations – on the fly, under deadline pressure, over and over again whether they’re […]

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Best Career Advice: Don’t be Tempted by a Counter-Offer.

I absolutely didn’t prompt colleague and former client, Debbie Sharken to come up with this advice, but I’m so glad she did! Accepting a counter-offer is one of the most painful and discouraging events I run across as a recruiter. However tempting it is to stay, here are the things to consider before accepting a […]

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