The Next Time You Introduce Someone, Make it Magical!
May19

The Next Time You Introduce Someone, Make it Magical!

When Dave introduces you to someone you’ve never met, something magical happens. You don’t know exactly what he’s going to say until he says it, but one thing is for sure…it’s going to be spectacular! Dave Alabach is a good friend of mine from college. He is one of those people that makes you feel better about yourself whenever you are in his presence. A great quality. One way he does this is how he introduces you to others. He does...

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The Secret to Managing Employees When They Blow It
May13

The Secret to Managing Employees When They Blow It

At the sparklingly naive age of 28, I became the general manager of a radio station. Before the ink was dry on the press release, I became Exhibit A for every boneheaded mistake a young manager could make. A book should’ve been written. One may have been. Looking back, I think most of the mistakes I made came from fear of confrontation. I feared the actual process of confronting an employee but also — and perhaps more so — the...

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How to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work
May05

How to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work

This is a scary time in the job market. Unemployment is high. So is underemployment. And even if you have a job and are happy with it, rapid change can make you wonder if your position is secure. It can be scary. Is job security possible today? Is there a way to dramatically lower your risk of job loss? And what about a promotion? Is that even conceivable? I would answer each question with an emphatic, “Yes.” Whether your goal is a...

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How to Write a Resume that Stands Out from the Rest
May01

How to Write a Resume that Stands Out from the Rest

Over the course of my career, I’ve read thousands of resumes. Most have been pretty forgettable. In fact, most of the ones I’ve seen look remarkably alike. Sure, the names and previous employers are different, but the actual content is very similar. And the vast majority lack the very information I look for most. The truth is, a prospective employer desperately hopes you are the right person for the job. Think about it. There...

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Thoughts on a Macbook Air from a Lifetime PC User
Feb09

Thoughts on a Macbook Air from a Lifetime PC User

I’ve been a lifelong PC user. But after a few weeks with a MacBook Air, I’ve fallen in love. My last Dell Latitude was a wonderful computer and I particularly liked Windows 7. Nevertheless, the features of my Macbook Air override my former love. Here’s my assessment after just a few weeks. PROS Thin & light. Unbelievably so. Very long battery life. Faster loading. Open it up and its immediately ready to go....

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