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Prep for the Next Recession: 5 Strategies for Temp Workers

It seems like we just got out of the last recession.  But the reality is that we are headed for another one.   It probably won’t be as bad as the last one, but the fact that economies rise and fall is as inevitable as the seasons changing.   For temporary workers, there is actually a […]

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Career Luck: Put Yourself In the Right Place to Win or Lose

Luck is a word that depends on your state of mind.  Some would consider themselves lucky just to have a steady pay check and benefits.  Other consider luck to be a steady climb up the corporate ladder.  And some might consider luck to be essential in hitting it big.   But no matter your goals, […]

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What’s Your Steven Spielberg Curriculum?

There’s a story floating around the Internet that probably isn’t true.  But like most things on the Internet that aren’t true, there is still value.  Here’s the scoop: There is a list of 206 films that you must watch before working with one of the greatest director of all time.  One could argue that it’s […]

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Secret Santa List: USB Gadgets

In the previous post, I talked about USB gadgets as an office gift don’ts.  But there are actually some very cool gifts out there.  Skip the USB desk rocket launcher and go with these: 1.)  USB Car Charger iPads and iPhones and many other devices use USB ports to charge.  What’s great about this device […]

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The Secret Santa Gift Guide: Five Don’ts

It’s that time of year again.  Your office is having a Secret Santa Gift exchange or you just need gift ideas for the office.  Here’s a list of what not to do: 1.)  Calendars or Daily Planners:  These were a great gift prior to about 1998.  But then Palm Pilots came along, then Blackberries, iPhones, […]

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Should You Match Yahoo’s Awesome Maternity Benefits?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of bloggers and the media.  After she clamped down on the company’s work from home policy  (she axed it), Mayer announced 16 weeks paid leave for Moms and 8 weeks for Dads plus $500.    At INC. Suzanne Lucas offers up some pretty […]

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The Work Life Balance Myth?

At the HBR Blog Network, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic writes about some of the persistent myths (or truths?) that people embrace about work and life.  The gist of Embrace Your Work Life Imbalance is to stop worrying and embrace the stress.  The article actual takes some pretty serious potshots at some sacred cows.  For instance, we all hate people […]

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5 Gift Types for Boosting Productivity in the New Year

Last week on our Facebook page, we featured a series of articles on gift giving that enhanced productivity.  The articles were an interesting snapshot into why we value productivity and how we approach it.  You can really boil it down to 5 ways: 1.) Technology:  Whether it’s an app to organize your apps or an […]

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Forward 15: Take Time to Do Something No One Is Asking You To Do

It’s possible to do everything you’re told to do, asked to do, and need to do…and still fail. Huh?  How is that possible? If you think about it, it makes complete sense.  In any job, there are fires to put out, project deadlines, or just day-to-day tasks that fill up a work day, week, month, […]

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Most Satisfying? Best Paid? Same Job?

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