Monthly Archives: May 2007

May 25

In the beginners mind…

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

There was a great quotation over on David Zinger’s web site Employee Engagement. The quote was from Shunryu Suzuki and said: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s there are few.” I’ve thought a lot about that quote because much of what I read and see that comes from experts is […]

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May 23

Dealing with Ambiguity

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

As a publisher on the web — a blogger — one of the things that I really wanted to do was go to Chicago to attend SOBCon07 (the shortcut to Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Convention 2007!). For a variety of reasons, all associated with amount of vacation left and time, I wasn’t able to go. […]

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May 21

Pay and Job Satisfaction

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Over on Hidden Mojo, Kareem offers up some commentary on The Best Way to Motivate Your People. In it, he contends that “if your compensation is equitable, the best reward is NOT more money.” This assumes that the compensation is equitable — and that is a difficult thing to show a person in their position. […]

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May 17

Paper Resumes are SO Last Century

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

One of the fundamentals of finding a new position is the resume. Entire companies have been created just to help people construct, write, and maintain resumes. But, times are changing — of course! There is a growing contingent that believe that in addition to the traditional resume, we should also be using our own web […]

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May 15

JibberJobber Blog Birthday

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Well, today is the day. One year ago –with no job, few dollars, but a lot of hope and hard work — the JibberJobber blog was born. And not just the blog — but a new career management application that helps all of us Cubicle Warriors finally have a tool that enables us to manage […]

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May 15

Be a Tiger — Lessons learned

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Tiger Woods has a ton of endorsement deals. I only read one set of advertisements from his endorsements: Accenture’s. Accenture has deftly combined Tiger’s golf game with that of personal perseverance in facing adversity and how to overcome it. Here’s the one I’m reading now: a full page ad in Business Week showing Tiger with […]

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May 07

Bad Managers are Bad News

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

It is a minefield. Getting a new manager starts your whole career over again — because the old saying that you are only as good as your manager is really true. In my career, I’ve had about twenty different managers. Maybe thirty. All I know is that in my entire career, I’ve never had my […]

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May 03

Recruiters Top Ten Complaints

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Yahoo, through Alison Damast, offers up the top 10 complaints about job applicants by recruiters. Of course, the comments are about students who are graduating with MBA degrees, but I also think that they apply to virtually every person working with a recruiter. I won’t repeat them here, but go ahead and read them on […]

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May 02

MindManager 7.0 Release Announced

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Mindjet announced Monday that their next generation release of software will be available on May 30th. MindManager 7 comes in several flavors depending upon your needs: MindManager Pro 7, used for higher levels of integration with Microsoft Office products and team collaboration; MindManager 7 Mac for Macintosh users; and MindManager 7 Lite, targeted at home, […]

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May 01

Getting Unplugged

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Since marijuana is more productive than being addicted to Blackberries, it is time to figure out how to be more unplugged in a Web 2.0 world with digital everything ready to pounce on your focus. Especially since every web application is another ‘shiny thing’ to lose focus on. I thought I’d create a list of […]

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