Monthly Archives: August 2007

Aug 29

Is Your Work Just Good Enough?

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Most of us that work in cubes have experienced service that is just good enough. Most of us have done work that is just good enough. But should “good enough” be the standard to uphold? In a Business Week article titled “Why ‘Good Enough’ is Good Enough” it is argued that technology has become more […]

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Aug 27

Personal Branding is About Doing

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

One of the great themes out in the blogosphere right now is called Personal Branding. Personal Branding says, in essence, that each of us have a personal brand that is being associated with ourselves whether we like it or not and we should work on developing our own brand. It’s a worthwhile exercise to do. […]

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Aug 21

Delivery Defined

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Do you really deliver what you say you will deliver to your team or your management? Delivery is a big deal when it comes to defining your value to the work you are doing. I was reminded about the importance of delivery in reading “Customer Service Defined” over at Eric Brown’s blog. Eric tells the […]

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Aug 16

4 Tips for Evaluating Knowledge Tools

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Blogs, especially technology blogs, are filled with the latest, greatest implementation of stuff. No different then snake oil curing everything under the sun in the old days, today’s tools will claim to make your life better. Until the next innovation is announced tomorrow, making your current tool obsolete. For those of us technology-minded folks, we […]

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Aug 15

Start a Best Practice Revolution

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Just say no to implementing the best practice found outside your operation. Just say no. I’m struck by how unwilling management is to do the work of finding what works best in their department and culture and instead are so willing to do the “best practice” found over at company XYZ and published on “Gee […]

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Aug 14

Overcoming Dying in a Cubicle

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

One of the most interesting articles I’ve read in a long time was Pamela Slim’s “If you are stuck in a cube and dying to get out, what does it specifically feel like?” over on Escape From Cubicle Nation. She’s writing a book on moving out of corporate life to having your own business and […]

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Aug 10

Dealing with the jerk on the team

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

As I write this tonight, I’ve just gotten done watching Top Chef on Bravo (via TIVO, of course). In this particular episode, there was a team challenge to produce “after the party” food with the four members of each of two teams constrained by the associated time and budget, selection of random team members, and […]

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Aug 09

The Whiteboard Rules

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

One of the things I love about blogging is that I learn so much from others perspectives on subjects. So I cruise the Internet with my RSS feeder and Google key word searches to learn more about what it takes to be a Cubicle Warrior. Over on Small Business Transitions, there was really an informative […]

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Aug 07

Network or Die

By Scot Herrick | Business Networking

One of the areas that I’ve been paying a decent amount of attention to in the blogosphere is the “rise of the millennials”, the Gen Y generation now coming into the workforce as children of baby boomers. Over at Employee Evolution, Ryan wrote an interesting review of Recruit or Die, a book about what recruiters […]

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Aug 03

Unconventional Networking Tips

By Scot Herrick | Business Networking

When you think of networking, what do you think you should be doing? Many think of handing out business cards, meeting and greeting others, or doing a convention thing. But, really, networking is all about helping people by doing something for them yourself or putting them in touch with someone who can help them. Jason […]

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Aug 02

Career Management and Universal Desires

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

One of the most difficult things we do in career management is self-analysis. It is a paradox that we cannot name our strengths, weaknesses, or what our personal brand is to those around us. We’re simply too close to ourselves to see ourselves objectively. Consequently, I’m always on the lookout for a good checklist that […]

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Aug 01

Corporate Bias to 50-plussers?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Age bias doesn’t exist in the workplace, right? Well, maybe it doesn’t, but that doesn’t mean that corporate managers will higher older people into positions. The reason? Their skills have some assumptions built into them and those assumptions fit some stereotypes — steady, not innovative, not big on change, and not willing to adapt. I’m […]

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Aug 01

What’s Easy, What’s Not

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Christine Kane is a favorite blogger of mine. She just thinks through stuff at the personal, actionable, level so well. So, we interrupt the Cubicle Wars and stop typing on the Ten Keyboards to get a little bit of enlightenment from a master. Go read What’s Easy. What’s Not. On Christine Kane’s Blog. My contribution: […]

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