Monthly Archives: April 2008

Apr 29

Not Good Enough

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

Every once in a while, I need to not write in the logical, informative, and inclusive way I do when talking about career management. Sometimes, I need to read about overcoming struggles with corporate culture with something that turns out well. So it is here. Read Bob’s The Writing Journey article on When Your Best […]

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Apr 29

Getting to “Done”

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

It has become a lot harder to have that “accomplishment” feeling at work, hasn’t it? It used to be that we could do our tasks, finish our project or complete the sale and know we were “done.” Yet, in today’s working environment, we are never “done.” We just move on to the next iteration of […]

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Apr 25

Symbols are more than symbols

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

There was a Governor in the State of Wisconsin who always wore a red vest. Everywhere. Candidates running for political office are constantly seen with flags in the background. Some presidents land on ships and declare “mission accomplished.” All of these things are symbols and are meant to portray something more than the symbol itself. […]

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Apr 24

Evaluating the company transfer

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Moving with your employer to another state or country used to be good all around. The reason was the transfer often was the result of a promotion and the opportunity for more responsibility. In addition, there was a decent amount of employer loyalty left in the marketplace so that you knew if you transferred, you […]

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Apr 23

4 Good Reasons to Lay Off Employees

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Most readers of Cube Rules know that I believe that laying workers off can be traced back to something that management mismanaged. Whether they didn’t understand the external environment, control of risk, or misjudged the speed of business, the layoff is usually the answer to all problems. Layoffs are an easy management decision to make […]

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Apr 16

Value Must Precede Success

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

I was doing some correspondence with another career management blogger (Sklover Working Wisdom) and in the correspondence, Alan noted that “We are of the view that value must precede success.” That statement is simple, but lost in the noise of business competitiveness. We validate our processes, increase our capitalization, determine our job skills, interpret corporate […]

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Apr 15

Irrational, Yet Effective, Goals

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Each of us knows some particular goal that gains more importance than any other goal. It could be personal or business, but the goal overrides all other goals in importance, sometimes to the point of irrationality. The purpose? To make things simplified to a single goal and to drive focus. Usually the “simplified” goal was […]

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Apr 09

Reference Points for Your Job

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

This year my wife and I had the privilege of taking a two-week trip to Ireland. You will note that Europe uses the Euro for money, Celsius for temperature, and the metric system for measuring everything (except, interestingly, Ireland has a European Union exception where they can still measure pints, as in pints of Guinness…). […]

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Apr 08

Corporate Loyalty is Fleeting

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

You’re running the toughest project in the corporation right now. And doing it after being called in late when things, of course, are not going very well. It’s the enterprise project that affects everything from customer orders to financial’s. You’ve given your all to the project because you know it’s important and your management team […]

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Apr 07

Transition Checklist

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

When you are in the processes of changing positions to another company there are things that need to be done to ensure that the transition is managed well. Here’s a suggested checklist — do you have any items to add? Networking: Get personal e-mail address and cell phone numbers of those you want to stay […]

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