Monthly Archives: February 2010

Feb 22

Office Politics is a Four-Letter Word

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

This week, I’m taking a hard look about office politics, that game everyone says they are playing — and blaming. You’d think that office politics was the root of all corporate evil and, in some instances, you’d be right. Office politics can be toxic in the workplace. Like in the following situations. When office politics […]

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Feb 18

How to avoid job search frustration

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Never more true during this recession, but it has always been true: every job will end. Whether that ending is through management deciding your work is no longer valuable to the company or you deciding you’ve had enough of your current situation, you will need to do a job search. You could be looking for […]

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Feb 17

Book Review: New Job, New You

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Start a new career! Get out of that old job and move to something new! Appealing, isn’t it, just dumping one career you don’t like for another that you’ll love? Appealing, but not practical. Until now. Alexandra Levit gets jobs and careers and she has a new book out called New Job, New You: A […]

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Feb 14

Sharing Sunday, February 14, 2010

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

This weeks cool posts from other sites: “Undercover Boss” and The Missing Information Loop You’d think everybody and their brother wrote something about this new reality show — which is why I didn’t write anything about it! Of the dozens I read, this was the best. From Jodi Glickman Brown of Great on the Job, […]

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Feb 09

How to deal with workplace conflict

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Whenever teams are formed, they go through stages of effectiveness — including storming. Conflict brews, disagreements are aired and it honestly looks like the whole team will fall apart. It could, too, if conflicts are not resolved in a way that builds the team instead of tearing it down. When I’m talking conflict here, it […]

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Feb 07

Sharing Sunday, February 7, 2010

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Ah….Super Bowl weekend — but the reading is still good on Cube Rules! Here’s some of the best of the week: The e-snub It’s the e-mail snub that gets under the skin after the interviews, isn’t it? You go through hoops, get the face-to-face interview, turn in the right forms after the interview and then…nothing. […]

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