All Posts by Scot Herrick

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Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.

Jan 04

Creativity and Innovation Series

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Every few years – or months – companies grab on to the “next big thing.” Stuff like having a vision, or defining a mission statement, or promoting the latest new-fangled implementation strategy. The latest craze in leading edge companies is “creativity and innovation.” Companies as diverse as General Electric and Samsung are all touting innovation […]

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Jan 02

Cubicle Warrior – Networking

By Scot Herrick | Business Networking

Who do you know? Probably quite a few more people than you think. In a work environment where companies ruthlessly downsize to minimize costs, constantly move people to positions so organizational charts line up regardless of skills, and talk about people development but often don’t, your ability to network will make a critical difference in […]

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Dec 29

Leadership for individual contributors

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

One of the most important competencies a person working in cubedom can acquire is leadership. Now, leadership is most often thought of when a person is managing teams (leading – following), but I disagree with that assessment. An individual contributor can be all about leadership. So, what are the characteristics of an individual leader in […]

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Dec 28

Leadership is not about teams

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

When people talk about “leadership,” they almost always refer to the trait as associated with leading teams of people. And, in the course of politics, sports, management and other areas, teams of people look to the leader to lead. Walk into any bookstore, or search your favorite online bookstore with “leadership”as the search criteria, and […]

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Dec 28

401(k) Investment Rebalancing Time

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

If you’re like me, you don’t chase stocks and bonds (lots of people are very much into investing. This post isn’t about that type of person). Instead, you figure out the percentage allocation of your investments into broader categories and then invest in ETF’s or Mutual Funds to match your percentage allocation. For example, my […]

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Dec 26

The Interview Gauntlet

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Have you noticed that moving to a different company is harder? Companies, of course, want to ensure that the potential employee is a good one. One of the ways of determining worth is to have the candidate interview with multiple people so as to secure differing points of view about the candidate. This makes sense […]

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Dec 22

Cubicle Warrior — Job Skills

By Scot Herrick | Job Skills

What critical skills do you need to manage your career and stay in work that you like to do? It’s a hard, but critical question to answer if you are to be a Cubicle Warrior — a person who survives, and even thrives, in corporations. Job skill is the sauce upon which careers are built […]

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