Sharing Sunday, April 11, 2010

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Apr 11

Here are some great reads for your Sunday!

Apple and the leadership pause

How leaving and then returning, a pause in continuity, can help leaders improve. It counts for workers as well.

Will active job security replace passive job security?

People need to now actively manage their careers, passive security–depending on the company to keep your job secure–will no longer work. This author suggests that companies will help you actively manage your career, but I don’t think that will happen. You’ll need places like Cube Rules to help you know what you need to know to support your career.

How recruiters read (and eliminate) resumes in 10-seconds or less

For many people, this sounds like it could not be done. Read this article to see how recruiters really do eliminate your resume in under 30-seconds. A cautionary tale if you casually approach your job application process.

Management abrogation, not assumption, of responsibility

A short, but fascinating look at how spreadsheets absolve managers from being responsible for their management decisions. Determining salaries and writing performance reviews are the defining examples for us.

Leaving naysayers and frenemies behind

Research shows that someone irritating you during one event will carry over into other events even though the person isn’t there. A case for letting go of the naysayers and frenemies. Or, as Ellen at Elle la Mode in “Don’t Rain on My Parade” puts it:

Irritating acquaintances aren’t as easy to deal with in the real world, but if you routinely spend a lot of time with individuals who make you feel like pulling your hair out, you must enjoy pain on some level.

I’m not into the pain and you shouldn’t be either.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.