Category Archives for "Job Performance"

Jan 11

Never File Anything

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

There are a lot of approaches out there to filing stuff for work. I know that when I was early in my career, I filed everything into those nice manila folders and saved the paper thinking I might use it later. I rarely did. But it was the “rarely” did that kept me doing it. […]

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Jan 05

Did They See it Coming

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Harsh. But real. The Recruiting Edge helps us remember the cold, hard facts about why it is necessary to become a Cubicle Warrior. It’s not pretty. But it’s real. Real is what we need when we are managing our own careers. Check out Did they see it coming? Then check out what it takes to […]

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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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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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