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Dec 04

Embrace the Chaos of Work

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

We are told to embrace change, right? Well, we’re in a period where change really doesn’t cover what needs to be embraced. Instead, I propose that we need to embrace chaos. Yes, chaos. Think of the extraordinary circumstances in the business world today: hundreds of billions for bailouts of financial companies – who still are […]

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Oct 22

Book Review: The Integrity Dividend

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Intellectually, we understand that having integrity is an important value to demonstrate to others. Then we fail in the follow-through to show integrity in the moment. We don’t keep our word on small commitments, or forget our commitment to do something, or don’t think that showing up makes a difference. It does. In “The Integrity […]

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Sep 10

When the job market falls apart…

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

With unemployment over 6% in the United States (some 8% if you use the criteria from the 1980’s) and some industries really taking it on the chin, Cubicle Warriors necessarily feel uneasy about their positions. It make sense. But worrying about your position doesn’t do you much good. What follows are eight killer steps to […]

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Jul 15

Scared to take this job

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

This weekend, I received a note from one of my readers asking if she should take a job with Countrywide in India, given their recent purchase by Bank of America, or take a job with IBM or Infosys. According to the note, here’s what the hiring manager said about the Countrywide merger with Bank of […]

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Jul 11

A neat recruiting tool – that’s totally scary

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Monday update below For 15-years or so, I’ve been fascinated with combining maps with business. There are some legitimate reasons for this combination – sending technicians to the next closest trouble ticket, routing deliveries for UPS-like services, and knowing where you customers are located so you can provide the right services for them. Jim Stroud, […]

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Jul 03

Are you taking a fauxcation?

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Business Week is offering up some good posts by respected business bloggers. One of my recent favorites is in the work-life balance section (work-life balance, by the way, I don’t believe in. There is merely choice…). In any case, the point of Are You Taking a Vacation? Or a Fauxcation? is: Such is the new […]

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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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Feb 25

Return from Ireland

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

As I am writing this on Sunday morning, Kate and I are sitting in the Dublin, Ireland, airport awaiting our return flight to the United States. It’s been a great two weeks here in Ireland — a lot more than what we expected. The Irish people are famous for their hospitality and there was no […]

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Feb 21

Straight from the Job Seeker’s Mouth

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

A couple weeks back, the Career Management Alliance Blog wrote an article called “Straight From the Recruiter’s Mouth.” The basic premise of the article is straight-forward: “You must follow-up on Internet job applications whenever possible.” I agree with that premise. I just don’t know how it is possible. In the United States (and this is […]

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