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Are You Guilty of Micromanaging? (Or Is Your Manager?)

August 4, 2017

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It’s an affliction that affects so many managers, and often they don’t even realize they’re doing it. See if you can spot yourself — or your manager — in any of these statements: Can I read that email before you send it? When will you have that report to me? Did you call the client, […]

What You Can Learn from a Bad Boss

November 17, 2015

Got a Horrible Boss? Well, lucky you! Stay with me for a minute. The truth is, having a terrible boss early in your career can present a hugely valuable learning opportunity that you might not recognize. Like most people, I’ve had my share of challenging bosses. Here are three lessons I learned from the experience […]

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What You Can Learn from a Bad Boss

Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders: My Talk at NACE 2015

June 16, 2015

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Last week I had the amazing experience of serving as a keynote speaker at the annual National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference in Anaheim, Calif. The enthusiasm of the crowd was infectious, and I had the opportunity to connect with so many career services professionals and campus recruiters who are on the front […]

My Talk at NACE 2015

Managing Millennials Really Is Different

May 8, 2015

Are millennials really that different from other generations when they were first starting out? This is one of the most common questions I’m asked and an issue I think about frequently. My conclusion is that millennials are truly different in some important ways. Their engagement with technology is an obvious difference, but more important, I […]

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Managing Millennials Really is Different

When ‘Busy’ is a 4-Letter Word for Leaders

March 24, 2015

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When I first started my career in the late-1990s, I remember being really impressed by people who said they were “slammed”, “buried” or “completely maxed out”. “They must be so important,” I thought, as I chugged my third Diet Coke of the morning and tapped away on my PalmPilot. But now I know better, and […]

When ‘Busy’ is a 4-Letter Word for Leaders

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

February 24, 2015

Do you ever feel like a fake? If you’re a leader today and you’ve felt some occasional insecurity in your role, you’re far from alone. This phenomenon is often called impostor syndrome, and it’s a concern that arises in many training sessions I deliver to leaders, and new leaders in particular. The good news is […]

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How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

4 Classic Management Books that Remain Relevant Today

November 18, 2014

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In writing my book Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I followed in the footsteps of many leadership and management thinkers and teachers. While some of their work has gone out of fashion or been rendered irrelevant by newer thinking, plenty remains relevant and useful today. In Becoming the Boss, […]

Becoming the Boss: The 4 Essential Elements of Your Personal Brand

September 16, 2014

Today is the day! I am thrilled to launch my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, into the world. As I wrote last week, the first step to becoming the boss is to learn about yourself. How can you be a great leader of your own life and […]

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