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Entries by Liz Ryan from 05/2012

When Friends Lose Their Mojo

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Your friend is suddenly scared of everything, and unsure of his or her value. It can happen after a job loss, or just after another tough quarter that leached away more juice than your friend had in his or her fuel tank.

Your Story Is Your Brand

| Posted 05.03.2012 | Money

I nearly shouted. "Everyone says the same things -- savvy, strategic, seasoned, results-oriented, hard-charging, self-motivated, blah blah blah. Adjectives aren't going to do it. You're going to have to tell your story."

What Does "Out of the Box Thinking" Really Mean?

| Posted 05.06.2012 | Business

Once we climb outside the box, all sorts of possible solutions emerge. We could be tons more innovative than we are, if we'd just acknowledge the fact that traditional American business isn't based on the idea of solving complex problems in clever ways.

How to Terrify an HR Person

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

"So how should I react when I get that condescension, that whole 'HR doesn't understand business' routine?" asked Tara. "You smile and say 'Yes, of course' and carry on with your life."