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Seven Soloist Resolutions for 2010

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

It's not just the start of a new year but also a whole new decade. It's a perfect time to make some changes designed to allow you to learn how to enjoy your job.

Tiger's Seven Lessons OFF the Course

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Any golfer could stand to learn a lot from what Tiger Woods does on the links. Off the course, it's what Tiger doesn't do that is the most educational.

Eight White Elephants: Re-Gifting at the Holiday Office Party

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

A time-honored tradition in the workplace is the re-gifting of junk you no longer want, wrapped and bowed and given to another at the annual holiday party in a "white elephant" exchange.

Eight Soloist Secrets To Getting Your Work Done

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

To help you to discover (or re-discover) the Soloist within you, here are eight secrets that will help you to kick loose from the daily grind for a little while.

Tiger's Brand Bogey

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Littman

What's the real business lesson in Tiger's astonishingly precipitous fall from grace? In the age of the personal brand, Twitter and real-time, one major misstep can cost you a fortune.

Tripping Up the Know-It-None: Five Places on the Web to Find the Truth

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Five online sources you can depend on to give you the straight scoop, which you can then use to straighten out your local Know-It-None.

Ten Least Wanted In The News: The Spreadsheet Suspect

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

What may have made Raymond Clark lethal in the workplace was the fact that his supervisors failed to check his obsession for absolute control.

Nine Ways to Get Noticed (Without Compromising Yourself)

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Find a few ways to misdirect management from other misstepping officemates from time to time, and you'll be hip-deep in favors owed to you.

Five Ways To Not Be Stop-Signed In A Brainstorm

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Pictures are hard to ignore. Draw some image, however crude, of your idea. It's more likely to make it up on the board.

Want Customer Love? Give A Tour

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

The East Coast brand has the punch of one of the world's most famous advertising firms touting their products. But no tour to speak of, and the executives and managers I met with confessed that few at the company partake of their products.

Stay on Vacation a Little Longer

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Hershon

Just because you're back from that summer sojourn doesn't mean that the party has to be over.

How To Recharge Your Business Batteries

Jonathan Littman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Littman

Summer vacation is the ideal period during the year to take chances and have new experiences, the time and place to venture outside your regular life.

The Fall of the Flimflam: What Every Executive Can Learn from BofA's Sleight of Hand

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Judge Jed S. Rakoff of New York is my idea of a true American hero. This week he had the guts to ridicule the sham $33 million settlement put forth by the SEC and Bank of America execs.

Seven Secrets to Missing a Meeting

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Your key to getting more of your time back is to focus on those passive meetings...then start finding ways to skip them.

Be A Productive Twit

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Hershon

There's something different about Twitter. And it's more than just the poetic brevity of 140 character messages, it can actually be useful!

Seven Tips to Impress the Office With Your Summer Vacation

Jonathan Littman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Littman

Don't you know that making the most of your fabulous Summer Vacation is the secret to getting ahead in your career?

Ten Interview Tricks to Get the Job

Jonathan Littman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Littman

Companies want you to treat your interview as being the most important thing in the world. In reality, it's all a big game. Your challenge: Get the job.

Five Steps To Start Solocrafting

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

You have to act as a Soloist to be one. We've put together five steps to jumpstart the Soloist in you.

Fighting Teamwork

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Ringelmann showed that three men only pull as hard as two and a half men, and eight only pull as hard as four. Far from synergy, group effort creates an inverse productivity ratio.

My Kindle Ate My Homework

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marc Hershon

Amazon slapped my sense of ownership and control across the face yesterday when I learned they reached right into the Kindles of anumber of customers and deleted -- irony of ironies -- copies of George Orwell's 1984.

Five Tips How To Go Solo (While Still At Work)

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Teamwork only takes you so far. Learning how to tackle certain tasks and challenges independently will quickly put you on the path to becoming more successful.

Backup For The Productive Nomad

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Being able to work out of the office doesn't just boost productivity, it's an added attraction for the modern employee who thinks better on his feet, and on the go.

Healthy Hating

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Hating, just like everything else in life, can be a healthy habit as long as it's done in moderation.

Who Needs Teamwork?

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

There's pride and a new sense of self in becoming a Soloist. The Soloist is keenly aware of the difference between creative, innovative effort and mind-numbing groupthink. By cutting loose form the pack whenever possible, the Soloist reaches new levels of performance.

How To Dig Your Office Cave

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Jobs and pay are being cut and slashed like the Brazilian rainforest, opportunities for advancement vanishing like the Polar ice cap. What's a smart worker to do? Dig a Cave.