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Making and (Really) Keeping New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 7:07 PM

Want to lose weight? Gain muscle? Stop smoking? Make more time for friends or family?

Most of us want to improve something about ourselves, and knocking on the door of 2016, what better time to promise yourself that this new year's resolution will be different? And yet, most of...

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The Art of Timing in Negotiation

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2014 | 4:08 PM

(written with Giuseppe Conti)

click to see Leonardo's Last Supper

Planning a trip to Italy to discover some Renaissance paintings? You better plan at least three months in advance if you want to see Leonardo's Last Supper in Milan, as there is a huge waiting list.

What contributed...

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Crowdsourcing Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 5:02 AM

(written with Maury Peiperl, Ph.D.)

Management gurus tell us what leadership is...and isn't. Years of research have taken us from employee-driven quality control, to empowerment, to "followership." By "turning the pyramid upside down," many of these approaches encourage employees to do what they think is best to serve customers, improve...

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Three Steps to Ridding Yourself of Energy Suckers

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2013 | 1:15 AM

It happens to us at different points in life. For me, it was around 40. What happened? I woke up and realized that I'd spent most of my life trying to do my best in all my many roles--wife, mother, daughter, professor, colleague, friend, neighbor--while neglecting one: self. In my...

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New Job? Don't Just Negotiate Salary, Negotiate Expectations as Well

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 8:00 PM

You are offered the job you've always wanted. At last - recognition for all your hard work and achievement. Surely, your spouse and children will be just as happy as you are. Or will they? Does the new job mean more travel? Fewer dinners with the family? Even more time...

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Virtual Mentors, Real Benefits

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 4:46 PM

Imagine taking advice from a shipping mogul in Bangladesh. Or getting tips for your upcoming meeting in Japan over a web-cam crossing 10 time zones? Ever think of co-authoring a book with someone you've never seen? The age of connectivity has ushered in a new take on the age-old practice...

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The "E" in E-Communication: Electronic or Evasive?

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 1:07 PM

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a new smart phone, tablet, or computer. Just look at the last few weeks' worth of print and TV adverts. It seems like everyone wants the latest technology to be able to send a cryptic message to friends, loved ones, and the rest of the...

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Is Your Leader a Louder? 5 Ways of Dealing With an Abusive Boss

(2) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 12:04 PM

Let's face it, it's not easy being the boss. According to a study from HR provider Adecco, only 30 percent of employees aspire to have the boss' job. But simply having responsibility doesn't garner respect or a working relationship. Around 37 percent of the employees polled thought they were smarter...

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