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My guest post for Vistage will go live on Jan. 8!

Vistage is a peer coaching and advisory group that “helps executives become better leaders, solve their business challenges, and get better results”. I have been asked to provide a ‘Quick Start Guide to Hiring Effective Executives’ and it will go live on their blog on Jan. 8, 2013. If you are looking for practical tips …

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Avoid Mind Reading

Long ago, when I was single, one of my managers refused to give me new development work because I was dating a guy who lived out of the state. “You’ll go marry him and then where will I be?” he asked. “I’ll be down a developer.” “If you don’t give me good work to do, …

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Great Assistants Help (Senior) Managers

I spoke with someone who wants a senior level management position. (He’s currently a mid-level manager.) I asked him about his experience with assistants. “I’ve never had one.” Oh. Senior people have assistants because they need them. Other people need them, but our organizations have decided we can do all the grunt work ourselves. Don’t …

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