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Getting It Done Versus Getting It Right


If you read my blog posts regularly, it will not surprise you to learn that I am strongly task-oriented. Tips for goal setting, tips for getting organized, tips to keep you on track – it’s obvious that I care about getting things done.

But there are differences of opinion, even among strongly task-oriented people. Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner, authors of Dealing with People You Can’t Stand, calls the two types of task-oriented people “Get it Done” versus “Get it Right.” And even though we both focus on tasks, we can drive each other crazy. Continue reading

How to Be More Persuasive Part 2: Reciprocity


Influence is a book about how to be more persuasive, written by Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., who admits in the introduction that he wanted to research how and why he became such a patsy. “For as long as I can recall,” he writes, “I’ve been an easy mark for the pitches of peddlers, fundraisers and operators of … Continue reading

How to Be More Persuasive


All business communication is persuasive communication. Whether you’re in sales, business development, advertising, PR, or another persuasive profession, or leading a team, creating policies, or recruiting, you’re working on persuading someone else to take action. Influence is a book about how to be more persuasive, written by Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., who admits in the introduction … Continue reading

Curiosity Killed the Cat


In my last post, I wrote about how curious and open people are invaluable to your team. I made a strong case for hiring people who are intellectually curious and open to new ideas – avid for them, even. But are there times when a curious person is not the ideal addition to your team? The answer is yes. Continue reading

The Desk Blanket


First, let me apologize to all my beloved female office mates for this post. I work in an elderly building with only periodic climate control. In the summer, we freeze, until the air conditioning stops altogether. Then we pray for relief until it gets fixed.  We vow as we swelter never to complain about being cold … Continue reading

What Makes the Ultimate Dream Job?


(Courtesty:  www.highground.com ) What Makes the Ultimate Dream Job? [Infographic] Posted by: Andrea Weinfurt Tags: dream job, infographic, perks, professional development Believe it or not, foosball tables, beer Fridays and napping pods are not the way to the average professional’s heart. While these are cute (and welcome) perks, they aren’t really what people want in a dream … Continue reading

Online Classes to Boost Your Skills


I’ve written about online classes before, which are a cost-effective and available anywhere way to boost your skills, brush up on software, and continue your quest for lifelong learning. Thanks to the career experts at The Muse, here are a few more to add to your catalog. Click here for the original post. 1. ALISON … Continue reading