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About that Reputation

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A new job title is being bantered about. The title is interesting and the concept sounds good. The job is – CHIEF REPUTATION OFFICER. I am intrigued. Someone needs to be in charge of an organization’s reputation. Sometimes it’s not clear who that might be. Sometimes it is clear that it’s not the CEO. In fact, lately, it seems that some […]

Communicating with the Boss (via the Chair)

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Communicating with the boss is tricky. If all you ever do is say good things you may enter the world of being called a “suck up” and your colleagues will hate you. Even the boss doesn’t like a brown-noser.  If you are critical, especially in front of others, you may end up “spending more time with your […]

When Your Boss is Wrong (And Everyone Knows)

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It happens. It happens more than it should. The boss made a mistake and all hell is breaking loose. Maybe the mistake was based on a decision made too hastily. Maybe it was made on insufficient data. Maybe it was made on an impulse in the heat of a moment. No matter the logic behind it. The mistake was made and the […]