Counter-Balancing the "Insta-On" Work Culture

A new concept is beginning to take hold in the business world—that of the blurring of the boundaries between working hours and non-working hours.  As we find ourselves in blended and sometimes ambiguous scenarios where our personal and professional lives overlap in deeper and more involved ways than ever before, instead of succumbing to bad work culture traits, we can evolve them, one vacation at a time.

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Making a Job Search Work

In last week's post I outlined a primer for writing an expert resume as an integral part of a job search.  A resume is one asset (of a few) that needs to be honed and kept at the ready as it is part of the choreography between different efforts and stages in any job search.  But, the resume is neither the beginning nor the end to a successful job search.

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Five Essential Steps for Designing Business Success

Whether or not entrepreneurs or business managers realize it, or consciously set out to do it, we design our business successes (and failures).  We set ourselves up for success, or for failure.  At the heart of any great business venture, regardless of complexity or whether your funding is in the thousands or millions, there are five essential steps for designing business success from the outset.

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Now, Say 'Thank You'

The need for effective communication.  Is it important for general rules of politeness to be applied to business-to-person interactions?  Why does it matter if a company fails to say “thank you” when someone has initiated a message of communication?  It actually matters a great deal.  When a company fails to communicate properly with its publics—customers, investors, employees, or even potential recruits—it is a clear indicator that two serious problems are in effect.

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