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  • Here Are The Skills That Make American Cities Unique

    By jennifer jennifer on April 4, 2017
    If you’ve ever wondered what makes your city unique, perhaps architecture, cuisine and lifestyle came to mind. With today’s proliferation of data, we can also understand the skill sets that make cities unique, and it provides a fascinating view into local economies. Professional networking platform LinkedIn looked at its users’ profiles in the top 10 U.S. metro areas, and for […]
  • Five unexpected ways you can screw up a job offer

    By jennifer jennifer on March 31, 2017
    An offer of employment isn’t always a done deal — these mistakes can leave applicants empty-handed   Wowing the hiring manager may lead to a job offer — but certain things you do (or don’t do) could endanger it.   A Cincinnati woman learned that the hard way. After signing a petition, an offer she received to return to her […]
  • Nine Things That Make Good People Quit

    By jennifer jennifer on March 30, 2017
    Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.   It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.   Managers tend to blame their turnover […]
  • Seven Traits of Exceptional Leaders

    By jennifer jennifer on March 24, 2017
    To lead successfully requires earning the confidence of those who are to be led.   Emotions are the universal language. The way the emotions are felt is the same in each of us. What triggers our emotion is individual, but if we can feel our own pain then we can know what it is like for another to feel their […]
  • How To Find A Good Mentor

    By jennifer jennifer on March 24, 2017
    A good mentor who knows the organization well can be extremely valuable to you and your career. A good mentor can help you navigate organizational complexities.   I recently received the question below from a reader. I figure if one person asked it, others may well have it too. A good mentor can be an excellent career asset in helping […]
  • Three Strategies for Projecting Success and Confidence as a Leader

    By jennifer jennifer on March 20, 2017
    A leader’s job is to step into everyone’s shoes and find ways to make the path less treacherous, stressful and demoralizing.   An old friend called me yesterday and I enjoyed the opportunity to learn about where his life was taking him. During the discussion, he commented, “I can’t believe the idiots I have to put up with at the […]


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