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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites

    More Employers Looking at Social Networking Sites
    If you're looking for a job, you may want to do more than brush up your resume. You may also want to re-examine your Facebook page. More and more, employers are prowling social network sites - such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter - to check on potential new hires. "It can be a legitimate way to see if someone is a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview

    Use Public Speaking Skills to Ace Your Job Interview
    To have a successful job interview, you'll want to appear poised, calm and confident. As CEO of Media Training Worldwide, TJ Walker coaches clients on how to speak to live audiences and the media. Those same skills apply to job interviews, Walker said. "You want to look comfortable and relaxed. You want to be understood and, most importantly, you want your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    MI5 Cutting Employees Who Lack Social Networking, Web 2.0 Skills

    MI5 Cutting Employees Who Lack Social Networking, Web 2.0 Skills
    The British Intelligence and Security Committee confirmed its MI5 agency is now replacing older staff members who are not tech savvy enough to stay in the British security agency."I think some of the staff perhaps aren't quite the ones that we will want for the future," said Jonathan Evans, MI5 Director General, in a statement in front of the committee.  Both voluntary ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks

    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks
    This week, details about both the Windows Phone 7 architecture and low-end phone hardware for developing nations was aired.Microsoft faces much the same position as Palm does in the smartphone market -- it's losing marketshare to a charging Google and is falling farther away from entrenched market leaders Apple and Research in Motion.Microsoft's answer is a complete reboot of its smartphone franchise, however, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On

    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On
    "Is you is or is you ain't my baby?" Over the weekend, Engadget posted pictures of what it claimed to be the next generation iPhone 4G. The pictures sparked quite a debate over their authenticity and many flatly rejected the design saying that it was too ugly to be an iPhone. Detractors noted the blocky shape and seams along the edge ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit

    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit
    The financial and structural problems for Palm continue to pile up with no apparent viable outcome other than selling the company.Palm started the week already under constant pressure, but it got worse when it was disclosed Michael Abbott, Palm Vice President of Software and Services, abandoned the company as Palm admitted it may be more difficult to find a new buyer ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Responding to Flaming Email

    Responding to Flaming Email
    I was watching the new Social Media Revolution video recently and it occurred to me that email could be one of those things that's both created and ended during my lifetime.  If you're not aware, email was invented in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson.  And it's being used less and less each day. But while email is still around and being used ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Tips to Take a Summer Office Break

    6 Tips to Take a Summer Office Break
    Feel like the four dreary walls of your cubicle are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of that lifeless cubicle and away from the dreariness of your nine-to-five office life. Worried your workload will keep you from some ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Importance of Giving Notice

    The Importance of Giving Notice
    I read an article recently dealing with the pros/cons of employees giving notice.  It's an interesting read and you can check it out here. Giving notice should be a two-way street.  Employees should give notice to the company so a transition plan can be put into place.  Companies also have the opportunity to "give notice" to employees — for example, sometimes ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking

    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking
    Apple recently has come under fire for engaging in a campaign of moralistic censorship when it comes to the applications it allows on its mobile devices.  That campaign is perhaps made more ironic by Apple's iconic 1984 commercial, in which it depicted itself as the face of freedom, taking down Big Brother.  Now with a new announcement that it will be ...
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