7 Career Saving Questions to Ask Before You Start a New Project

Want your project to fail? Just sit back and just let things happen. But I'm going to guess you care about this project. And not only about your project, but its people, and your career. That means it's time to sit down with your boss or client (and yourself) and ask some direct questions about what the heck is going on—before you start a new project. For each of these questions, don't shy away from being direct. Often, it's the questions we're most reluctant to ask…

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5 Steps You Can Use To Build a “First Team” Mindset

Credit to: Patrick Lencioni & The Table Group for the "First Team" concept and  Dalmau Consulting for the image I loved my job. I was part of a powerful and effective executive team, to whom I was loyal. I had no problem identifying that they were the team I was personally responsible for and accountable for. They were my ‘First Team.’ I had built my own team into a great team. People took on some of the most complex projects you could imagine and not just…

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The 7 Hidden Reasons Your Employees Leave You

In The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave, employee-retention expert Leigh Branham discusses how companies can tackle employee disengagement and retain their best and brightest people. Nearly 90% of bosses think their employees quit to make more money. That means nearly 90% of bosses are wrong. Studies show these are the seven “real” reasons that retention isn’t better: Ask HR people their top issue these days, and it’s likely to be retention. That’s no surprise. The cost in dollars and disruption of replacing a trained employee is…

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