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Dealing With Difficult Bosses – Chapter 2 - Bosses Who Won't Make A Decision

Our guidance on dealing with bosses who won’t make a decision.

We’ve covered angry bosses, but there’s a lot of difficult bosses to deal with. We’re working on that with Manager Tools, but in the meantime what can you do about your boss who won’t make a decision? Here’s what to do.


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Gift Giving

Our guidance on buying gifts.

You’d think that gift giving wouldn’t be a part of the workplace. After all, we’re at work. It’s all about results right? Well, no. There’s relationships too, and sometimes those relationships are closer than just ‘the person I sit next to’. If you want to buy a gift though, you have to understand that motives are read can be read into that. Many of us learned this the hard way. Here’s the easy way.


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Staying Current Professionally - RSS Feeds

Our guidance on keeping up with your industry news using RSS feeds.

There are multiple ways of keeping up with industry news. It’s not a lack of news most of us are suffering from but needing a way to manage the firehose of available information.


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Choosing A Company - Industry Stability

The third installment of our series on how to choose a company.

In the first cast in this series, we talked about the factors to consider when choosing a new company. Now we’re going to work through each in turn and help you with the questions to ask yourself when trying to decide what you need to be looking for.


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Accepting Linkedin Requests

Our guidance on how to deal with Linkedin requests.

We get a lot of questions about accepting Linkedin requests as well as making them. In this cast, we’re going to specifically cover from whom to accept requests, and in a later cast we’ll cover approaching others. By the time you read this, Linkedin may no longer be the defacto business connection tool on the web. However, business and manners won’t have changed that much, so you can use this guidance with any tool.


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Positioning Yourself To Be Mentored

Our guidance on what you need to do in order to position yourself to be mentored.

We have a cast about the basics of mentoring, and we have two casts for mentors. What the mentor casts tell you that the mentee cast doesn’t is that the mentors chose their mentees based on their potential. There’s no point in a mentor putting time into someone who is not going to respond, or not going to take action, or not going to be open to change. What do you do to stand out as someone who it would worth mentoring? That's what we’re going to cover in this cast.


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Multiple Jobs In One Company And Your Resume

Our guidance on how to deal with specific situations on your resume which arise when you've been with a company a long time.

We get a lot of questions about dealing with your resume when you've been a company a long time. It seems to really confuse people – and adds to their fear that a long time in one company would be seen as being 'stagnant'. In this cast, we’re going to address the problems, and hopefully allay your fears.


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Choosing A Company To Work For - Chapter 3 - Values

The third installment of our series on how to choose a company.

In the first cast in this series, we talked about the factors to consider when choosing a new company. Now we’re going to work through each in turn and help you with the questions to ask yourself when trying to decide what you need to be looking for.


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Dealing With Objections - Part 2

The conclusion of our guidance on how to deal with objections.

Sales people are taught all sorts of objection handling techniques. Most of us don’t know any, and yet we sell our ideas and plans all the time. This is one simple method of handling an objection that you can use in almost any circumstance, even if you’ve never thought of yourself as a salesman.


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Dealing With Objections - Part 1

Our guidance on how to deal with objections.

Sales people are taught all sorts of objection handling techniques. Most of us don’t know any, and yet we sell our ideas and plans all the time. This is one simple method of handling an objection that you can use in almost any circumstance, even if you’ve never thought of yourself as a salesman.


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