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How to climb the corporate ladder without selling your soul

HRNasty’s business podcasts for the corporate lifestyle

business podcasts

Commutes are a great time to listen to business podcasts

Business Podcasts

I receive requests for a list of recommended business books on a regular basis. If my parents knew that folks were coming to ME for a reading list they would be rolling over in their graves. Growing up, they were big on the classics and I was more into Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Anarchists Cookbook.

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HWE, Hostile Work Environment

Hostile Work Environment

It’s not what we say, but how we say it that will avoid a Hostile Work Environment

Politics in the workplace, the new Hostile Work Environment

Today I am making some predictions as it relates to the Hostile Work Environment. If you have been pissed off about topics in the past, stop reading and check out one of my favorite podcasts “How I Built This”

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Control and manage your interview and the person conducting the interview

manage the job interview

Take control of your job interview and your career. Avoid a car crash / multiple car pile up

Manage your interview part 2

As a candidate, you need to manage your interview. Last weeks post was on the topic of overcoming a recruiter that didn’t make use of follow-up questions. Many candidates have a solid skill set that fits the job description.

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Exiting employee vs HR department

exiting employee

Treat exiting employees with respect. It is a reflection of the company as much as it is the HR person conducting the exit process

How HR should treat an exiting employee

Exiting employees and how companies treat them is a phenomenon we have all witnessed in the workplace. We have all seen the HR department turn teenager petty when an employee leaves a company for a new opportunity.

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Promotion from Manager to Director, why this jump is difficult for most

promotion to director

Which manager will land the promotion to Director?

Promotion to Director

What makes a promotion to Director harder than a promotion to Manager? The easy part of becoming promoted from individual contributor to Manager is gaining subject matter expertise. Unfortunately, “more” of what landed us our promotion to Manager isn’t usually enough to land the promotion to Director.

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Promotion at work from individual contributor to manager, what it really takes

Promotion at work

Be the Next Big Thing in the eyes of your manager and VP

Promotion at work from Individual Contributor to Manager

Last week we covered the mysteries surrounding a promotion at work and why climbing the career ladder can be so elusive. We shed light on the qualifiers that most of us do NOT think about when it comes to promotions:

  • What is really being discussed behind the scenes when a promotion is being considered?
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