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How to pitch new ideas in the corporate world and your personal life

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Are you getting all of your new ideas launched and executed?

How do you present new ideas at work?

Have you ever pitched an idea to our boss and run into a brick wall? Was your idea shot full of holes or dismissed? Today I provide insight into why some new ideas get off the ground and others die on the vine.

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Getting over the fear of providing employee feedback

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This guy has no fear of providing employee feedback for improvement (and a little something extra)

Employee feedback is hard

As a manager, one of the most common, anxiety causing moments is when we need to provide “ employee feedback” for improvement.  No one wants to tell a colleague they are doing something wrong.

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Why you should never say, “I can do this job” in an interview

Don’t mention that you can do the job in an interview!

The most common phrase in an interview

that candidates share with their interviewer is, “I can do this job”. Believe it or not, this is a phrase you want to avoid in your interviews. This is one of the last phrases you want to share with your interviewer and we will provide a number of reasons why this is the case.

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How the exit interview fails the company

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Keep employees engaged so they don’t think about giving their two-week notice. 

Does your company conduct exit interviews?

Last week I blogged about employees turning in their two-week notice. As an HR person, it has been my experience that more than half the employees leave a company without saying anything to their manager about what causes the disconnect.

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Two week notice. Why you don’t have to quit the job you hate.

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Turning in your two-week notice without a conversation is a short-sighted move

Why quitting your job should be the last resort

If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice for any of the following reasons, I encourage you to have an honest conversation with yourself. Below are the more common reasons and employees will turn in their two week’s notice and quit:

  • Lack of management recognition of work
  • Bored and unchallenged
  • Didn’t receive the opportunity that was expected
  • Relationship with manager/boss
  • Relationship with co-workers
  • Opportunity to use a skill that is considered a strength

Look in the mirror

If you are thinking about turning in your two-week notice,

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Can you coach a bad attitude?

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The bad attitude is tough to coach

Is a bad attitude coachable?

As managers, I am confident we can train employees to learn our products, our software and to a certain extent our culture. Coaching an employee attitude is a different animal. How we think about life, our careers, our managers and our companies success is usually a reflection of our personal outlook on life.

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