How to Succeed at Your Next Job

I hope you didn’t lose a job you loved, but as the unemployment rate soars, the odds are getting better that you’ll have an easier time succeeding at your next job than whatever you were doing before the apocalypse. Here are my top tips: Get the lay of the land so you know where the […]

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Three Rules for Firing People

I did executive career counseling long before ‘You’re fired!” became a meme. That’s how I got to thinking about how end of a job is similar to the end of life. Having made this connection, three guiding principles came into focus. They are: Maintain a ‘least restrictive’ environment. This means allowing the dying person the latitude to do what they need or want to […]

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A Good Time for Good Will

Good will, I’ve learned from colleagues who practice the mysterious art of business valuation, is not an easy thing to quantify. There are standard guidelines, but each seems to have a unique recipe or method for assigning a number to intangible assets, and sometimes they even agree. But not often. Especially when they are on […]

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