Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ask or You Shall Not Receive

May 30, 2011
Ask or You Shall Not Receive

 It’s time to come clean.  I was, or am, (not really sure… once one, always one?) an investment banker.  I was in hiding for a while, especially during the early days of the recession. Neither Capitol Hill, the news media, or…well, really anyone… seemed to like my type.   But as an investment banker, I gained a lot of…

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Reduce your Email Footprint in the Office

May 23, 2011
Reduce your Email Footprint in the Office

Email, used heavily in the corporate world over the past 15 years, has made businesses much more efficient. But office emailing can drag you down when you have to wade through useless emails. Some executives complain that they receive 300-400 emails a day and wish their offices would cut down on extraneous emailage. Here’s an…

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Relationship Building with your Colleagues

May 18, 2011
Relationship Building with your Colleagues

Most professionals know they should strengthen relationships with senior managers, but they often don’t spend enough time cultivating friendships with same-level colleagues, or even those junior to them. If your associate in the next cubicle has become one of your best friends, you will happily spend time with her, but how about that quiet guy…

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Mission Successful: Red Teaming with your Colleagues

May 10, 2011
Mission Successful: Red Teaming with your Colleagues

Before the C.I.A. went live with their invasion of Osama Bin Laden’s enclave, they Red Teamed the operation. I had never heard of Red Teaming before this week, but it sounds sexy and mysterious, so no doubt Hollywood will soon turn it into everyday slang.   A news show I saw taught me that Red…

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Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office

May 3, 2011
Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office

It was when I called my naval officer father by his first name that he told me I was “bordering on insubordination.” No joke. I wanted to laugh, but even at age 13, I wasn’t that stupid. With my upbringing as a Navy brat, not surprisingly, I entered the work force with as much fear…

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