Posts Tagged ‘ colleague ’

Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

November 14, 2012
Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

I ran on the treadmill this morning watching The Today Show and witnessed teenage fans of One Direction in tears. I don’t fully understand why girls cry when they see idols…are they happy to be in their presence? Or, are they sad they’ll never get closer to them? For whatever reason, these girls were deifying…

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Coalition Building With Your Colleagues and Clients

November 7, 2012
Coalition Building With Your Colleagues and Clients

Now that the election is over, we can all be happy there are no more snipey political ads, no more intrusive political phone calls, and; no more annoying candidate diatribes. We now know that derisive political behavior doesn’t work so well. Pundits say one of the boons to the Obama campaign came when he joined…

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Conflict Resolution at the Office

October 2, 2012
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Last week, a doctor in charge of my father’s hospital care refused to call for a specialist to join the team. During our brief interaction, the doctor was also rude, dismissive and patronizing. I think he had a fight with his wife that morning. I needed a specialist brought in and this doctor, who we’ll…

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Checklist for First Business Trips

June 6, 2012
Checklist for First Business Trips

My first business trip at my post-college job in NYC was to glamorous Los Angeles. The hotel, located next to a prestigious Hollywood theatre, was supposedly frequented by celebrities; I was excited. My boss had directed me to fly alone to LAX and join him at our meeting. Dressed in a suit that morning in…

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Network like an H.R. Professional

May 2, 2012
Network like an H.R. Professional

My neighbor, Kathy, ran Human Resources for a large fragrance company. When I first got to know Kathy, I would leave our conversation thinking how much fun she was. But it soon dawned on me that I was enjoying myself because we talked entirely about ME the entire time. No wonder I had fun. Kathy…

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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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Playing Politics with Your Administrative Assistant

April 11, 2011
Playing Politics with Your Administrative Assistant

When you start a job right out of school, you’re probably closer in rank to most of the administrative assistants in your group than you are to the officers. At this point your dream may be to have an administrative assistant, as opposed to being effectively considered one by your senior colleagues. Or, maybe you…

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Respond Quickly at the Office

January 19, 2011
Respond Quickly at the Office

Thurs. 3:15 pm, Kat’s text: “Meet at Casey’s after work Fri?” Thurs. 5:36 pm, Kat’s Questioning Mind: Why hasn’t he texted back? I sent the text two hours ago? Maybe he doesn’t want to meet me? Thurs. 10:24 pm, Kat’s Stressed Mind: Did he get the message? Maybe he lost his phone? Oh… why doesn’t…

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