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No one likes to be disliked. The irony is that in our mad scramble to avoid feeling rejected, we hijack our own happiness, according to the book “The Courage to be Disliked,” which is a short read that will leave you thinking for a long time. In the book by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi,...
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Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, is rallying women to pursue leadership positions in business and government despite their fears. In urging women to “Lean In,” she points repeatedly to the confidence of men. She contends that men pursue new jobs and opportunities even if they don’t feel 100% capable of doing the work....
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That’s the question many of you face today. You and your colleagues are frustrated with endlessly long hours, small or non-existent raises, lower bonuses, frequent reorganizations, staff cuts, hiring freezes and a management mantra that people simply have to learn how to do more with less, an edict that insults an employee’s intelligence. While you’re wondering...
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Technologists are perhaps the least aware of all employees of the value of having a personal brand. More important to them is getting a project done on time, completing development, going from test to production or ensuring the business has signed off on requirements. Transcending Boundaries Technologists need to transcend the perceived narrow boundaries of...
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A  big question faced by the three major organizations I worked for concerned the career path of technologists.  Would remaining a ‘technologist’ hurt a career?  How could technologists make the move from being a technologist to being a technology manager?  And, how could they transition from technology and/or technology management to business management?  Anyone who...
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