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Dear Manager: There’s Something You Should Know


Robby

I’m here to tell you something about your employees. Not all of them, but some of them. In fact, these are some of your highest-ranking, most highly-compensated team members. I wish I didn’t have to be the one to break it to you, but there’s an ugly truth that you should know.

Some of your people don’t consistently return calls and emails. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, August 19 2014 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

A 100% Commission Sales Job is Not an Actual Job


Robby

I run across a lot of jobs and jobseekers here in the greater Indianapolis area. And there’s one type of “job” that frustrates me to no end. It’s the sales position that’s paid 100% on commission. That may be fine for some people, but it’s not a job. It’s something else. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, August 12 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Don’t Be Afraid of Working — or Leading — Remotely


Laura

No longer is the land of cubicles the only way to get work done for many businesses. Even as the cool new open offices take their place in the Indianapolis landscape, another way to get work done is taking hold–not only in Indy–but around the world: working remotely. Job seekers, take note. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, August 5 2014 » Corporate Culture, Leadership, Technology Tips » No Comments

How Do People Want to be Managed?


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I heard “Manage others the way you want to be managed” three times in one day last week. The last time was at dinner with friends when Robby Slaughter and I simultaneously yelped “No!” (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, July 29 2014 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Please Don’t Send Me a Message on LinkedIn


Robby

It’s true that LinkedIn is a wonderful tool. Almost every time I visit with a jobseeker here in Central Indiana, or take a meeting with people, the topic of LinkedIn comes up. You should be on this network. But like many things in life, just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should it. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, July 22 2014 » Personal Organization, Technology Tips, Uncategorized » No Comments

Make a Meeting Actually Matter


Robby

Ever been to one of those meetings where nothing really happened and you realize that it was just a big waste of time? I go to a ton of meetings here in Indianapolis and elsewhere, and too many of them are awful. What are you supposed to do?
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Tue, July 15 2014 » Corporate Culture, Success Consciousness » 2 Comments