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5 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

With these five tips, you'll find yourself much better prepared and exponentially more confident when it comes time to interview for a new job.

Your Goal As a Manager: Find Your Replacement

Like the title of this post says, I believe the role of a manager is to identify and hire their replacement. Think about it. If a manager takes their role seriously, then they are constantly searching for talent. They are encouraging employees to learn. Show More Summary

Workplace at Sea

Not your standard workplace: a fascinating video of life on a container ship. [HT: Rick Miller]

Bock: The Classics

Wally Bock is a man of good habits and one involves reading the classics every day. I especially like his point about "finding time."

O'Connor and Time

Cultural Offering has some thoughts by Flannery O'Connor. "A Good Man is Hard to Find" still gives chills. Here's the link for her home.


First, a brief motivational video. [HT: Lou Rodarte] And then an observation by General Stanley McChrystal in his book, Team of Teams: Prediction is not the only way to confront threats; developing resilience, learning how to reconfigure to confront the unknown, is a much more effective way to respond to a complex environment.


From 2012: The Economist examines a Pew survey of Europeans. Note the chart. There will be a laugh-out-loud point. Update: Here's the chart:

33 Humorous Novels

You need a good laugh. This is a quick update - in no particular order - of an ever-growing list of books that are good for your spirits. Please submit other choices. What's missing? Tourist Season by Carl Hiassen Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

Management works in the system; leadership works on the system. - Stephen R. Covey

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2015

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will by Geoff Colvin Unthinkable: The Culture and Politics of Getting Innovation...Show More Summary

Poetry Break

Roald Dahl's "Crocky-Wock The Crocodile." I used to read this to my kids. It was better than "Little Bo-Peep."

Storm Approaching from the East Valley

We can certainly use it. More is expected this weekend. We had a dust storm in the middle of the night a few days ago which is sort of underwhelming because what's the use of a good dust storm if you don't get to see it roll in? That plus no water. Show More Summary

45 Tips and Tools for Travel Nursing Road Trips

It's probably fair to say that travel nurses take road trips more than most. Here are 45 tips and tools to help make road trips safe and enjoyable. The post 45 Tips and Tools for Travel Nursing Road Trips appeared first on BluePipes Blog.

The Top 100 Movie Quotes for HR Pros: #73 is Owen Wilson: "Scariest Environment Imaginable. Thanks - That's all you gotta say"...

Recurring series at the Capitalist: The Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time for HR Pros. In no special order, I break down the 100 movie quotes that resonate most for me as a career HR pro. Some will be...

How Much Notice You REALLY Need To Give When You Quit Your Job

If you want to quit your job, you’re probably used to giving two weeks notice. But experts say that isn’t actually necessary all the time depending on the circumstances. “There’s no defined, historical reason why we’ve been told to give...Show More Summary

One Year Without Social Media

In July 2014 I decided to quit social media, including deleting my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Now that more than a year has passed, I’ll share an update about the past year of being free of social media. At the time it was mildly...Show More Summary

Find your academic tribe! July's Free Agent, the Career Key Newsletter

Is helping others find their academic tribe, the right college major environment on your Fall list for working with high school or college students? Good for you - research says it's worth the extra time to delve into. To read the feature article about it, visit the July 2015 issue of our enewsletter, The Free Agent. Show More Summary

Tara Brach on Overcoming Challenges, Fear of Missing Out, and Mindfullness

“Meditation is evolution’s strategy to bring out our full potential.” – Tara Brach Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

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